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On-Demand: Before You Outsource, Protect Your IP & Mitigate Open Source Risks

On-Demand: Before You Outsource, Protect Your IP & Mitigate Open Source Risks

On-Demand
Black Duck Software has posted a complimentary on-demand webinar discussing ways organizations can outsource to meet their development needs and also address open source security and management risks before giving contractors access to their valuable technologies.

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Is Your Board Prepared to Oversee Cyber Risk?

Is Your Board Prepared to Oversee Cyber Risk?

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The book is constructed around five core principles designed to enhance the cyber literacy and cyber-risk oversight capabilities of directors of organizations of all sizes and in all industries, according to NACD.

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Five Tips for Addressing Information Security in Service Contracts

Five Tips for Addressing Information Security in Service Contracts

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The risks associated with sharing data with a service provider are best managed through the utilization of contract provisions governing information security, writes Armand J. (A.J.) Zottola in Venable LLP’s Digital Rights Review.

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Data Breach Trends and Tips: What State and Local Government Lawyers Need to Know

Data Breach Trends and Tips: What State and Local Government Lawyers Need to Know

Event, Jan. 12, 2017, 1 p.m. EST
Many state and local governments still don’t believe that data breaches and other cyber events can happen to them, while others simply don’t know what to do.

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New Research Reveals: Phishers Launch a New Attack Every 30 Seconds

New Research Reveals: Phishers Launch a New Attack Every 30 Seconds

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The total cost to global organizations from phishing is $9.1 billion, according to a report by RSA.

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China Stole Data From Major U.S. Law Firms

China Stole Data From Major U.S. Law Firms

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The practice areas of victims include mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property, suggesting the goal of the email theft may indeed have been economic in nature, reports Fortune.

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Cybersecurity Attorney, Former Texas Chief Information Security Officer Joins Gardere

Cybersecurity Attorney, Former Texas Chief Information Security Officer Joins Gardere

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Information security expert Edward H. Block has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP as a senior attorney in its Austin office.

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NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

NY AG Warns Law Firms About Phishing Scam

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The goal of such emails is to trigger the recipient to click a link or open an attachment through which the hacker can gain access to the server, according to a Bloomberg Law report.

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FinCEN Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity

FinCEN Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity

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More guidance on cybersecurity requirements is available, this time an advisory from FinCEN to help financial institutions on their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) obligations regarding cyber-events and cyber-enabled crime.

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Thomson Reuters, Pillsbury, FireEye Align to Provide Cybersecurity Compliance Program

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The companies said this alliance affords institutions expertise and resources from a holistic, multi-pronged approach to cybersecurity risk assessment and due diligence that combines legal counsel, technical assessments and legal managed services to help meet a variety of internal, external and regulatory standards.

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Five Questions GC Should Ask About Privacy and Cybersecurity in Third-Party Contracts

Five Questions GC Should Ask About Privacy and Cybersecurity in Third-Party Contracts

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In an article posted on Mayer Brown’s website, authors Rebecca S. Eisner, Lei Shen and Lindsay T. Brown discuss five privacy- and security-related questions that a general counsel should ask regarding company data in the hands of third-party suppliers and other business partners.

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Contracting in the Cloud: Who Pays for a Data Breach?

Contracting in the Cloud: Who Pays for a Data Breach?

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Data stored in the cloud faces many of the same threats as locally-stored data and, due to the growing amount of information in the cloud, it can be an attractive target for hackers, write Sidley Austin lawyers Scott Nonaka and Kevin Rubino for Bloomberg Law.

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How to Identify and Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats for Business [Free Webinar]

How to Identify and Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats for Business [Free Webinar]

Event, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. PST
SecureDocs will present a complimentary webinar designed for professionals who are interested in understanding, identifying, and mitigating potential data breach disasters before they occur.

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How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses

How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses

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The FBI says ransomware attacks cost their victims a total of $209 million in the first three months of 2016, up from $24 million in all of 2015. And the real number could be much higher if unreported attacks are considered, reports The Atlantic.

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For Businesses, Vendor Contracts Can Have Huge Cybersecurity Implications

For Businesses, Vendor Contracts Can Have Huge Cybersecurity Implications

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Companies can be at risk and liable when dealing with vendors who have direct access to sort, store or transmit their data, a Dallas lawyer told the Dallas Business Journal.

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Increasing Use of Cyber Insurance Requirements in Contracts

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Insurance requirements are common in commercial contracts, and many contracts now include a sub-clause regarding cyber insurance, write Branwen Buckley and Corby J. Baumann of Thompson Hine.

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Big Banks Form New Group to Combat Cyber Threats

Big Banks Form New Group to Combat Cyber Threats

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The financial-services industry ranked third in number of cyberattacks last year, after health care and manufacturing, according to a U.S. cybersecurity report released by IBM Corp. in May.

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Largest HIPAA Settlement Ever: What You Need to Know

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The operator of 12 hospitals and more than 200 other treatment centers in Chicago and central Illinois has agreed to the largest settlement to date with the Office for Civil Rights for multiple potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, reports Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.

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Cybersecurity for Banks: The Legal and Regulatory Framework

Cybersecurity for Banks: The Legal and Regulatory Framework

Event, July 26, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT
Practical Law will present a complimentary webinar Tuesday, July 26, 1-2:30 p.m. EDT, on evolving cybersecurity issues for banks.

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Court Upholds Ex-Korn/Ferry Executive’s Conviction in Hacking Case

Court Upholds Ex-Korn/Ferry Executive’s Conviction in Hacking Case

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday gave the U.S. Department of Justice broad leeway to police password theft under a 1984 anti-hacking law, upholding the conviction of a former Korn/Ferry International executive for stealing confidential client data, reports Reuters.

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