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Mitigating Cyber Risk: Third-Party Service Provider Contract Considerations

Mitigating Cyber Risk: Third-Party Service Provider Contract Considerations

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If data is trusted to a third party, the parameters of what is expected to keep your data safe should be memorialized in a contract with that service provider, writes Marc C. Tucker of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP.

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You Don’t Think Your Small Business Will Get Hacked? You’re Wrong.

You Don’t Think Your Small Business Will Get Hacked? You’re Wrong.

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While the majority of businesses at risk for criminal hacking are major institutions that deal with a lot of data – such as banks – the idea that small and midsize businesses aren’t a target is mistaken, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Lessons Learned: Vendor Sued in Class Action Suit for Security Misses

Lessons Learned: Vendor Sued in Class Action Suit for Security Misses

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A recent federal class action suit filed in Pennsylvania against Aetna and its vendor illustrates several new privacy and security considerations for vendors and their customers, writes Eric Begun of King & Fisher.

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Hunton & Williams Partner Named Arbitrator for EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

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Lisa Sotto, chair of Hunton & Williams’ top-ranked global privacy and cybersecurity practice and managing partner of the firm’s New York office, has been selected as an arbitrator in connection with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Binding Arbitration Program.

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Security of Information After You Install Software or Hardware

Security of Information After You Install Software or Hardware

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Chad King of King & Fisher in Dallas offers some timely advice on how companies can protect their information systems in an environment in which it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay ahead of cyber intruders.

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Equifax Execs Sold Shares Before the Hack Was Announced – But Was It Insider Trading?

Equifax Execs Sold Shares Before the Hack Was Announced – But Was It Insider Trading?

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Los Angeles Times reporter James Rufus Koren examines the question: Did three Equifax executives, including the chief financial officer, engage in insider trading when they sold thousands of shares in the days after the company discovered a massive security breach?

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Sidley Welcomes Privacy and Cybersecurity Partner Wim Nauwelaerts in Brussels

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Sidley Austin LLP has bolstered their global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice by adding Wim Nauwelaerts in the firm’s Brussels office.

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Are You Prepared for GDPR? Take the Survey

Are You Prepared for GDPR? Take the Survey

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To gauge readiness for GDPR across industries and global regions, Yerra and Blickstein Group have launched an industry survey to help benchmark where global corporations are in their preparations.

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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

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The Petya virus has been spreading, locking companies out of their networks and demanding a ransom in cryptocurrency to unlock them, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Event, July 23-29, 2017
The CLE-qualified sessions will feature a diverse group of speakers, including a broad range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages, according to Knowledge Nomads.

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Hackers Face $8.9 Million Fine for Law Firm Breaches

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Three Chinese stock traders were ordered to pay $8.9 million in fines and penalties for hacking into two law firms and stealing information on upcoming mergers and acquisitions and then leveraging the information to trade stocks.

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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

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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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