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
    • First Step to Starting Your Business

      Prince Law Offices, P.C. attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin will be presenting at “First Step to Starting Your Business” in cooperation with the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center. First Step to Starting Your Business (Lancaster, PA) Date:Fri, February 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm Point of Contact: Kutztown SBDC (877) 472-7232 Fee: None Locati ...

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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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  • 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 requirement that all computers have adequate firewalls. Regulators countered that the policy required individual employees to comply, folks with little technical expertise. Just as banks can’t use outsourcing to avoid cyber theft liability, they also can’t put the onus of compliance completely on workers. On October 21st, 2016, Lincoln Financial…

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  • New NIST Guide Helps Small Businesses Improve Cybersecurity

    … of Investigation’s InfraGard(link is external) program to provide introductory cybersecurity workshops to 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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  • 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…

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  • Kansas Federal Reserve Chief Focused on Cybersecurity

    … Kansas Federal Reserve Chief Focused on Cybersecurity October 17, 2016 by Brian Mahany President of Kansas City Fed Warns of Growing Cybersecurity Risk Facing Banks With all the doom and gloom attention focused on the election and economy, one senior official is sounding a different alarm. Cybersecurity and the growing threat…

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