For many of us, hacking and cybersecurity concerns are the last thing we want to worry about as we advance our real estate business and work with clients. But, as cybersecurity and government investigations lawyer Paul Rosen shares with us, now is the time to start thinking through your company’s protocols and preparedness. He would know. While chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Paul helped navigate the government’s response to major hacking and security attacks, including attacks on critical infrastructure and personnel data.
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness of cyberattacks and the importance of cybersecurity. Launched in October 2004 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), NCSAM features initiatives and events designed to educate public and private sector partners on the tools and resources required to stay safe online.
The House Financial Services Committee (FSC) has announced that it will hold a hearing on the Equifax data breach that took place earlier this week. The breach, which was publicized on September 7, could potentially affect 143 million American consumers, as private information such as names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, credit card numbers and more was accessed.
In this session moderated by Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, panelists Michelle Hollis, Director, 6th Street Consulting; Laura Hartsgrove Baker, Sales Director, Herbert H. Landy’s Insurance Agency; and John Moon, District Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco gave their unique insights into the four main pillars of NAWRB’s Small Business Sustainability Care Package, including: cybersecurity, insurance with crime prevention and employee dishonesty riders, vetting financial institutions, and payroll alert/assistance.
A recent Accenture report surveying hundreds of senior banking security executives around the world, Building Confidence: Solving Banking’s Cybersecurity Conundrum, reveals that cybersecurity threats for banks and other financial services institutions remain a pervasive problem despite general bank confidence.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual campaign established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to raise awareness about and educate the public and business owners on cybersecurity. Having secure systems is important for all businesses, including small ones that may not feel at risk of cyber attacks due to their small size.