Cybersecurity

Computer security (also known as cybersecurity or IT security) is information security as applied to computing devices such as computers and smartphones, as well as computer networks such as private and public networks, including the Internet as a whole.The field covers all the processes and mechanisms by which computer-based equipment, information and services are protected from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. Computer security also includes protection from unplanned events and natural disasters.The worldwide security technology and services market is forecast to reach $67.2 billion in 2013, up 8.7 percent from $61.8 billion in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc.
Posts about Cybersecurity
    • To Encrypt, Or Not To Encrypt, That Is The Question

      The ABA has dived head first into the pool of law firm cybersecurity. On May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 477 (here), which addresses a broad range of issues that lawyers must consider to protect client confidential information from “nefarious actors throughout the internet.

      Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 11 readers -
    • New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

      Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; FTC provides information on how businesses can protect themselves At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business owners avoid scams and protect the ...

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 13 readers -
    • Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

      STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE President Donald Trump on May 11, 2017 signed an executive order (EO) on cybersecurity that requires agency heads to enhance the security of their networks, systems, and data, as well as requires their adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity risk framework of best securi.

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

    … Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 6 readers -
  • Hackers Hijack Banrisul Bank? Cyberhacking Post

    … Occasionally we report on cybersecurity and cyberhacking incidents involving banks and defense contractors. Because we represent whistleblowers and help them get cash awards, reporting these stories is a way to reach those with information. Although some of the stories we have reported have involved millions of dollars of lost funds, none has…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • First Step to Starting Your Business

    … specialists and zoning and codes staff. The workshop is designed for both entrepreneurs thinking about opening their first business and existing business owners looking for a “checkup”. Desire more specific assistance regarding your business formation, agreements, intellectual property, trademarks, zoning, real estate law, cyber security, insurance, etc., contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • 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…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • Wells Fargo, PNC Hit with Huge Fines for Cybersecurity Lapses

    … if a hacker could destroy or alter everyone’s bank records? The amount of records affected is in the hundreds of millions, although there is no evidence of any hacking or cyber breaches. The fines were levied because the firms had weak cybersecurity protocols meaning their client records were vulnerable to attack. In settling the charges, neither…

    Due Diligence- 20 readers -
  • 1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked – What You Can Do Now

    … to use a password altogether. This is the largest publicly disclosed hack ever, below is a graph fresh from an article in the Wall Street Journal that puts it in perspective. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding 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. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 10 readers -
  • Lincoln Financial Unit Fined for Cybersecurity Breach

    … A Lincoln Financial Group subsidiary was fined $650,000 by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for a 2012 cybersecurity breach that allowed hackers to penetrate a cloud based server and access 5,400 customer files. In addition to the fine, the financial services company also agreed to implement tougher security measures. Lincoln…

    Due Diligence- 20 readers -
  • 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…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 7 readers -
  • 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…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
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