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iPhone exploit alert
September 4, 2019
A security breach of Apple's iOS operating system that occurred over at least two years has affected countless iOS device users. Here's what you need to know to protect your personal information.
SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American
August 21, 2019
Real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. is being investigated by the SEC for a data leak that exposed over 885 million personal records from as far back as 2003.
CCPA amendments
August 5, 2019
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. There are seven amendments that will be contemplated by the CA legislature between now and September 13, 2019.
Preventing Stormy Security Weather in Your Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Environment
July 30, 2019
Companies are relying increasingly on cloud service providers for conducting business, including storing data, hosting email, and more. But with the increasing regulatory focus on the risk of cloud data storage, is the forecast for cloud solutions stormy?
Capital One Breach Affects 100 Million Customers
July 30, 2019
On July 29, Capital One Financial Corporation announced that it had suffered a breach on July 19. On that date, an outside individual illegally accessed the personally identifiable information of over 100 million of its customers.
SHIELD Act
July 30, 2019
The SHIELD Act significantly expands New York State's breach notification law. 
FinCEN BEC alert
July 18, 2019
On July 16, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an update to the September 6, 2018 advisory, "Advisory to Financial Institutions on E-mail Compromise Fraud Schemes." The updated advisory indicates a sharp rise in business email compromise (BEC) fraud across financial services and other industries.
LGPD FAQs
July 17, 2019
The Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) is a sweeping data privacy regulation that goes into effect on February 15, 2020. Download our FAQs to find out what you need to know and how the law applies to your company.
FCA alert
July 12, 2019
A recent Freedom of Information request to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) by accounting firm RSM revealed that 819 cyber incidents were reported to the FCA during 2018 – almost a 12-fold increase from the 69 cyber incidents reported to the FCA in 2017.
british airways alert
July 8, 2019
The UK's ICO plans to fine British Airways £183.39m ($230M) under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for a breach that occurred in 2018. The proposed penalty represents the largest fine of a company since GDPR came into force.
Cyber Alert: Vulnerability Discovered in Microsoft Excel; Rise in Spear-Phishing Attacks
June 28, 2019
This alert contains information about a vulnerability discovered in Microsoft® Excel®, as well as information about a recent rise in spear-phishing attacks attributable to heightened international tensions.
re-Deal IT Due Diligence
June 26, 2019
Our M&A Due Diligence Challenges blog series addresses the changing nature of IT, cybersecurity, and data privacy and how investors can manage these risks and increase their chances of achieving a successful M&A transaction. We also discuss tales from the trenches and lessons learned from M&A due diligence we have performed for clients.