Posts Tagged data security

3 Important Questions the State Attorneys General Will Ask Your Company Following A Data Breach

In an earlier blog post I wrote about how [w]hen your company has a data breach, these are the top 3 questions that you will be required to answer: How did the breach happen? What steps did your company take before the breach to protect the data and keep it from happening? What steps is […]

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Two Step Data Breach Risk Test for Texas Businesses

Does your business have this digital information about other people? 1. last name + first name or first initial + social security number, driver’s license number, or other government issued identification, or account or card numbers + access codes, or 2. information that identifies an individual + concerns a health condition or healthcare  If you answered […]

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Why do cyber criminals want your healthcare data?

During a recent presentation a member of the audience asked me why cyber criminals would want to steal a person’s healthcare data. It is easy to understand why they would want to steal payment card data — but healthcare data — not so obvious. Here is a great answer: A crook would love [healthcare data] because, “in the world […]

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The #1 Thing Business Leaders Can Learn from Target’s CEO’s Resignation

Data security is such a threat to businesses that it must be a key tenet of leadership for the C-Suite and the Boardroom. Over the last several years I have written and spoken extensively about the risks that businesses face from the threat of data breaches. (posts) One of the points I try to make is that […]

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Prezi: Data Breach! Hacking! Corporate Espionage! Are you listening yet???

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a great group of Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and other Collin County lawyers in the Collin County Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section about the current trends and risks involving data breach, computer fraud, corporate espionage and the overall threats to companies’ data and intellectual property, especially trade secrets. Here […]

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