Atlanta: A Home for Cybercriminals

As we’ve written before, cybercrime continues to be one of the top risks facing businesses and organizations. It’s also a top priority regulators and prosecutors. The most common form of cybercrime is Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud, an email phishing scheme...

PAYING RANSOM COULD LEAD TO FINES

On October 1, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) issued an Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments announcing that companies that “facilitate” ransom payments on behalf of ransomware victims may be...

HIPAA News: August 2020 Data Breach Report

The online HIPAA Journal has published the statistics for reported breaches of protected health information (PHI) of 500 or more patients occurring during August, 2020, available here.  The total number of such breaches reported was 37, virtually identical to the...

HHS-OCR Issues Fraud Alert

The HHS Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”), which is charged with implementing and overseeing HIPAA, recently alerted providers of a potential scam being perpetrated by postcards falsely purporting to be from OCR.  These postcards were directed to the attention of the...

Don’t Neglect Cybersecurity When Migrating To The Cloud

ven before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses – including small businesses – were in the process of migrating certain of their operations to cloud-based systems.  This trend accelerated significantly following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. A...