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  • The Eyes (and Privacy Laws) of Texas Are Upon You

    May 01, 2019 |

    Consistent With the Cliché That “Everything's Bigger In Texas,” the Texas Legislature Has Introduced Not One, But Two Separate Bills Relating to the Privacy of Personal Information

    The TPPA is arguably the less onerous of the two bills, although you might not necessarily realize it at first blush, given the broad way it defines “personal identifying information” (PII).

  • Safeguarding Client Data: An Attorney's Duty to Provide 'Reasonable' Security

    May 01, 2019 |

    Effective cybersecurity requires an ongoing, risk-based, comprehensive process that addresses people, policies and procedures, and technology, including training. Effective security also requires an understanding that security is everyone's responsibility and constant security awareness by all users of technology.

  • New York's Cyber Regulation Two Years Later: We've Only Just Begun

    May 01, 2019 |

    The Conclusion of the “Transitional Period” for New York's Cybersecurity Regulation Marks the Beginning, Rather Than the End, of an Organization's Compliance Efforts

    Financial institutions will have to certify annually that their internal controls and cybersecurity practices remain up to snuff. And now that the transitional periods for implementing the cyber regulation have passed, covered institutions will need to certify that they have complied with each provision.

  • IP Theft Goes Far Beyond the Huawei Scandal: How to Stay Safe

    May 01, 2019 |

    IP theft is not limited to kingpins of business. Even if your organization has never appeared in the headlines, you cannot rest easy that no one is interested in acquiring your know-how. In fact, analysis the results of our survey for the 2018 Netwrix IT Risks Report reveals that small and medium organizations are actually more vulnerable to IP theft and cyber espionage than enterprises.

  • Data Security Ethics and Best Practices for Court Reporters

    May 01, 2019 |

    The issue of digital security and privacy should be a paramount concern to modern court reporters just as it is to their attorney clients. Yet their biggest risk remains the same as everyone else's: believing it won't happen to them.

  • The Principles of Good Cyber Risk Management

    April 01, 2019 |

    Apart from headline grabbing attacks, we are now seeing an epidemic of cyber attacks. Concern has shifted from dealing with data being stolen and sold on the dark Web to handling serious ransomware and destructive attacks, where attackers are looking for immediate monetary output.