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
    • 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. ...

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  • 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…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 15 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…

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  • Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

    … (NIST) cybersecurity risk framework of best security practices. The EO has been in the works for a while and revised a few times. Among the key elements is a call for modernizing and consolidating government network technologies and infrastructures; a report on the technology supply chain risks to the US Department of Defense; support for security…

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

    … information on other cyber threats such as ransomware and phishing schemes targeting small businesses. The FTC is continuing to work with the SBA on additional ways to help small businesses. 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. …

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  • 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…

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  • 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. …

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  • Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

    … 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. …

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  • 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…

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  • 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. …

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  • 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…

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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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