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Breach Notification Laws Are Being Enforced

First HIPAA enforcement action for lack of timely breach notification settles for $475,000 In a landmark case, federal regulators have issued a $475,000 financial settlement and corrective action plan for Presence Health regarding its tardy notification for a paper records breach that affected approximately 800 individuals. The Director of the Department of Health and Humans Service's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which enforces HIPAA, noted that companies "need to have a clear policy and procedures in place to respond to [...]

Most recent FTC ruling makes clear – All US Companies are required to implement and monitor an information security program

While HIPAA and PCI compliance are now part of our collective business vernacular, the majority of US companies still remain unaware of national information risk management standards. In specific industries, companies have accepted that they must fulfill the requirements of specific acts. From Critical Infrastructure to Healthcare, these fields now require cybersecurity as a function within their entities' risk management portfolios. Beyond, third-party vendors are required to sign Business Associate Agreements (BAA) that extend the scrutiny to an ever expanding [...]

Layer 8 Security Presents at Rittenhouse Ventures’ Technology Leaders Forum

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kat Jimenez, Sales and Marketing Assistant  kat.jimenez@layer8cybersecurity.com February 9, 2016 - The Navy Yard, Pennsylvania - Layer 8 Security presented at the inaugural Technology Leaders Forum hosted by Rittenhouse Ventures at their headquarters in Philadelphia. Chief Technology Officers and senior leaders within the Rittenhouse Ventures portfolio of companies attended the event to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to technology. Following the theme of the forum, Layer 8 Security spoke about Data Security and covered the following [...]

Cyber Breaches: Four Different Expert Perspectives

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Kat Jimenez, Sales and Marketing Assistant kat.jimenez@layer8cybersecurity.com May 15, 2015  Exton, Pennsylvania – The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technology (PACT) hosted How will you respond to a Cyber Attack: Observe Incident Response Plans in Action, the final cybersecurity seminar in a three part series, featuring Broadpath PR, Cozen O'Connor, Layer 8 Security, and Morris Risk Management on May 7, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott West. One of the panel members, Kevin Hyde, from Layer 8 Security, reflected [...]