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 […]

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 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 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

Photo credit: Hiscox

“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

Photo credit: Travelers.com

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

California Corporate Counsel Forum 2017 Agenda

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Tentative Topic List
Jan. 19, 2017
7:30 | Registration and Breakfast
8:45 | Welcome Remarks
9:00 | Data Security: Focus on […]

Data Breach Litigation and Investigations Forum 2017 Agenda

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:30 | Registration and Breakfast
8:45 | Introduction and Welcome

Christina Terplan | Partner | Clyde & Co
Winston Krone | Global Managing Director | Kivu
Eric Gibbs | Partner | Gibbs Law Group and Girard Gibbs LLP
Tom Hagy | Managing Director | HB Litigation Conferences
9:00 | Judicial Perspectives on Privacy Litigation:
            Practical Considerations When Heading Into the Courtroom
U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler | Northern District of California
Hon. Steven A. Brick (ret.) | JAMS | California Superior Court, Alameda County
9:45 | Consumer Privacy Claims:
            Recent Settlements & Litigation Trends
-Class action and non-class action litigation
-Case valuation methods
-Settlement structures
-How relief is being defined
Patrick Ivie | Executive Vice President, Class Action Services | KCC | moderator
Paul Karlsgodt | Partner | Baker Hostetler
Allison Holt | Senior Associate | Hogan Lovells
Cari Campen Laufenberg | Partner | Keller Rohrbach LLP
10:45 | Break
11:00 | B2B Privacy Claims:
             Key Players, Trends, Strategies, and Best Practices
-Key players
-Evolution of Damages Theories
-Strategies for Litigation
-Best Practices/ Needed Changes
Aideen Gaffney | Senior Director, Business Development | Garden City Group | moderator
Andrew N. Friedman | Partner | Cohen Milstein
Nicholas A. Oldham | Partner | King & Spalding
Mark C. Mao | Partner | Troutman Sanders
11:45 | Vendors & Business Partners:
             Unique Privacy Risks & Rewards of Working With Others

-Existing and anticipated liabilities
-Vendor indemnification agreements
-Negotiating contract clauses to cover the cost of breaches
-Insurance coverage: key terms and conditions
-Promised standards, reasonability and best industry practices
-Industry segment hot spots
-Supply chain network assessments
-Vendor and supplier management programs
Jill Bronfman | Professor & Program Director of the Privacy & Technology Project | UC Hastings College of Law | University of California San Francisco | moderator
David Navetta | Partner | Norton Rose Fulbright US
Cinthia Granados Motley | Partner | Sedgwick Law LLP
12:30 | Lunch
1:45 | Discovery in Privacy Disputes:
            Effective Investigation & Evidence Collection
-Finding, preserving and assessing crucial evidence
-Requests for production
-Knowing what’s discoverable and how to get it
-Understanding significant jurisdictional differences
-Preparing data for privacy litigation
-Spoliation and litigation holds
-Effect of audit rights in B2B contracts on discovery
Christina Terplan | Partner | Clyde & Co | moderator
Winston Krone | Global Managing Director | Kivu | moderator
David Berger  | Gibbs Law Group
Michael Abraham | Shareholder | Bartko, Zankel, Bunzel & Miller
2:30 | Regulator & Enforcement Perspectives:
           The Role of Government Agencies and How to Work With Them
-Working with regulators before, during and after privacy is compromised
-What regulators look for from you
-Notice requirements when privacy is compromised
-The relationship between regulation and litigation and investigation
-Recent trends in enforcement actions
-What gets reported to enforcers?
-Certified Information Security Auditors
-Lessons learned and practical takeaways
Mark C. Mao | Partner | Troutman Sanders | moderator
Joanne McNabb | Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General
Laura Berger | Attorney, Div. of Privacy and Identity Protection | Federal Trade Commission
Kathryn Haun | Assistant U.S. Attorney & Digital Current Coordinator | U.S. Department of Justice
Mary Beth Buchanan | Former U.S. Attorney | Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Partner | Bryan Cave
3:30| Break
3:45 | Critical Insurance Coverage Issues:
            What’s Being Covered, What’s Not, What’s in Dispute
-Finding insurance coverage for cyber
-Cyber and GL policies
-D&O issues around misrepresentation in the application
-Business interruption
-Crime and extortion
-Physical perils
-Insurers pushing back
Richard J. Bortnick | Senior Counsel | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry
Lauri Floresca | Sr. VP & Partner/Cyber Team Leader | Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.
Marcus Breese | Underwriter | Hiscox London Market
Alexandra Ross Senior Global Privacy and Data Security Counsel at Autodesk. Inc. […]

Midwest Corporate Counsel Forum 2016 Agenda

Nov. 16, 2016
7:30 | Registration and Breakfast
8:45 | Welcome Remarks

Bruce Malter, Vice President, Consulting Solutions, eTERA Consulting
Katherine Smith Dedrick, KSD Global Consulting affiliated with […]

Panama Papers—Implications for Organizations, Even Those Whose Names are Not on “The List”

 

The hack of confidential data from the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, in April has brought down world leaders and corporate executives and cast […]

California AG: Data Breaches not Growing in Number but in Size

The number of reported data breaches in California remained steady between 2014 and 2015. But that seemingly good news is trampled by the 33-percent […]

The Emerging Threat of Hacking-as-a-Service

Organized cyber crime gangs siphon about 400 million a year from U.S. businesses, according to a McAfee Institute study. But new, inexpensive and easy-to-use […]

You Speak Computer. How About Pashto? Mongolian?

Cyber opportunists live all over the world. So, naturally, they speak many languages, besides the language of computers. And those languages are making life […]

Press Release: HB 2016 Insurance, Risk & Litigation Conferences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Risk & Litigation Conferences Planned for 2016, HB Litigation Conferences Announces
RADNOR, PA — Dec. 18, 2015 — Litigants, litigators and insurers […]

U.S. Government Perspectives on Healthcare Data Security a Key Part of Symposium at Drexel’s LeBow 

For Immediate Release
Faculty includes the FBI, FDA and HHS, plus Independence Blue Cross, Johnson & Johnson, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and many more.
PHILADELPHIA —  […]

Major Cyber Breaches: Depicted With Colorful Interactive Bubbles!

“Information is Beautiful”
Below is a slide presented at our 2015 Reinsurance Roundtable in New York last week. The cyber session was moderated by Michael […]

BakerHostetler Issues 2015 Data Security Incident Response Report

Details trends, risks and opportunities that companies must confront

What kind of data breach incidents should you prepare for? How should you prepare? BakerHostetler’s Privacy […]

Industry Groups Don’t Love More Powerful FTC in Cyber Security Space

As written by Jaikumar Vijayan, correspondent for CS Monitor

“With a court ruling reaffirming the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to police corporate cybersecurity practices, and […]

FTC Has Authority to Pursue Companies for Failing to Protect Consumer Data, Third Circuit Holds

In a much-anticipated precedential opinion, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Aug. 24 held that the Federal Trade Commission can enforce the […]

How big will the cyber security market be in 2020?

According to MarketResearch.com,  global cyber security market is expected to grow from $106.32 in 2015 to $170.21 billion by 2020. Out of all major technologies, […]

Press Release: Data Breach & Privacy Litigation Conference

Feb. 11, 2016, program in San Francisco designed for plaintiff & defense litigators
SAN FRANCISCO – August 21, 2015 – Major data breaches seem to […]