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general data protection regulation

General Data Protection Regulation

Ever since people have started putting information on social media, in the protection of companies, or on their own protected online server, there have been groups of people who attempt to hack this information and use it with ill intentions. Because of the great weight held by the United StatesEver since people have started putting information on social media, in the protection of companies, or on their own protected online server, there have been groups of people who attempt to hack this information and use it with ill intentions. Because of the great weight held by the United States

Why Businesses Need an Internet Attorney

There are very few businesses in existence today that can function without the Internet or an Internet attorney. The new technologies involving digital communications and the way they are utilized by business are constantly changing. With this emerging technology comes the need for laws to regulate the activities of companiesThere are very few businesses in existence today that can function without the Internet or an Internet attorney. The new technologies involving digital communications and the way they are utilized by business are constantly changing. With this emerging technology comes the need for laws to regulate the activities of companies

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2017 Security Breaches: Frequency and Severity on the Rise

We are only six months into 2017, and we can already tell that it is going to be a bumper year with regard to instances of data security breaches. Looking back at the hacking statistics from 2015 and 2016, we should not be surprised at the number of security breachesWe are only six months into 2017, and we can already tell that it is going to be a bumper year with regard to instances of data security breaches. Looking back at the hacking statistics from 2015 and 2016, we should not be surprised at the number of security breaches

Recent Healthcare Data Breaches

Healthcare computer systems harbor the most useful three pieces of personal identifying information that can be used for fraud and identity theft – names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. With these three pieces of important and essential personal identifying data, hackers, fraudsters and impersonators can do virtually anythingHealthcare computer systems harbor the most useful three pieces of personal identifying information that can be used for fraud and identity theft – names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth. With these three pieces of important and essential personal identifying data, hackers, fraudsters and impersonators can do virtually anything

Healthcare Ransomware

Are Healthcare Systems Being Held Hostage by Ransomware?

Healthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems. Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer orHealthcare ransomware is one of the biggest cybersecurity concerns in existence and it may have particularly serious implications for healthcare systems. Ransomware is a form of malicious software code that is somehow installed on a computer or provided access to vulnerable system network where the data on the computer or

third-party data breaches

Third-Party Data Breaches: Weakest Link in Cybersecurity

One problem that many companies discover as they develop cybersecurity measures is that third-party data breaches is the weakest link in its data management chain. Many companies find it a business necessity to outsource some, if not all, data management, storage, and processing activities to third-party vendors. These vendors mayOne problem that many companies discover as they develop cybersecurity measures is that third-party data breaches is the weakest link in its data management chain. Many companies find it a business necessity to outsource some, if not all, data management, storage, and processing activities to third-party vendors. These vendors may

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What is a Zero-Day Vulnerability?

In the realm of cyber security there are many types of attacks and vulnerability exploits that can be used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to computer systems: viruses, Trojans, malware, ransomware, phishing, and a number of different software vulnerabilities. So, what exactly is a zero-day vulnerability and what makesIn the realm of cyber security there are many types of attacks and vulnerability exploits that can be used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to computer systems: viruses, Trojans, malware, ransomware, phishing, and a number of different software vulnerabilities. So, what exactly is a zero-day vulnerability and what makes

New Mexico data breach notification

New Mexico Enacts New Data Breach Notification Laws

New Mexico recently became the 48th state in the US to adopt data breach notification laws. The new laws take effect June 16, 2017 and will apply in all situations in which a data breach occurs, i.e., an unauthorized attempt to access unencrypted or encrypted computerized data. In addition toNew Mexico recently became the 48th state in the US to adopt data breach notification laws. The new laws take effect June 16, 2017 and will apply in all situations in which a data breach occurs, i.e., an unauthorized attempt to access unencrypted or encrypted computerized data. In addition to

Discover Data Security Breaches

Employees Most Likely to Discover Data Security Breaches

One thing that all data security breaches have in common is that someone must first uncover the breach and then reveal the breach to the appropriate parties (i.e., employers, law enforcement, other appropriate state and federal agencies, etc.). In the case of a business that is attacked and breached, anOne thing that all data security breaches have in common is that someone must first uncover the breach and then reveal the breach to the appropriate parties (i.e., employers, law enforcement, other appropriate state and federal agencies, etc.). In the case of a business that is attacked and breached, an

GameStop Currently Investigating Possible Data Breach

GameStop is the most recent potential victim of cyber data breach, and the company recently hired a leading security firm to conduct an investigation into allegations that the company’s website was hacked and that customer data and credit card information was stolen. According to reports, a third party found dataGameStop is the most recent potential victim of cyber data breach, and the company recently hired a leading security firm to conduct an investigation into allegations that the company’s website was hacked and that customer data and credit card information was stolen. According to reports, a third party found data