- Mobile App Data Security
- Data Breach Liability from a Class Action Trial Lawyer’s Standpoint
- Mandiant’s Summers: Companies Mostly Ill-Prepared for Inevitable State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks
- Emerging Security Risks in Healthcare Exchanges: Meshing Public Entities & Private Sector
- Understanding New Findings from the Ponemon Institute
A Q&A with Jack Walsh of ICSA Labs
With the proliferation of mobile devices, businesses from all sectors are now offering apps for consumer and employee use. However, data insecurity, the potential for lost personal information and a lack of developer experience pose a major liability for companies providing mobile apps. I talked to Jack Walsh, mobility programs manager of ICSA Labs, about the major security and privacy issues connected to mobile apps.
A Q&A with Jay Edelson of Edelson LLC
With court attitudes around privacy issues constantly evolving, it can be a challenge to understand what constitutes a significant data breach case and the consequences liable organizations face. I asked counsel Jay Edelson about how he chooses his class action cases and how the current legal climate is treating them.
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A Q&A with Lynn Sessions of Baker Hostetler LLP
Now that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is law, states potentially now have cyber public entity liability exposure, due to their role in managing PHI in connection with the healthcare exchanges, the data hubs that will centralize and route private information through government agencies and related businesses. This new model has already led to privacy data breach incidents, well before the act went into effect this past October (see example). To sort through the complications the ACA poses to public entities, I spoke with Lynn Sessions, counsel at Baker Hostetler LLP.
A Q&A with Ozzie Fonseca of Experian® Data Breach Resolution
Organizations are increasingly addressing cyber risk, and Ponemon Institute’s new study titled “Managing Cyber Security as a Business Risk: Cyber Insurance in the Digital Age” explores the current attitudes business leaders have toward managing security threats and the steps they are taking to minimize them. I spoke with Ozzie Fonseca, senior director, Experian Data Breach Resolution, about what the survey uncovered.
A Q&A with Patrick Townsend of Townsend Security
Encryption is one of the best defenses against data loss, giving an organization some assurances that unauthorized interlopers won’t be able to access encrypted information, no matter where it resides. Moreover, in some cases the organization may not have to notify the victims of a breach because encryption provides safe harbor. Yet many organizations still choose to not encrypt their data, at their peril. I spoke with Patrick Townsend, CEO of Townsend Security, about the benefits of encryption and key management.
A Q&A with Branden Williams, of Sysnet Global Solutions
Many insured organizations are not as prepared for cyber breach incidents as they could be. Without a centralized logging system known as SIEM in place, it can be exceedingly difficult and expensive to investigate and remedy a breach situation. I talked to Branden Williams, executive vice president of Sysnet Global Solutions about SIEM and its advantages. Read more
A Q&A with James Giszczak of McDonald Hopkins, LLC
The loss of trade secrets through a data breach can have major implications both financially and legally for an organization. I asked attorney James Giszczak to share his insight about the threats today’s companies are facing and how they can better fortify their intellectual property protections.
A Q&A with Ramon Peypoch of McAfee, Inc.
One of the most insidious enemies of data security is advanced malware. But what are these advanced persistent threats, and how can companies protect themselves from them? I asked Ramon Peypoch, VP of Web Protection at McAfee to share his expertise.
A Q&A with Tim Ryan of Kroll
The second in our ongoing series on IP theft, this Q&A with Tim Ryan of Kroll explores the current situation companies are facing vis à vis data security and intellectual property, and what they can do to better arm against growing threats. A former FBI supervisor for the largest cyber squad in the United States, Ryan is currently the head of Kroll’s cyber practice which handles incident response, breach investigations and risk assessment. Read more