News, commentary and conference updates on legal developments that impact corporate risk.

From LexisNexis: Corporate Ethics– Is Ethical Conduct on Your Checklist in Your Corporate Mindset?

Do your employees “live” your compliance program? Or do they see it as a necessary inconvenience that comes in the form of time-consuming training […]

From LexisNexis: Alternative Fees Arrangements — The Antidote to the ‘Poisonous’ Hourly Rate Paradigm?

The Chief Legal Officer of a $12.4 billion global company thinks the hourly rate is terrible for the attorney-client relationship. It puts attorneys and clients […]

From Lexis Nexis: Employment Rules & Regulations in the Trump Administration

Stefani C Schwartz of Schwartz Simon Edelstein & Celso LLC, an HB speaker alumni, writes about employment under the new president for the LexisNexis […]

From Symantec: WannaCry: Ransomware attacks show strong links to Lazarus group

Symantec Security Response Team provides valuable insight to Wannacry, where “similarities in code and infrastructure indicate close connection to group that was linked to […]

From LexisNexis: The Future of Mandatory Arbitration Shock: Sides Square Off in Consumer Contracts and Employment Arenas

Written by our own, Tom Hagy, Managing Director, HB Litigation Conferences
Mandatory arbitration clauses. They have been sitting there quietly and often unexamined in thousands or even […]

Episode one of Insurance & Artificial Intelligence: How do AI and internet of things impact the insurance industry? (From Argo Group)

A world of data available today is creating changes in commerce — including the insurance industry.
For those involved in risk assessment, new data techniques […]

From LexisNexis: China’s Internet Banking Industry Exploding — Can They Have Global Success? Can U.S. Companies Have Success in China?

China’s FinTech industry is way ahead in Asia, and the volumes rival some of the world’s biggest banks. The Chinese never really embraced plastic […]

From Kivu: What Real-Life Kidnappings Can Teach us About Dealing with Digital Ones

Excerpt from article by Alyssa Newcomb of NBCNews.com

Kidnappings for ransom have been dramatized on television and in the movies and detailed on the new. […]

From McDonald Hopkins: What you can learn from Google Docs email scam

Excerpt from post by Christine N. Czuprynski of McDonald Hopkins
A malicious phishing virus that impersonated Google Docs was discovered and quickly shut down […]

From Marsh: Should Cybersecurity Be a Catch-All for Disruptive Tech Risks?

Excerpt from an article by Thomas Quigley, Communications, Media & Technology, US Practice Leader, Marsh
The mention of disruptive technology risks often spurs a laser […]

From RSA: The GDPR & Your Data Protection Obligations

Excerpt from the RSA blog:
The focus is growing for the European Union’s forthcoming “General Data Protection Regulation,” or GDPR. As its May 25, 2018 […]

The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report Ready for Download

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“Robust defences against cyber intruders and strong processes for eliminating careless or rogue behaviour internally are now the keys to business continuity […]

From Travelers: Data Management Tips for Business Continuity

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When you think “business continuity,” you should think about your data and networks as well as your employees, customers and property. Financial […]

Sedgwick LLP: Ransomware – a Global Wake-Up Call

U.S. Regulator Warns of “Evidence” of Global Cyber Assault Occurring Inside the U.S. and Steps Your Company Should Take Against a Ransomware Attack 
On Friday, May […]

Minerva Labs Discusses Its Role in the War on Malware

From ‘Evasive Techniques: An Introduction,’ a 2016 whitepaper from Minvera Labs. The company’s Co-Founder and VP of Research, Omri Moyal, is speaking on the ‘Cloud […]

Allianz Press Release: “Risk Barometer 2017”

 “Companies greatly fear the impact of rising protectionism and other potential shocks to markets.
Business interruption continues to lead risk rankings as new non-physical damage […]

Top Ten Practice Pointers for Dealing with E-Discovery by Carolyn Purwin Ryan

Warnings and best practices in dealing with e-discovery are outlined in a recent article by Carolyn Purwin Ryan, a partner in Cipriani & Werner’s Philadelphia office. […]

Online and Under Attack: What Every Business Needs To Do Now To Manage Cyber Risk and Win Its Cyber War

In his recently published book, John Farley dives deep into the hacker underworld to provide insight into the ways cyber attacks are carried out and […]

Crypsis: “Splunkomen — Taking the Sysmon to the Next Level”

“The success of security teams when combating cyber threats relies on visibility into the environment they must defend. Security teams that do not have […]

Ransomware Attacks and Claims Accelerating

The headline writer for Forbes.com didn’t mince words . . . 
“2016 Saw an Insane Rise in the Number of Ransomware Attacks”
The article, posted on […]

Electricity Grid Cyber Risk Vulnerability

In his paper — Interdependency Effects on the Electricity Grid Following a ‘Black Sky’ Hazard — Jonathon Monken says the interdependencies of the grid is both […]

Cyber Risk to the Nation’s Critical Port Infrastructure

In their paper — A Framework for Cyber Security Assessments of Critical Port Infrastructure — authors Jonathon Monken, Daniel Trimble and Alexander F.L. Sand discuss […]

Congratulations to 4A Security’s Ben Goodman!

Recipient of ISACA’s CRISC Worldwide Achievement Award

It always lifts me up when I see a good guy do well. Congratulations to our friend, Ben Goodman, […]

Social Media Cyber Risks | May 16, 2017

HB is proud to announce its collaboration with LexisNexis® on another excellent webinar. This one features Julia Jacobson, a partner with K&L Gates, and Amy […]

Aspen Insurance Shares Insights on Mitigating Global Supply Chain Risk

One Key to Success: Set Realistic Goals
“It is not possible to eliminate cyber risk entirely throughout a global supply chain. Taking steps to limit […]