Five cyber security imperatives for all companies

Read Warwick Ashford list five cyber security imperatives for all companies on Computer Weekly : All organsations should do everything they can to control what they can to improve their resilience to cyber attack, according to Scott Carlson, technical fellow and executive security advisor at BeyondTrust. Read his full article here.

Assessing Risk To Hotels In The Age Of Data Breaches

In their latest article for the New York Law Journal, Todd Soloway, Chair of Pryor Cashman’s Hotel + Hospitality Group, and Partner Bryan Mohler evaluate the risks borne by hotel owners, operators and insurers in the event of a data breach. Read about the cyber risks to hotels on Mondaq.

The urgent need to ‘quantify the hidden costs of a data breach’

As the financial implications of IT downtime continue to swell, organisations must be prepared to assign real costs to the intangible or ‘hidden’ damages, which are regularly experienced during a cyber security breach. Read why organisations must be prepared to quantify the ‘hidden’ costs of a breach to strengthen the case for continued security investment […]

5 Things You Need to Know About the Small Business Cybersecurity Act

The U.S. Senate is poised to consider passage of the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act of 2017 to require the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support better cybersecurity among small businesses, JD Supra reports. Read about the five things small and medium businesses should know about the new cyber security act on The […]

What does the internet of things mean for data breaches?

Read Chase Gunter’s article about how Internet of Things affects data breaches on FCW : The explosive growth of internet-connected devices creates new pathways for attack for hackers, and expands the possibilities of the kinds of data that can be compromised. The question before policymakers is whether new laws are needed to protect consumers and to […]

Hacking Healthcare: Compliance Alone Won’t Save You

Read why  Wesley McGrew says that only regulatory compliance wont save healthcare firms from data breaches on CIO : A breach of a healthcare provider can have a serious impact, both in terms of financial loss and patient confidence. HIPAA violations can involve fines of up to $50,000. That’s applicable to each patient record! In […]

How will Australia’s mandatory data breach notification law affect health service providers

The apparent privacy breach illustrates the potential harm to reputation of health service providers and underscores the need to improve information handling practices in order to minimise the need to comply with the mandatory data breach obligation. Read about how the new Australian data breach notification law will affect healthcare firms on Lexology.

How to Investigate, Contain, Recover From Breaches

Read Eileen McCooey’s article about how businesses can investigate, contain and recover from data breaches on Baseline : Data breaches and cyber-security incidents are becoming more complex and far-reaching, extending to every department in an organization. A swift, effective response is critical: Left unchecked, breaches can result in enterprise-wide damage that can affect a company’s stock […]

Lawyers and insurers set for data breach payday

Read Stilgherrian’s article about how lawyers and insurers will hit payday after the GDPR and Australian data breach notification regime come into play on ZDNet : Australia’s mandatory data breach notification laws come into force in February 2018. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which also requires breach notification, becomes law in May 2018. Brexit […]

Tips to Help a Business Avoid Data Breach Litigation

Little else is as stressful for a company than handling the aftermath of a data breach. Not only does the company have the obligation of making notifications to clients about the data breach, but it may also be confronted by data breach lawyers with at least one lawsuit, or even a class action. Read legal […]