Cyber Security

  • Fraud alert, freeze or lock after Equifax?

    … After the Equifax breach, clients and friends have been coming to us with questions. Some people are considering placing a fraud alert on their credit file. Others are thinking about freezing or locking their credit files to help prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts in their name. Here are some FAQs to help you think through your…

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  • The Dark Web: What you and your business need to know

    …. That was one of the topics addressed at an FTC conference earlier this year on identity theft. Recent headlines about high-profile data breaches have added even more urgency to the discussion. So why should the dark web matter to your company? Unfortunately, when a business suffers a breach, the dark web is often the next stop that sensitive data…

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  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    … When it comes to data security, what’s reasonable will depend on the size and nature of your business and the kind of data you deal with. But certain principles apply across the board: Don’t collect sensitive information you don’t need. Protect the information you maintain. And train your staff to carry out your policies. The FTC’s Start…

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  • Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

    … will build on the FTC’s Start with Security guide for businesses. FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen pledged earlier this year to be more transparent about the lessons learned from the FTC’s closed data security investigations and to provide additional information for businesses about practices that contribute to reasonable data security…

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  • Attorney Franklin Presents at Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference

    … Prince Law Offices, P.C. Attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin was pleased to present two sessions at the Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Conference at Bedford Springs this week. Attorney Franklin spoke regarding Title 15 (new Pennsylvania business entity law Act 170) and Virtual Practice technology issues. Mr. Franklin…

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  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … support scammers’ modus operandi is to run ads that resemble pop-up security alerts from Microsoft, Apple, or other companies. Consumers are warned that their computers are infected with viruses or are under hack attack. Some pop-ups even feature a countdown clock, supposedly showing the time remaining before the hard drive will be fried – unless…

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  • Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

    … fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, including assistance with policies, prevention or recovery from a ransomware attack and cybersecurity insurance or insurance claims, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

    … to devote to cybersecurity. Symantec Corp.’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report indicates the percentage of spear-phishing attacks targeting small business rose dramatically from 18 percent to 43 percent between 2011 and 2015. The FTC’s new web page offers specific information to help small businesses protect their networks and their customer…

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  • First Step to Starting Your Business

    … (877) 472-7232 Fee: None Location: 454 New Holland Ave Suite 300 Lancaster, PA 17602 , Lancaster PA 17602 http://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/23634 This workshop covers a number of critical issues relevant to starting and operating a small business. Professional presenters include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants, financial…

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  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published an updated version of its Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business. A sound data security plan is built on 5 key principles: TAKE STOCK. Know what personal information you have in your files and on your computers. SCALE DOWN. Keep only what you need for your business. LOCK…

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  • 1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked – What You Can Do Now

    … widespread criticism from security experts, several advising consumers to close their Yahoo accounts. “Yahoo has fallen down on security in so many ways I have to recommend that if you have an active Yahoo email account, either direct with Yahoo of via a partner like AT&T, get rid of it,” Stu Sjouwerman, chief executive of cyber security firm KnowBe4…

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  • New NIST Guide Helps Small Businesses Improve Cybersecurity

    … NIST provides guidance to help small businesses secure their data and information in the new publication, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals. Small-business owners may think that they are too small to be victims of cyber hackers, but Pat Toth knows otherwise. Toth leads outreach efforts to small businesses…

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  • FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

    … Following its recent workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware. The FTC offers How to defend against ransomware to help consumers. Businesses can…

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