Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is excited to partner with All Covered and Dell SonicWALL to host “Cyber Threat Update Luncheon: A View of Recent Developments on the Cyber Risk Front from the Legal and Technical Perspectives”. This complimentary presentation and luncheon starts at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Harter Secrest & Emery’s Rochester office.
From the World Wide Web to over the phone, cyber criminals are finding more and more ways to trick us into sharing personal information, many times without us thinking twice about it.
“When consumers sign up for Internet service, they shouldn’t have to sign away their right to privacy,” was the clear pronouncement from the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in its fact sheet describing proposed privacy rules directed at Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”).
With the thicket of 47 often conflicting state data breach notification laws and the the Federal Trade Commission’s independent efforts to regulate cyber security (which is a hot topic, but one that is outside the scope of this post), businesses of all sizes and in all industries are looking for a cyber security standard that can be adopted as a best practice.
On February 6, HSE Privacy and Data Security Practice Group Head F. Paul Greene presented on Greater Rochester Enterprise’s “Eyes on the Future” program. Paul, joined by Brian Hedges of Mengel Metzger Barr and Mike McCartney of Digits LLC, discussed why it is crucial for all companies, regardless of size, to take steps to protect their data. Paul also stressed pre-breach planning as key to mitigating risk when systems are compromised.