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Uber cyberattack

Uber hid 2016 cyberattack affected 57 million Uber customers and drivers: five lessons for every business

Ride-sharing service Uber recently disclosed that it suffered a massive cyberattack in October 2017, in which personal information of some 50 million customers and 7 million drivers was stolen.  Uber has come in for harsh criticism over its response to this attack, including not disclosing […]

By | 2017-11-28T18:15:48+00:00 November 28th, 2017|

New Broker-Dealer Cybersecurity Rules

New Cybersecurity Regulations Apply to Colorado Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisors

Earlier this year, the Colorado Division of Securities issued regulations affecting Colorado broker-dealers and investment advisers. The regulations require broker-dealers and investment advisers to “establish and maintain written procedures reasonably designed to ensure cybersecurity” and include cybersecurity as part of its risk assessment (Rule 51-4.8 governs Broker-Dealer Cybersecurity; Rule 51-4.14(IA) covers Investment […]

By | 2017-11-13T16:03:50+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

Hack at the Museum

Denver Art Museum suffers data breach affecting information of 800 people

As I’ve written in previous blog posts, size doesn’t matter when it comes to the risk of a data breach.  Nor does it matter whether the organization breached is a business or a nonprofit. The Denver Post reported this week that the Denver Art Museum suffered a breach over the […]

By | 2017-11-01T16:13:55+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

Fractional In-house Attorney

A fractional general counsel can provide excellent legal services at a fraction of the cost of outside law firms

Attorneys can be expensive.  Even attorneys will acknowledge that fact.  For a business that needs ongoing legal services, hiring a full-time in-house counsel may not make economic sense.  This is especially true for companies with from $1-50 million in revenue, as well […]

By | 2017-10-31T18:43:28+00:00 October 31st, 2017|

Equifax Data Breach

Small and mid-sized businesses worried after recent Equifax data breach

By now, almost everyone has heard or read about the recent data breach of Equifax, one of the three large credit reporting companies in the U.S. According to Equifax, as many as 143 million consumer records were compromised, with the potential for identity theft and other fraudulent actions.

Companies of all sizes […]

By | 2017-10-02T19:42:25+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax data breach: consumers and companies at risk

By now almost everyone has read or heard about the massive data breach at Equifax, one of the three large credit reporting companies.  According to news reports, 143 million Americans have had sensitive personal information, including names, addresses, social security numbers, and birthdates stolen.  This information enables a criminal to steal the identity […]

By | 2017-10-04T17:06:06+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

HIPAA Security Rule

How to protect patient information against cyberattacks and data breaches:  requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

For nearly 15 years, HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules have governed the handling and transmission of protected health information, or “PHI”. The Privacy Rule governs how PHI may be used and disclosed, while the Security Rule sets out the steps that […]

By | 2017-09-05T15:57:21+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

FTC settles with tax preparation company

Federal Trade Commission settles with tax preparation company over violations of privacy and security requirements that apply to all tax preparers

I have written in previous posts that the Gramm-Leach-Bliley statute, which many believe only applies to “financial institutions”, also applies to accountants who prepare tax returns for clients.  This statute, which has been around for over 15 years, requires […]

By | 2017-10-31T17:21:35+00:00 August 29th, 2017|

Outside General Counsel

What is an “outside general counsel” and what can one do for your company, besides save you money?

Do you wish you could run legal and business issues past your lawyer whenever you need to, without worrying about getting billed for every call or email?  Having a trusted business attorney can be a great benefit to any business. He or she […]

By | 2017-10-31T17:29:08+00:00 August 14th, 2017|

Denver Bar Cybersecurity Article

Denver Bar Association’s magazine The Docket: article on cybersecurity

Please check out my article on cybersecurity in the August/September issue of The Docket, the Denver Bar Association’s magazine.  Click here for the link.  Please feel free to contact me at 720-575-0440 or mark@spitzlegalcounsel.com if you have any questions about your company’s cybersecurity, and I can […]

By | 2017-11-14T15:47:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|
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