Mergers and acquisition (M&A) activities pose major document protection challenges for all parties involved. Leaked or stolen data has caused bidding wars, broken deals, cost millions of dollars in damages, and ruined reputations. How can M&A teams ensure maximum document security without impeding productivity?
In its Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity on May 12th, the Biden administration mandated major improvements to how federal agencies protect their networks and data. How does this affect companies that do business with the federal government (or plan to) and their suppliers and contractors?
Did you know April 26th is World IP Day? It was designated by the member states of WIPO, the IP forum of the United Nations, to increase the general understanding of intellectual property and how it enables technological innovation.
Let’s celebrate with a roundup post. Perhaps you enjoyed the recent discussion on this blog with GE Gas Power cybersecurity researchers Hillary Fehr and Chris Babie of the challenges involved with protecting IP in manufacturing? Or the insights shared by Markus Fischer, VP Engineering at ZF Group’s Active Safety Systems division, into IP theft and IP protection of CAD files in the automotive industry?
We know we did. For this World IP Day post, we asked more IP protection thought leaders what they think the biggest challenge is for manufacturers battling IP theft. Read their responses below:
Bill Blake, Senior Vice President and CCO (Chief Customer Officer) of Fasoo, moderated a panel discussion on Cybersecurity on September 13, 2017 at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester, NY. The event entitled Cyber Security & Your Company – What You Need to Know Now featured industry leaders and experts from The Bonadio Group, Fasoo, Lawley, and Harter Secrest & Emery LLP discuss how, when, and why to plan for a cyber attack.
The event was part of a continuing dialog with organizations on the needs for stricter cybersecurity controls in the wake of the ever growing threat of data breaches and threats to business operations. Recent data breaches at Equifax, Verizon and others show that any organization is vulnerable to external attacks or insider threats. Regulations and legislation, such as the New York NYDFS 23 NYCRR 500 cybersecurity regulations and GDPR in Europe, are causing businesses to improve their security posture to protect business and customer information.
The first of the NYDFS 23 NYCRR 500 roadshow events in Rochester, NY on May 16, 2017 was a great success as numerous people from local financial services companies participated in a great forum to help organizations understand how to meet the new cybersecurity regulations that went into effect on March 1, 2017.
The event was held at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in Rochester and started what will be a continuing series of forums to assist entities regulated by the New York Division of Financial Services (NYDFS) comply with a strict and wide-ranging group of regulations.
On March 1, 2017 new sweeping cybersecurity regulations from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) took effect. The NYDFS 23 NYCRR 500 regulations affect thousands of regulated financial institutions that do business in New York as well as thousands of Third Party Service Providers that support those financial institutions, world-wide. The regulations add to the complexity that financial institutions already face in developing and implementing their comprehensive information security programs. They also bring with them challenges and uncertainty as organizations implement new tools and practices designed to protect customer and company information.
In response to this sea-change, Fasoo is sponsoring a roadshow across three major markets in New York (Rochester, Buffalo and NY city) to help affected organizations comply with the new regulations. The highlight of the roadshow will be a keynote by Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon Institute reviewing a study sponsored by Fasoo to gauge industry readiness and reaction to the new regulations.
Fasoo, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance, New Jersey Technology Council and Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting “Closing the Threat Gap: Executive Perspectives on the Cybersecurity Landscape” featuring Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman of the Ponemon Institute, and Mark Lobel, US and Global TICE Cybersecurity Leader at PwC. The event is at the Babbio Center, Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on October 26, 2016 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.