Each October the Department of Homeland Security celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a national public awareness campaign that encourages businesses and individuals to take steps to protect themselves from cyber threats.

This collaborative effort between government and industry was created to ensure that businesses and individuals have the resources they need to stay safe and more secure in our interconnected world. 

We are helping to spread the word about cyber risk, and ways to minimize the legal risk that can follow a data breach. Throughout the fall season, F. Paul Greene, Partner and Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery, as well as other members of the HSE team, will be joining industry experts to discuss vital topics at these timely and informative events.

Upcoming Cybersecurity events:

Architects/Engineers Breakfast Briefing: Security By Design - October 4, 2017
Cyber Security Forum - How it impacts you, your business & your customers - October 5, 2017
5th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium - October 11, 2017
Rochester Security Summit - October 19, 2017

Other Recent HSE Cybersecurity events:

Cybersecurity and Your Company: What You Need to Know Now - September 13, 2017
Southern Tier Cybersecurity Symposium - September 22, 2017
New York State Society of CPAs:  The Increasing Complexity of Cyber Risk - September 27, 2017

In addition, we have launched a 24-hour Cybersecurity Incident and Breach Response Line in order to assist companies that have fallen victim to a cyberattack or data breach. This hotline—1-800-232-3021—offers companies the ability to connect with members of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security team 24/7 for experienced incident and breach coach guidance, including breach response and remediation support, crisis management and communication, post-breach reporting and notice, and advice and representation concerning potential litigation and regulatory enforcement.