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Proposed cybersec regulations for New York financial institutions have a broad reach

As written by SmartEdgeLaw Group Attorney Richard Santalesa, in the September 30, 2016 IAPP Privacy Tracker and Daily Dashboard – at Proposed cybersec regulations for New York financial institutions have a broad reach Richard Santalesa, CIPP/US Privacy Tracker | Sep 30, 2016 New York state’s long-awaited Cybersecurity Regulations For Financial Services Companies, issued by […]

Is this the Definitive Cybersecurity Guide? NYSE Guide for Directors & Officers

The following post by SmartEdgeLaw Group attorney, Richard Santalesa, was originally published  Oct. 27, 2015 at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Perspectives website. Is this the Definitive Cybersecurity Guide? While many companies come up short on their cybersecurity programs or ability to safeguard data privacy, one area where no gap exists is in the […]

Breach Update: Home Depot Confirms 56 Million Cards Impacted

Over the past week we’ve been assisting clients in responding to the recent confirmed Home Depot breach.  While information regarding the scale and scope of the breach of point-of-sale systems in the U.S. and Canada has been developing, Home Depot’s release late yesterday of an updated press release (available here), provides additional public details: 56 million […]

Upcoming Webinar April 17 – “Data Breach Aftermaths”

Join us for our April 17 webinar, Data Breach Aftermath: Next Steps To Clean Up The Mess, hosted by the National Constitution Center, with details, registration and agenda information available here. Data Breaches have unfortunately become near daily occurrences, with news reports – like those covering Target’s recent mammoth breach – sending chills up the […]

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Telebriefing – Mar. 13

UPDATE:  Registration now open for our upcoming LSI Telebriefing on March 13, 1pm ET covering the “NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” Registration information here. It should be an interesting and engaging discussion ahead of NIST’s March 27 State and Local Government Cybersecurity Framework Kickoff Workshop. Original: The SmartedgeLaw Group will moderate a telebriefing […]

Ponemon’s Cyber Insurance Study Finds Companies Neglecting Coverage

The challenges of managing corporate risk – whether through the growth of formal “GRC” (governance, risk management and compliance) programs or through contractual liability transfers – increase each year. However, a recent Ponemon Institute study, Managing Cyber Security as a Business Risk: Cyber Insurance in the Digital Age, released Aug. 7, 2013 (available here: […]

2013 Data Privacy, Information Security and Cyber Insurance Trends Report

On Data Privacy Day, recognized annually on Jan. 28th, Richard Santalesa, is quoted in the 2013 Data Privacy, Information Security and Cyber Insurance Trends Report, released each January by Cyber Data Risk Managers LLC.  The Report surveys well-known industry experts and respected thought leaders, including Rick Kam, Bruce Schneier, Dr. Larry Ponemon and others, for […]

Ponemon Study on Patient Privacy Highlights Security Failings

Released today, the Ponemon Institute‘s Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security (available at, starkly highlights the continued serious challenges faced by healthcare organizations in adequately safeguarding protected health information (“PHI”). As the study notes straight out of the gate “the threats to healthcare organizations have become increasingly more difficult to […]

Whitepaper – Local & State Govt Data Security and Cyber Risks

Richard Santalesa introduced a whitepaper on legal risks and cyber  insurance at this past week’s fall meeting of the New York State Association of Counties – dubbed the think tank for NY’s counties since 1923. The white paper was released at a breakout session on the meeting agenda addressing “Cyber Security and Cyber Risks in Your County” where Mr. Santalesa’s […]

Briefing Risk Management Executives on Cyber Security

Richard Santalesa will be briefing senior executives with responsibility for risk management Wednesday, Dec 14th, 2011 at a Symantec & Conventus event in Minneapolis.  Registration is still open and additional information registration is available here.The topic: 2011 has been heralded as the year of the security breach. But what does that mean for you and […]

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