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Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scams

On January 25, Foster Swift attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast that features Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends, challenges and politics affecting employers and business owners. Read More ›

Categories: Criminal, Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, Digital Assets

Potential $13.5 Million Uber Fine Highlights the Importance of Risk-Based Breach Response

The legal fallout from ridesharing service Uber's 2016 data breach, which affected approximately 57 million riders and drivers, has been significant. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, Lawsuit

Considerations for Vendor Contracts

This is the first article in a series on Third Party and Vendor Management. The next article in this series discusses provisions for vendor contracts. Read More ›

Categories: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Liability, Privacy

The Dangers of the DarkNet

When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces exist for things like stolen identity information. Read More ›

Categories: Criminal, Cybersecurity

Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")

Today, the use of software as a service ("SaaS") is widespread and the cybersecurity considerations are an afterthought. Read More ›

Categories: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, IT Contracts, Technology

Business Rap: Ransomware Survival Guide

With cyber attacks on the rise, one in four businesses will be at risk in the near future. Business owners now more than ever, need to take every precaution in the event of a breach. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity, Did you Know?

Are Ransomware Payments Tax Deductible?

Earlier this year it was revealed that hackers had seized 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, and over the course of the summer the hackers released the stolen property, including script summaries for "Game of Thrones," as well as scripts and entire seasons of other HBO shows. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity

Equifax or EquiFaux Pas: Updates on the Equifax Breach

In September 2017, credit reporting agency Equifax announced that personal information for over 140 million U.S. consumers was potentially compromised. Equifax’s forensic investigations have put the number closer to 145.5 million. The compromised data includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers and even credit card numbers. Within a matter of weeks after the breach, Equifax’s CEO, Richard Smith, announced he was stepping down. It soon became clear that Equifax’s troubles were just beginning. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, Digital Assets

Wire Transfer Attacks are Increasing: Here’s What Companies Can Do to Prevent Them

In our fast-paced, interconnected business world, the ability to quickly, easily and safely wire money is essential. Companies rely on wire transfers to complete transactions and keep supply chains moving. But with this convenience comes risks. Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity

HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Checklist for HIPAA Covered Entities Responding to Cybersecurity Incidents

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently published guidance for entities covered by HIPAA, entitled "My entity just experienced a cyber-attack! What do we do now?" Read More ›

Categories: Cybersecurity, Digital Assets, Electronic Health Records, Fraud & Abuse, HIPAA