Cybersecurity

 
 
  • Best Practices For Protecting Trade Secrets

    The threat of losing confidential information through targeted cyber-attacks by outsiders is real, but the more likely culprits are a company’s own employees. To protect proprietary data, it’s crucial to foster a culture of confidentiality in the...

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  • Why Not An “NTSB” For Cyber Attacks?

    Like the NTSB when it investigates plane crashes and train accidents, the proposed agency would investigate an incident and...

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  • FCC AWOL On Cybersecurity, Says Former Chairman

    Tom Wheeler, who served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from 2013-2017, says the Trump FCC has taken a laissez-faire approach to its cyber responsibility. Wheeler notes that the Communications Act that gives the FCC its...

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    Crytocurrecy Promoter’s Virtual Cash Stolen

    Carlos Tapang, the founder of Pure Money Technology, a company that encourages merchants to accept cryptocurrencies, is suing T-Mobile. He claims the telecom company allowed hackers to steal thousands of dollars worth of cryptocurrency from him. His...

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  • Claiming “Right to Repair,” Farmers Hack Their John Deere Tractors

    Big farm equipment now runs run on embedded software which the manufacturer owns and only the dealership has the equipment to diagnose and fix. Faced with daunting economics, not to mention an affront to their self-reliance, some...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • New EU Data Protection Will Conflict With IP Rights

    The Pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will directly impact many U.S. companies, and for IP practitioners in particular it will...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Cyber Protection Tip: Voice Recognition Is Safer Than Passwords

    This post from IT Security Guru points to research that finds 61 percent of fraud losses from account takeovers involve the call center. A remedy for this kind of fraud is to forget about using passwords or...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Lawsuit Filed In Ransomware Attack

    The ransomware attack that hit two Allscripts data centers in North Carolina on January 18 impacted about 1,500 clients of the medical practice management company and paralyzed many small physician practices. Providers were forced to treat patients...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Lawyers Warned Re Handling Cryptocurrency Offerings

    SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has issues a stern warning to “gatekeepers” about the advice they are giving regarding initial coin offerings, or ICOs. He specifically took lawyers to task for giving equivocal “it depends” advice, “rather than...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • Companies Spending Billions On GDPR Compliance

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in May, will give European citizens more control over their online information. It applies to all companies that do business with Europeans, and fines up to four...

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