Tag: Guidance

Better Business Bureau to give more cyber security help to small firms

One of the biggest problems Canada faces is getting small businesses to lower the risk of being victims of cyber attacks by toughening their processes and IT infrastructure. With limited budgets, small businesses are less likely than larger firms to hire experts to advise them on proper procedures and technology.

Read the news about Better Business Bureau releasing guidance for small and medium businesses for United States and Canada on IT World Canada.

FTC Updates Data Security Guidance for Businesses

In June, the Federal Trade Commission released a new guide for businesses on implementing sound data security protections and procedures. In “Protecting Personal Information: A Guide For Business,” the FTC offers “10 practical lessons” based on the numerous enforcement actions brought by the FTC.

Read about the new data security guidance issued by Federal Trade Commission for businesses on JD Supra.

House Committee on Small Business provides cyber security guidance

This month, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business held a hearing on cyber risks facing small businesses and issued guidance to assist in addressing the challenges. The hearing included testimony from Maureen Ohlhausen, Acting Chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission, who warned that, in the case of small businesses, a data breach can be devastating.

Read about the cyber security guidance issued by the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business on Lexology.

Data Breach Watch: A General Counsel’s Guide To Preparing For And Managing A Ransomware Attack

Paying a ransom to access your computer files? Not as unusual as it sounds. The Department of Justice estimates that on average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred per day last year. And the problem is only getting worse. According to Beazley, a data breach response insurer, the number of ransomware attack claims the company received in 2016 was four times higher than 2015.3.

Read about the general advise while preparing for and managing a ransomware attack on Mondaq.

Canada: Cybersecurity Guidance For Small And Medium Size Enterprises

Read Bradley J. Freedman’s cyber security guidance for small and medium sized businesses on Mondaq :

Cyber risk management is important for organizations of all kinds and sizes. Small and medium size enterprises are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. In November 2016, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) issued an interagency report titled Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals to provide cyber risk management guidance for small businesses.

Read his full article here.

Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Read Bradley J. Freedman’s cyber security guidance for small and medium businesses on Lexology :

Cyber risk management is important for organizations of all kinds and sizes. Small and medium size enterprises are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. In November 2016, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) issued an interagency report titled Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals to provide cyber risk management guidance for small businesses.

Read his full article here.

Is the FDA’s cybersecurity guidance improving cyber resilience?

Read George Torsten take a look at whether FDA’s new cyber security guidance will improve cyber resilience among companies on Security Info Watch :

While politicians and security experts are constantly warning about the risk of cyber-attacks, they rarely, if ever, mention the risks associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). This is especially relevant for medical devices, which are part of the IoT ecosystem and have become a lucrative target for hackers.

Read his full article here.