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ERISA 07.01.2019

NYC Law Firm Releases 2019 Fiduciary Guide

It is hard for a fiduciary to determine what exactly would be a breach of their fiduciary duty to a retirement plan. That is where New York based law firm Cohen & Buckmann, P.C.’s 2019…
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NYC Law Firm Releases 2019 Fiduciary Guide
Cyber 06.27.2019

The Different Types of Data Breaches

The popular image of a data breach is a hacker in his mother’s basement breaking into the mainframe and stealing everything they want. But data breaches very rarely happen in that manner. Cyber criminals keep…
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The Different Types of Data Breaches
Cyber 06.27.2019

Nearly Half of New Jersey Accounts Hacked in 2017

New Jersey’s population is currently just under nine million. Over four million New Jersey accounts were affected by data and security breaches in 2017. How can you protect yourself? There are some simple steps a…
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Nearly Half of New Jersey Accounts Hacked in 2017
Cyber 06.27.2019

Cyber Security for Investment Advisors

Even if you are a small plan advisor, you have to realize that cyber attackers are always attempting to breach and steal your data. It may not be within what you expected when you started…
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Cyber Security for Investment Advisors
Cyber 06.26.2019

Microsoft Emails Hacked in Breach

Some of Microsoft’s email services, which include Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail, were breached by hackers with users’ email addresses, folder names, email subject lines, and names of email addresses users communicated with between January and…
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Microsoft Emails Hacked in Breach
Cyber 06.26.2019

The Fiduciary Duty of Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

Under ERISA, fiduciaries are subject to the prudent expert standard of care, in which they have to act with diligence, care, and skill under the circumstances as professionals their field would. They also owe a…
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The Fiduciary Duty of Protecting Against Cyber Attacks
Cyber 06.26.2019

Protections Against Cyber Attacks & Data Breaches

Cyber attacks seem to happen every week these days. As those bigger companies beef up their cybersecurity to prevent hacks, cyber attackers are increasingly likely to go after the less protected companies which ends up…
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Protections Against Cyber Attacks & Data Breaches
Cyber 06.26.2019

What is a Data Breach?

Retirement plans are becoming more and more vulnerable to cyber attacks as the number of attacks and methods of breach increase. But what exactly is a data breach and what are cyber attackers after? Data…
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What is a Data Breach?
Cyber 06.26.2019

Data Breach Victims Can Sue Without Proof of Harm from Breach

The U.S. Supreme Court has found that Zappos, an Amazon subsidiary, can be sued by customers who were victims of a Zappos data breach in 2012 without the customer showing that the breach harmed them….
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Data Breach Victims Can Sue Without Proof of Harm from Breach