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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 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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The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies earlier this year, with an expected January 1, 2017 effective date. The effective date of the cybersecurity regulations has unofficially changed to March 1, 2017, according to Reuters and its “exclusive” source from the DFS. That likely won’t be […]

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On Friday, November 25, 2016, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) was the victim of a ransomware attack. Ransomware is malicious software that infiltrates computer systems or networks and uses tools like encryption to hold data “hostage” until the victim pays a ransom, which is frequently payment in Bitcoin. According to the San Francisco Examiner, […]

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Employees are an employer’s greatest assets, but we can also be liabilities (literally) when we don’t take our employer’s interests and workplace policies seriously. We can be fired, sued, and even imprisoned for actions that violate company policy. While we should all strive to be good people, we need to be conscious of decisions that […]

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We talk a lot about data security. We do it partly because it’s a top compliance priority for companies. But we also want to make sure we inform professionals like you about legal updates and trends, because that’s what we do and we all should be a little literate in the essential things in life. Data […]

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The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) proposed its Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies regulation, a comprehensive action to, as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo put it, “guarantee the financial services industry upholds its obligation to protect consumers and ensure that its systems are sufficiently constructed to prevent cyber-attacks to the fullest extent […]

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On Friday October 21, 2016, the Internet traffic management company Dyn DNS was the target of three large-scale DDoS cyberattacks that took down more than 80 popular websites for some of the day. The company believes that some easy-to-hijack smart devices may have been infiltrated to carry out the virtual attacks. And so, the main […]

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LawRoom had the opportunity to attend the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In-house counsel, compliance experts, and industry leaders from companies provided topical insights into critical legal issues facing businesses of all sizes. The most interesting conversations hovered around data security. Lawyers weighed in from Gap, Dell, Intel and Zurich […]

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Companies that fail to protect data can face consequences such as charges for engaging in unfair practices, falling profits, and the loss of customers’ trust. These are some common reasons why companies are making cybersecurity a top priority. But data breaches can sometimes lead to unforeseen consequences. For instance, in July 2016 Verizon agreed to […]

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