GDPR – What’s it all About?

My curiosity was peaked when I received an invitation from the law firm of Mintz Levin to attend a seminar on the topic of GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – a regulation that went into effect in the European Union.  The panelists were experts in the field of cyber security regulation Cynthia LaRose, Chair, … Read more

The Hidden Risk in Every M&A Deal and What to do About It

Interview the Expert An Interview With Tom Burton Thomas R. Burton, III is a Partner at Mintz Levin in the Corporate & Securities Section and is the founder and chair of the firm’s Energy Technology Practice. Tom received his J.D. from Boston College. [email protected] / /  Interviewer – Marcus McInnis Marcus McInnis, as the Director of Operations … Read more

Top Cyber Crime Trends Identified by Europol

According to the report Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA) from Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), cyber crime continues to rise, and in some member states incident counts now exceed those of traditional crimes. This is in spite of the avalanche of new regulations and security standards being designed and implemented. While it is true … Read more

Even the Biggest Companies Have Cyber Security Breaches

Cyber security incidents seem to be happening with increasing frequency. Almost daily, some of the world’s largest and most successful companies are being breached.  Huge corporations, such as eBay, Myspace, Anthem and Target, have suffered significant damages from security breaches. The culprit? Cyber hacking. How? At first thought, you may wonder how some of these … Read more

Reveal Cyber Naiveté as Incidents Rise and Losses Mount

The results of a survey of 200 CEO’s conducted by RedSeal make it clear that more than 80 percent of CEO’s surveyed display “cyber naiveté,” allowing their global organizations to be exposed to massive cyber attacks. In spite of increasing spending on cybersecurity infrastructure, losses from cyber crime have been growing at a rate twice that … Read more

Healthcare and Cyber Attacks – Like Flies to Honey!

The healthcare industry has become a very attractive target for cyber attack over recent years. With the mandate for Electronic Medical Records (EMR), in addition to conversion efforts, many organizations are undertaking integration with new service providers, third party vendors and merger partners. All this churn in the industry is like chumming shark infested waters, … Read more

Helping CEOs Understand the Cyber Threat Landscape

Typically, a company’s CEO is more concerned with profits, brand, shareholders and future opportunities than they are about tactical day-to-day operational issues like cyber security. Yet according to AT&T’s annual report, more than 90% of attacks they log are preventable! Since few things can destroy a company’s reputation faster than a data breach, and the … Read more

Hacks Are Coming! Is Your Business Prepared?

According to AT&T Cybersecurity Insights, 62 percent of organizations acknowledge that they were breached. As if that figure isn’t alarming enough, keep in mind that it does not account for the cyber hacks that have gone undetected. The number of actual breaches may be substantially larger. Cyber hacks are expensive. A successful breach could result … Read more

Today’s financial cyber regulation – an alert to all industries

State government officials realize that cyber security needs to be promoted throughout private industry financial sectors, but few have issued any state-wide initiatives to mandate change—until now. The state of New York is enforcing cyber security regulations for financial entities. The New York State Department of Financial Services is enforcing a new proposal that helps … Read more

How to Assess the Human Risk in Cyber Security Insurance

By Steven Schwartz | Founder | Global Cyber Consultants, LLC Security Incidents and Data Breaches pose huge risks for Directors & Officers across almost every industry.  For many years, cyber security was traditionally siloed with the primary focus on technology and reliance on the IT Department. However, the threat landscape has changed, and personal wealth is … Read more