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U.S. Senate Encourages Sharing – of Cyber Threat Indicators, That Is

To share or not to share — that is the question for companies when they have information about cybersecurity threats. New federal legislation which was adopted by the Senate on October 27, 2015 is designed to encourage companies to share information — with other companies and the federal government — about cybersecurity threats. The provisions … Continue Reading

Top 3 data privacy, security issues in-house counsel should focus on in 2015

This article originally appeared in the April edition of the Wisconsin Law Journal Recent cyber attacks have caused companies to focus on privacy and security issues more than ever before. With the attack on Sony in December 2014 and the unprecedented breach involving health plan information of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in early 2015, … Continue Reading

Putting a plan into place to protect your company — Part 3

If this bubble graph, produced by Information is Beautiful, says anything, it’s that the risk and occurrences of data breaches shows no signs of slowing down. Even the largest, most respected companies have fallen victim to hackers. Already in 2015, the country’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, experienced a breach of about 80 million of its … Continue Reading

Officers and boards have key roles in protecting companies — Part 1

To say that data privacy and concern over cyber breaches is important for any company functioning within the global economy is an understatement. For years IT departments have been working hard to keep their companies’ data safe, and, until recently, that responsibility was primarily theirs and theirs alone. But in this new world of “big … Continue Reading