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|Cybersecurity Assessment Observations|
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014In June 2014, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC") launched a pilot cybersecurity testing program utilizing upcoming state and federal regulatory examinations at more than 500 community financial institutions. The purpose of the effort was to assess how these...
|Six Myths about Data Privacy and Security that Professional Employer Organizations Should Skip|
Ted Nick Kazaglis, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014Data breaches and compliance failures threaten company reputation and put individuals’ personal identities, finances, and medical information in jeopardy. In the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry, where companies providing PEO or other human resource outsourcing services...
|FCC Issues $10 Million Fine for Data Security Breach|
Adam C. Smith; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 29, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued a joint fine to two related telecommunications companies in the amount of $10 million.
|Waiting to Analyze Your Data Vulnerabilities? Do So at Your Own Risk|
Richard H. Blake; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014Still debating whether to conduct a serious analysis of your company’s data security vulnerabilities? Well, consider this...
|FCC Proposes $10 Million Forfeiture for Privacy Violations|
Richard L. Reiter; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 30, 2014On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a $10 million forfeiture penalty against TerraCom, Inc. (TerraCom) and YourTel America, Inc. (YourTel) (collectively, the Corporations) for alleged data security violations. Although the FCC is currently unaware of any...
|Nude Photos and National Cyber Security Awareness Month|
Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to remind employees (and yourselves) about how to keep corporate networks and their own cyber lives secure. All month, we will post articles that might be useful for distribution as “reminders....” along...
|A Different Kind of “Virus”: FDA Follows NIST Framework in Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices|
Joshua T. Foust; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 13, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014In past posts we’ve taken a close look at the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), exploring its wide-ranging implications for companies across a number of different industries. As we’ve...
|Implementing An Information Governance Program|
Mayer Brown LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014The IT department of a retail company implements email account volume limits in attempt to control growing data proliferation. In response, employees in the data analytics department begin using off-system cloud storage options to store their data. The cloud storage company announces that there has...
|HHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool|
Jason R. Davis, Laura Dickson Rixey; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
July 8, 2014Organizations that have access to electronic protected health information should be aware of a new tool that is available to assist in achieving compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) security regulations (the “Security Rule”)....
|Privacy and the Digital Age- How Might R v. Spencer Affect Your Workplace?|
Veronica Rossos; Singleton Urquhart LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014In today's digital era, the Supreme Court has been faced with new challenges in balancing online privacy in the face of emerging cybercrimes, such as child pornography and cyberbullying. This month in the landmark decision R v. Spencer, the court affirmed that an internet user maintains a right to...