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Feb 08

Key Components of FDA’s Draft Guidance for Medical Device Cybersecurity

On January 22, 2016, FDA issued draft guidance to manufacturers regarding the postmarket management of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. This draft guidance comes on the heels of draft guidance issued in 2013 to manufacturers on the premarket management of cybersecurity risks related to the… Read More

Sep 15

Pennsylvania Department of Banking Weighs In on Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking (“DOBS”) issued a two page letter to the Pennsylvania financial services industry with a succinct, clear message: get your cybersecurity houses in order or else. The DOBS letter specifically highlights the grave risks that accompany the banking industry’s… Read More

Sep 03

In the Wake of Wyndham’s Alleged Mistakes, Businesses Should Review Cybersecurity Policies

This post was co-authored by Michael B. Hayes, a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department.  He serves an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. Michael can be reached at 215.772.7211 or at mhayes@mmwr.com. The old… Read More

Aug 21

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence releases its first cybersecurity practice guide: “Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices.”

As we discussed during a recent webinar, Cybersecurity: A Mid-Year Legal Review, damaging health care data breaches are being reported with increasing frequency. Earlier this year, the FBI issued a private notice to the healthcare industry warning providers that their cybersecurity systems are lax compared… Read More

Aug 07

Ringing the Bell: The Dept. of Education’s Security Mandate to Higher Education

In the wake of the OPM data breach, it is no wonder that the U.S. Government has begun to think seriously about the implications of data breaches more broadly.  For anyone who has had the pleasure of filling out a FAFSA form, the financial aid… Read More

Jul 01

FTC announces data security initiative with new guidance for businesses

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced a new initiative called “Start with Security,” which includes new guidance for businesses that draws on the lessons learned in the more than 50 data security cases brought by the FTC over the years. The new… Read More

Jun 24

It’s Inevitable: Is Your Organization Ready to Respond to a Data Breach?

Confidential business and consumer information is one of the most valuable assets to any organization. Liability concerns over the privacy and security of employee and customer information is paramount, as evidenced by the daily headlines of data breaches and thefts. Almost every business segment –… Read More

Jun 15

Join Us for “Cybersecurity: A Mid-Year Legal Review” Webinar

Cybersecurity is a top concern for GCs across industries. According to some estimates, as more corporate infrastructure moves online, the impact of data breaches will cost $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, almost four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015.We invite you to join our… Read More

Mar 20

When Does a Hack Become a Compensable Harm in Federal Court?

No business wants to be the victim of a data breach, but to hear former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell tell it, every major corporation in America already has (whether they realize it or not). The discovery of a potential breach should set off… Read More