South Dakota’s New Breach Notification Law

On March 21, 2018, South Dakota became the 49th state to enact a breach notification law. The South Dakota law will take effect on July 1, 2018.  Here is a summary of several of the new legislation’s key features: Defining … Continue reading

Posted in Data Breach, Government Regulations, Notification, Personal Information, State Privacy Laws

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FBI Warns of Romance Scams that “Break Hearts and Bank Accounts”

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, the FBI issued a timely warning about the rise of “Romance Scams.”  This type of Internet crime typically targets older widowed or divorced women.  While these women are typically computer literate and educated, they may also be … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber scams, FBI, Social Media

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FTC Round-Up: NIST Framework Compliance Is Not Enough and Looming Ransomware Enforcement Activity

On August 31st and September 7th, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided guidance regarding cybersecurity standards, which companies should consider when assessing their current data security posture. NIST Framework Compliance Is Not Enough On August 31st, the FTC published … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, FTC, Government Regulations, Ransomware

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