4 common cyber issues that spawned a $60 million class-action lawsuit

4 common cyber issues that spawned a $60 million class-action lawsuit

A class action suit is in progress after an estimated 200,000 people had personal data exposed by a hacked server at Casino Rama in Ontario.  The breach was made public back in November 2016 when the hacker was able to obtain credentials, access at least two of the...
Dispel These Cybersecurity Misconceptions

Dispel These Cybersecurity Misconceptions

How many times have we heard statements like these from our clients and prospects?  My organization is too small to be a target for hackers  I rely on my vendors to secure “their” devices  I’m sure we are secure, we’ve never had a cyber issue...
National breach notification law would usurp patchwork of state laws

National breach notification law would usurp patchwork of state laws

A bill is pending to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) to include a national data breach notification law that would supersede the various state laws that now apply to the financial sector. This initiative has the support of the American Bankers Association...
Could you be held accountable if your customer is breached?

Could you be held accountable if your customer is breached?

A security firm is being sued by two insurance companies who are seeking to recover losses after the firm failed to detect malware on a client’s network that led to a major breach.  Could you be put in this position if your customer was breached? Since we know...
How do you end up with a $4.3M HIPAA fine?

How do you end up with a $4.3M HIPAA fine?

A Judge ruled in favor of the Office of Civil Rights and upheld a fine of $4,348,000 against MD Anderson, a cancer treatment and research center in Texas.  This was the 4th largest fine in history for HIPAA violations. What led to this judgement, and what can we learn...