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How the Lack of a Federal Data Breach Law Could Be an E&O Headache for IT Professionals

Two states updated their data breach laws. With no federal standard, IT pros should do these five things to avoid E&O lawsuits from mishandled breach responses.

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How the Lack of a Federal Data Breach Law Could Be an E&O Headache for IT Professionals

by Max Schleicher 6. August 2015 07:48
Two states updated their data breach laws. With no federal standard, IT pros should do these five things to avoid E&O lawsuits from mishandled breach responses.
Two states updated their data breach laws. With no federal standard, IT pros should do these five things to avoid E&O lawsuits from mishandled breach responses. [More]

Holy Cripes! 4 in 5 Web Apps Have "Medium Security" Vulnerability

by Max Schleicher 4. August 2015 08:04
Over 80 percent of web apps are vulnerable to cyber criminals. To protect their business from liability, IT professionals can invest in technology E&O Insurance.
Over 80 percent of web apps are vulnerable to cyber criminals. To protect their business from liability, IT professionals can invest in technology E&O Insurance. [More]

Talking with Clients about Security Risks They Should Actually Be Worried About

by Max Schleicher 30. July 2015 07:41
Antivirus and firewall programs are falling by the wayside. Help clients understand their security risk and teach best practices to reduce your E&O liability.
Antivirus and firewall programs are falling by the wayside. Help clients understand their security risk and teach best practices to reduce your E&O liability. [More]

Hackers Admit Targeting Lax Security, Shoddily Built Applications

by Max Schleicher 28. July 2015 07:56
Hackers stole 24,000 records, and then admitted they look for companies with bad IT. Problematic IT can lead to data breach lawsuits, so learn how to hedge your risk.
Hackers stole 24,000 records, and then admitted they look for companies with bad IT. Problematic IT can lead to data breach lawsuits, so learn how to hedge your risk. [More]

Why Your Clients Need Cyber Liability Insurance (And How to Explain that to Them)

by Max Schleicher 23. July 2015 08:18
Cyber Liability Insurance is becoming a standard part of IT risk management. If clients aren't sure about this coverage, here's how you can get them to sign up.
Cyber Liability Insurance is becoming a standard part of IT risk management. If clients aren't sure about this coverage, here's how you can get them to sign up. [More]

End of Windows Server 2003 Support & Your Associated E&O Risks

by Max Schleicher 21. July 2015 07:48
Windows Server 2003 expired on July 14, 2015. IT pros need to cover their data breach liability by warning clients and investing in Professional Liability Insurance.
Windows Server 2003 expired on July 14, 2015. IT pros need to cover their data breach liability by warning clients and investing in Professional Liability Insurance. [More]

Dreading Workers' Comp Payments? Consider the Benefits

by Max Schleicher 16. July 2015 07:57
When should IT businesses hire their first employees? This guide explores the five signs you should hire employees and how to cover them with Workers' Comp.
When should IT businesses hire their first employees? This guide explores the five signs you should hire employees and how to cover them with Workers' Comp. [More]

Pinterest Fixes Security Flaw, Skirts Crafty Hack Attack

by Max Schleicher 14. July 2015 08:24
Pinterest wasn't hacked thanks to the work of its IT staff. Read on to learn how security flaws can lead to lawsuits and how you can protect your company.
Pinterest wasn't hacked thanks to the work of its IT staff. Read on to learn how security flaws can lead to lawsuits and how you can protect your company. [More]

Old Is the New New in Technology Startups

by Max Schleicher 9. July 2015 08:00
Some tech companies and startups are opting to hire employees rather than independent contractors. Learn more about the risks that come with hiring practices.
Some tech companies and startups are opting to hire employees rather than independent contractors. Learn more about the risks that come with hiring practices. [More]

5 Strategies to Help Your Clients Avoid "Embattled" Status

by Max Schleicher 7. July 2015 07:54
Data breaches aren't just an IT issue – they create a huge PR mess. These five strategies can help you protect clients and avoid the cost of E&O lawsuits.
Data breaches aren't just an IT issue – they create a huge PR mess. These five strategies can help you protect clients and avoid the cost of E&O lawsuits. [More]

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