Imposter emails targeting businesses today are far more sophisticated than traditional phishing emails or the “Nigerian prince” emails of yesteryear. These new Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks use imposter emails that reflect a deep understanding of people’s roles and messaging patterns within a target organization.
In recent briefings, we have reported on Internet criminals’ behavior with regards to researching their victims’ professional profiles and associations (using LinkedIn recruiter tools, for example) and using these social cues to lure unsuspecting victims into sending money to imposter accounts.
Lawyers have always had a duty to be competent in technology, but the ABA Model Rule put this duty in writing, impacting cybersecurity practices. Twenty states have followed the ABA’s lead and adopted a duty of technological competence, all but requiring encryption.
A 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling seems to cement the notion that one’s electronic footprints and communications are fair game for unfettered search and seizure (i.e.: are not protected by 4th Amendment rights).
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its acquisition of social networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, summarized the acquisition as follows: “We are in pursuit of a common mission centered on empowering people and organizations.”
When it comes to getting a new car, one of the first decisions many consider is whether to buy or lease. Of course, there are pros and cons to either approach. Buying a car means you own it (and perhaps get positive feelings about owning it), and you have more freedom over its use; you […]
With the recent media focus on cybersecurity, whether it is talk of Russian hackers scheming to influence US presidential elections or “Brexit” votes, or the pervasive pressure to comply with HIPAA (healthcare privacy regulations) or other consumer data privacy requirements, “encryption” is one of the solutions that is often introduced.
You show up in court with a US Certified Mail “Green Card” delivery receipt, evidence that supposedly proves you delivered a timely notice. The other party simply stands up and says quizzically, “Sure we got the certified letter, but no one in our office could figure out why we were sent an empty envelope!” And […]
In the summer of 2016, Peak Design was hoping to raise $500,000 for a new line of backpacks when they began their Kickstarter campaign. (It was their 6th Kickstarter campaign.) Consumers were so excited about the new line of bags designed with photographers in mind (but also usable by the rest of us) that they invested […]
This recent article, written by Equities Contributor Destiny A. Lopez, features RPost. The article discusses how the SEC has increased the number of enforcement actions against Registered Investment Advisors (RIA’s). The article also offers some suggestions as to how RIAs can comply with SEC guidelines, including using RMail® Registered Email™ services.
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