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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
Cyber 06.26.2019

Mass Emails Can Expose Personal Data

English government department of the Home Office has recently come under fire for accidentally exposing hundreds of email addresses after communicating with EU applicants hoping to settle in the UK via mass email. Over 200…
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Mass Emails Can Expose Personal Data
Cyber 06.25.2019

Business Owner Data Breach Liability

Cyber attacks on businesses are almost becoming a matter of “when” and not “if.” If a cyber attacker is able to hack your business and steal sensitive and valuable data from your business, what kind of…
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Business Owner Data Breach Liability
Cyber 06.20.2019

Even NASA Can Get Hacked

You may think that you have got the latest training and safeguards against cyber attacks, but if even NASA can get hacked, how safe are you really? The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the people…
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Even NASA Can Get Hacked
Cyber 06.20.2019

Cyber Attack “Kill Chain” has Shortened

Even as cyber attacks become more sophisticated, hackers’ cyber kill chain, or the number of steps it takes to complete a cyber attack, has greatly shortened. Whether they have been able to become more efficient…
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Cyber Attack “Kill Chain” has Shortened