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

      During a recent meeting at Prince Law Offices, P.C., we were discussing ransomware and the dark web. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently posted a helpful description of the dark web and how it may impact you and your business. You probably have heard about the “dark web” and wondered how it affects businesses – including small businesses.

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    • National Cyber Security Awareness Month

      October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurit ...

      Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    …, and other highly sensitive information. The product manual and set-up wizard don’t explain these defaults and don’t make it clear to users what’s going on. The company could have reduced the possibility of unauthorized access by configuring its default settings in a more secure fashion. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding fraud, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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

    … As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and secure consumer data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is publishing a series of blog posts using hypothetical examples based on lessons from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses. These new posts…

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  • Attorney Franklin Presents at Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference

    … assists entrepreneurs to form new business entities, to improve existing businesses, and with mergers and acquisitions. If you desire assistance regarding your business formation, agreements, intellectual property, trademarks, copyright, zoning, real estate law, cyber security, insurance, etc., contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

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  • To Encrypt, Or Not To Encrypt, That Is The Question

    … with relevant technology . . .” Additionally, the ABA modified Model Rule 1.6—the duty of confidentiality—to add new subpart (c), which provides that: “A lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to prevent the inadvertent or unauthorized disclosure of, or unauthorized access to, information relating to the representation of a client.” In Formal Opinion 477…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 16 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

    … 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

    … 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…

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  • Hackers Hijack Banrisul Bank? Cyberhacking Post

    …. If a bank takes an action that causes or could cause material weakness, there may be a possible FIRREA violation. Mere negligence is not enough to trigger a FIRREA violation. Engaging in misconduct is, however. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FDIC and Federal Reserve have all enacted cybersecurity rules and protocols. Those rules…

    Due Diligence- 25 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. …

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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

    … Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, FIRREA can pay whistleblowers up to $1.6 million. To qualify for a FIRREA award, one needs inside information about misconduct affecting the financial stability of a bank. Certainly, large cybersecurity lapses or unreported successful hacks of a bank’s customer records would qualify. Awards…

    Due Diligence- 23 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. …

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  • Cyberhacking Update – IBM Says Banks Won’t Discuss Details

    … cyberhacking incidents and attempts. Without any coordination between banks and authorities, defending against these attacks becomes almost impossible. According to Business Insider, IBM has just launched a version of its Watson Artificial Intelligence program to protect banks against hacking attempts. IBM bills Watson as a “cognitive technology…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
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