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
    • Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week January 29-February 2

      It is tax time. The tax scammers are gearing-up. Learn how to protect yourself during Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week January 29-February 2, 2018. Tax identity theft occurs when a person uses someone else’s Social Security number to either file a tax return and claim the victim’s refund, or to earn wages that are reported as the victim’s income, leaving the victim with the tax bill.

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  • 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

    … 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

    …. If you or your business have legal questions or concerns regarding disaster preparedness, computer law, privacy, or cybersecurity law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices. …

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  • Stick with Security – Part 1

    … FEASIBLE, OFFER CONSUMERS MORE SECURE CHOICES. Think through your data collection practices both in the day-to-day operation of your business and in the products, services, apps, etc., you offer consumers. Design your products to collect sensitive information only if it’s necessary for functionality and clearly explain your practices to consumers up…

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

    … key lesson is that in almost every closed case, the entities involved used the same common-sense security fundamentals outlined in the FTC’s Start with Security guide for businesses. 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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  • 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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  • To Encrypt, Or Not To Encrypt, That Is The Question

    … including home computers, tablets, laptops and smartphones. Formal Opinion 477 builds off of two earlier ethics rules developments. In 2012, the ABA modified the comments to Model Rule 1.1—the duty of competence—to state that lawyers must “keep[] abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 18 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

    … 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…

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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

    … is accurate, cyber thieves seized and control all the bank’s online operations for 5 to 6 hours. In essence, the criminals took over the bank. Experts say the hackers targeted a security flaw in the DNS (Domain Name System) registration system. This is the same type attack used previously when hackers redirected traffic from the New York Times…

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  • 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…

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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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  • Cyberhacking and the FDIC (FIRREA Whistleblower Post)

    … Cyberhacking and the FDIC (FIRREA Whistleblower Post) December 25, 2016 by Brian Mahany Usually the FDIC Pursues Banks with Cybersecurity Issues… A New Report Says that this Time, It Was the FDIC that Was the Victim of Cyberhacking We post many stories about the need for banks to increase their defenses against cyberhacking. The Federal…

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