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Baker Donelson Adds Speakers for Cybercon 2018

Baker Donelson is pleased to announce the addition of Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command, and Ryan Germany, general counsel for the Georgia Secretary of State, to its lineup of speakers for Cybercon 2018. This signature event of Atlanta Cyber Week, which will be held on October 9, 2018, at […]

The Uncertain Future of Cross-Border Data Transfer Mechanisms

By Bill O’Connor and Dawn Maruna Many organizations that transfer data from the European Economic Area (EEA), including the European Union (EU), or Switzerland (which operates as a sovereign nation independent of the EU and EEA) to the United States of America (U.S.) are unaware that several of the cross-border data transfer mechanisms widely in use […]

Building a Cybersecurity Workforce to Meet Today’s Challenges

By Kevin Campbell From ransomware attacks to cyber breaches, Georgia-based companies and municipalities understand all too well why it’s important to maintain a local base of top-notch cybersecurity talent. Cyber threats are growing ever more sophisticated, while there remains a tremendous – and growing – cybersecurity skills gap across the United States. According to recent […]

Cybercon 2018 Keynote: Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi

Baker Donelson is pleased to announce that Jamil Farshchi, Equifax’s Chief Information Security Officer, will be the keynote speaker for Cybercon 2018. This Atlanta Cyber Week signature event will be held on October 9, 2018, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. Cybercon brings together business, academic and government leaders to discuss the continuing evolving […]

Just Like the Flu Shot, Cyber Prevention is No Sure Thing

By Becky Blalock Getting a flu shot doesn’t mean you won’t get the flu. And so it is with cyber breach prevention. Yes, companies and individuals need to be diligent about deploying the latest tools and training to help secure their systems. But let’s face it. For each new technology to prevent a breach, a […]

Fixing Cybersecurity is Our 21st Century Moonshot. Here’s What It Will Take.

As large-scale, high-profile data breaches continue to make headlines, we see organizations step up their response by creating policies, plans and fixes to ward off the next attack. The level of sophistication of these efforts and their efficacy are, of course, variable. The cybersecurity health of individual companies, government agencies and other institutions is only […]

Beyond GDPR: EU’s ePrivacy Regulation to Add New Layer of Data Obligations

By Andy Droke While many have been focused on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Council of the European Union has continued its efforts to finalize the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR), which will replace the current ePrivacy Directive. Although the ePR is still in draft form, U.S.-based companies should begin to understand how […]

Think California’s New Privacy Law Doesn’t Apply to You? Think Again.

By Alex Koskey, CIPP/US California has passed the most rigorous privacy measure in the United States in decades. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), passed recently, continues the trend of providing more control to consumers over their personal information. The CCPA is estimated to impact more than 500,000 businesses inside and outside of […]

SEC and FINRA: Sustained Focus on Cybersecurity and Cryptocurrency in 2018

By Mark Griffin and Matt White Expect to see increased scrutiny and regulatory activity surrounding cybersecurity and cryptocurrency from both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Both have issued guidance outlining their priorities – see the SEC’s here and FINRA’s here – signaling that these key risk […]