Training Insiders About Cybersecurity: The D.N.C. Case Study 15:19, February 2, 2017

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Date: January 2017

Data security is ever changing, both from a compliance and a technological perspective. Understanding cybersecurity updates is critical to keeping on top of them, especially since it is the top priority of companies. Once again, another report indicates that most data breaches are caused not by by malicious hackers but rather by simple, human error. […]

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The California Supreme Court has decided that under California law, employers may not require employees to remain on duty or on call during rest periods. Instead, employers must relieve employees of all duties and relinquish control over how employees spend their break time. In the case before the Court, ABM Security Services guards claimed that they […]

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Recent headlines have linked the resignation of the CEO of Japanese advertising monolith Dentsu with a young employee’s  “death by overwork.” Business Insider writes that the 24-year-old woman committed suicide after working 105 overtime hours during her final month, and after posting about her working conditions on social media. If the posts were a cry for […]

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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) amended its proposed cybersecurity regulations on December 28, 2016, which changed the cybersecurity training requirements, delayed the effective date of the data security regulations, and loosened up strict obligations. This post covers how the training mandate has changed and whether those changes matter to compliance programs. […]

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Most companies, including multilevel marketing companies, use commissions or similar incentives to compensate sales associates. Many incentive programs provide effective, ethical, and legal means of motivating sales. But poorly planned incentive structures court conflicts of interest and liability. Worse, systems built on false promises of high-income prospects can backfire, as one multilevel marketing company recently […]

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In response to findings by federal researchers, investigative journalists, and government watchdogs, California has passed two new laws designed to protect vulnerable workers from workplace violence. On the healthcare side, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) unanimously passed a new General Industry Safety Order (Order) that requires employers of healthcare facilities to […]

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Research by a University of Iowa accounting professor indicates that companies that are subject to whistleblower investigations experience a “sharp and lasting drop in financial wrongdoing.” The report, by Assistant Professor Jaron H. Wilde, is called “The Deterrent Effect of Employee Whistleblowing on Firms’ Financial Misreporting and Tax Aggressiveness.” It’s scheduled to be published in The […]

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