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Special Report: Data Security Tips This Holiday Season

11/21/2017
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In a special edition of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses items to bear in mind during the biggest spending season of the year. Jay's holiday data security tips include taking regular inventory of your expenditures, maintaining good data security hygiene, and taking the time to tie up loose ends before the end of the year.

Duration: 00:05:15


Episode 22: Workplace Data Security: The C-Suite Trio

11/13/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores the emerging C-Suite trio of Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and Chief Information Security Officers in this episode of The Data Report. Jay highlights the importance of understanding the differences between the three and discusses what should be considered when deciding what is sensible for your own company's data security and information management needs.

Duration: 00:05:22


Episode 21: Workplace Data Security (Part II): Employee Negligence

11/7/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses employee negligence related to data security in this episode of The Data Report. He highlights the importance of incorporating good data security hygiene into policy, which in turn reinforces that a company takes data security and privacy issues seriously. By acknowledging the appropriate use of company devices, the scope of access to information, and what employees are expected to do in their use with company information, a company can help educate...

Duration: 00:05:55


Episode 20: Workplace Data Security(Part I): Identifying Red Flags

11/1/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward begins a new module discussing workplace privacy and data security. This episode of The Data Report focuses on best practices for businesses to follow in order to protect their own information, their client's information, and their overall health in the market.

Duration: 00:06:14


Episode 19: International Law (Part IV): Conducting Business in Russia & China

10/24/2017
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In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses two other big players in the international data security scene, Russia and China. Jay begins by discussing Russia's data localization law that requires businesses to house data on Russian citizens in Russia. He also examines China's Cybersecurity Law and touches on how companies doing business with and in these two countries can remain compliant.

Duration: 00:07:09


Episode 18: International Law (Part III): Privacy Shield

10/13/2017
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In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses compliance with the GDPR requirements. Jay examines "Privacy Shield," the agreement between the U.S. and the EU, which allows for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. He discusses what it protects, who should participate, and what could happen if it's overturned by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Duration: 00:07:31


Episode 17: International Law (Part II): What the GDPR Means for American Companies

10/10/2017
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In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward expands his discussion on the GDPR, examining what it means for American companies and how thoughtful steps can be taken when analyzing how to prepare for compliance. Jay discusses the stringent requirements of the GDPR, how they differ from U.S. law, and best practices for avoiding regulatory action because of its global reach.

Duration: 00:06:42


Episode 16: International Law (Part I): The GDPR

10/2/2017
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In this episode, Litigation attorney Jay Ward introduces module five, a four-part series on international law. Jay explores the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), definining what it is, how it applies, why it's important, and considerations for how it can impact your business in the U.S.

Duration: 00:05:08


Episode 15: When It All Goes Wrong (Part IV): Setting the Narrative

9/25/2017
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In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward highlights the importance of setting a strong narrative in the wake of a data breach. Demonstrating internally and externally that there is an understanding of the gravity of the situation and steps are being taken to resolve it not only preserves the confidence and trust of clients, but can also help guard against regulatory enforcement actions. Jay cites successes and failures from past hacking scandals including Wyndham...

Duration: 00:05:33


Special Report: The Exuifax Data Breach (Part II)

9/23/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward studies Equifax's conduct in the aftermath of the data breach in this episode of The Data Report. Jay discusses the company's missteps, including accidentally directing customers to a fake phishing site, and uses examples to highlight the importance of creating an information management protocol before a breach happens.

Duration: 00:05:15


Special Report: The Equifax Data Breach

9/21/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores the massive Equifax data breach which has affected as many as 143 million Americans in this special edition of The Data Report. Jay summarizes what happened, explains the ramifications Equifax could face from the Federal Trade Commission and from private lawsuits, and discusses the lessons to be learned from the breach.

Duration: 00:06:50


Episode 14: When It All Goes Wrong (Part III): Zero Day

8/29/2017
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Once a data breach is discovered there is a limited amount of time to begin assessing, addressing, and eliminating the problem. In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the steps that should be taken in the first 24-48 hours after a breach is uncovered to protect yourself, your clients, and to mitigate the risks of a lawsuits or regulatory enforcement actions.

Duration: 00:06:55


Episode 13: When It All Goes Wrong (Part II): We Are the Weakest Link

8/21/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses how hackers use malicious tools to gain access to your systems in this episode of The Data Report. He explores the differences between phishing and spoofing and highlights how human error is to blame for most data breaches.

Duration: 00:07:28


Episode 12: When It All Goes Wrong (Part I): Malicious Tools

8/15/2017
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The fourth module of The Data Report discusses the nature of data breaches, who might be responsible, what typically happens, what should happen, and what you can do to prepare for a breach. Litigation attorney Jay Ward begins this episode by discussing the types of malicious tools hackers use and the possible motivations behind each.

Duration: 00:06:02


Episode 11: Small Businesses & Start-Ups: Don't Be an Easy Target

8/8/2017
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Attacks against small businesses have dramatically risen over the last few years. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses why small businesses should be concerned in a new episode of The Data Report. Topics of discussion include types of risks to look out for and how information should be protected.

Duration: 00:05:45


Episode 10: Small Businesses & Start-Ups (Part I): Ideas Have Potential, Information Has Value

8/2/2017
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This episode of The Data Report highlights strategies for protecting a small business's assets along every stage of its growth. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the importance of recognizing who your client is, what value your company holds, and where you see your company in the future.

Duration: 00:05:17


Episode 09: Secure Your Data (Part V): Thinking Outside the Box

7/23/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses issues posed by non-computer based information management in this episode of The Data Report. The importance of thinking outside the box and not becoming blind to data security risks outside of the digital sphere are highlighted.

Duration: 00:04:44


Episode 08: Secure Your Data (Part IV): See Something? Do Something

7/17/2017
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This episode of The Data Report explores how to look for and recognize the indicators that can warn you something is amiss with your data security. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the importance of understanding these red flags and acting on them appropriately to mitigate the risk of a breach or an enforcement action.

Duration: 00:04:58


Episode 07: Secure Your Data (Part III): The Importance of Follow-Through

7/9/2017
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Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores the pitfalls of reacting only to current stimuli, such as a hack, versus creating an integrated long-term approach to data security. He relays the importance of creating data security protocols that protect all aspects of a company's information and following through by reviewing and updating these measures often.

Duration: 00:04:49


Episode 06: Secure Your Data (Part II): The Power of Passwords

7/1/2017
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In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the importance of implementing a robust password protocol. A complex password has a powerful effect on how secure your data is, helping to deter any brute force attacks and guarding you from an enforcement action should regulators investigate your security procedures.

Duration: 00:05:25

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