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ALERT: 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 12, 2017, Laura Wolf, Critical Infrastructure Protection Lead of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notification stating that: HHS is aware of a significant cyber security … Continue Reading

Pay Up or Else: Hacker Holds Television Network to Cyber Extortion Over Unreleased Shows Stolen From a Third Party Production Company

Television dramas have consistently shown us that authorities do not negotiate with kidnappers and they refuse to pay ransom. “Ransom”, a television series on CBS, portrays a team that works to resolve ransom cases, including in the recent season finale, ransom demanded by a hacker. In an updated twist on this television plot, but this … Continue Reading

Governmental Updates You Need to Know About

In the past few weeks, the government issued alerts and guidance on two noteworthy topics involving data security issues: phishing and ransomware – discussed below: Don’t Get Phished: OCR Warns of Phishing Scheme Targeting HIPAA Covered Entities & Business Associates As previously reported in the March 21, 2016 and July 12, 2016 Blog Posts, the … Continue Reading

Ransomware article by Scott Lyon published in Today’s General Counsel

The article “Lessons from Ransomware Attacks on Healthcare Providers” by Scott Lyon was published in the June/July issue of Today’s General Counsel. The article addresses the recent ransomware attacks on healthcare providers and proposes strategies for any company to avoid or mitigate ransomware attacks. Click here to view the article.… Continue Reading

Sedgwick Cybersecurity and Privacy Chair John Stephens Published on Cyberextortion and Ransomware

John Stephens, Sedgwick partner and head of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group, has published an article in Corporate Counsel entitled “The Rise of Cyber-Extortion, and How to Fight Back.”  9-23-15 – Corporate Counsel – Stephens He was also recently published in the National Law Journal for his article “When Hackers Take Your Digital … Continue Reading
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