Privacy Risk Report



Anonymous and Other Hackers vs. ISIS: Cyber Security Implications

Less than 24 hours after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed more than 100 people in Paris, the hacking group Anonymous used an unverified video declaring war on ISIS. In a video posted to YouTube, an Anonymous… Continue Reading →

The First Cable Operator to Be Targeted by the FCC for Data Breach Settles for $595,000

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently fined Cox Communications, Inc. (Cox) $595,000 for failing to properly protect its customers’ personal information related to a 2014 data breach. In the November 5, 2015, FCC order, the FCC stressed the importance of… Continue Reading →

New Study and Recent Criminal Conviction Sheds Light on the “Malicious Insiders” Threat

While large cyber attacks and data breaches may get the headlines, a recent study prepared by the Ponemon Institute and Hewlett-Packard and a recent criminal conviction of a Los Angeles Times reporter that disclosed corporate passwords on a hacker website serve… Continue Reading →

Can Statistics Be Used to Predict Data Breaches?

As the East Coast closely watches meteorologists’ models and predictions to prepare for Hurricane Joaquin, it may be a good time to consider the role of using statistics and models to predict the next data breach. A recent study entitled… Continue Reading →

Car Owners File Nationwide Class Action Based on Allegations of Hacking a Car

Purchasers of cars manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have filed a purported class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois arising out of their cars’ vulnerability to hackers taking control of their cars’ functions,… Continue Reading →

Todd Rowe to Be Panelist on Advisen’s April 7 Webinar: The Changing Face of Cyber Risk

On April 7, 2015, Advisen will host a panel including Tressler attorney Todd M. Rowe for a discussion entitled “The Changing Face of Cyber Risk.” The panel also includes David Derigiotis, Head of Professional Liability Center of Excellence at Burns… Continue Reading →

Cyber-Security Included as a Priority for Securities and Exchange Commission

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released its examination priorities for 2015. One area of focus will be assessing cybersecurity controls. TheOCIE’s letter to national exchanges sets out its examination approach for the… Continue Reading →

D & O Underwriters Struggle With the Lack of Information Disclosed Related to Cyber Risks

This year’s PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society) annual conference, held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, provided insight on the issues underwriters are facing related to cyber liability and data breaches in the context of directors and officers insurance policies…. Continue Reading →

Cyber Risks In The Boardroom

Cyber risks have become a growing concern for directors and officers in publicly traded companies. Directors and officers now have even more reason for concern in light of the SEC’s comments addressing necessary disclosures in company 10 filings. The National Association of Corporate Directors… Continue Reading →

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