Is your Cyber Insurance Policy Worth the Paper It’s Printed On?

{Also posted at cyber.pabar.org} Cyber insurance policies are now standard procedure for companies seeking to shift some risk in case of malware attacks and cyber hacks. In a test of the developing cyber insurance industry, Zurich America Insurance Company is reportedly refusing to pay out a $100 million claim from consumer packaged good company Mondelez, which … Continue reading Is your Cyber Insurance Policy Worth the Paper It’s Printed On?

Police Can’t Force You to Unlock Your Phone with Finger or Face, Judge Rules

{Also posted at cyber.pabar.org} On January 10, 2019, a federal magistrate judge limited law enforcement’s requests to utilize biometric features, e.g., finger, facial or iris recognition, to unlock smartphones or computers that may be found at a residence during a search. The ruling came In the Matter of the Search of a Residence in Oakland, California, … Continue reading Police Can’t Force You to Unlock Your Phone with Finger or Face, Judge Rules

This account has been hacked! Change your password right now! – Or has it?

Recently I received an email that many of my clients have also received recently claiming that "This account has been hacked! Change your password right now!" So it is true? No, probably not.  This spam is trying to trick you into giving them your money.  Don't do it. The Spam The email looks like it … Continue reading This account has been hacked! Change your password right now! – Or has it?

Be Wary of Scammers. Who is calling you to fix your computer?

This month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is sending checks to people who paid Troth Solutions for computer repairs and other services they didn't need. Remember to be wary of scammers - Microsoft and other companies will not call you unsolicited to fix your computer. According to an FTC complaint, Troth Solutions pretended to be associated with major … Continue reading Be Wary of Scammers. Who is calling you to fix your computer?

Cybersecurity for small business: Email authentication 101

As a business person, you may know about phishing. At first glance, the email looks like it comes from a recognized company, complete with a familiar logo, slogan, and URL. But it’s really from a cyber crook trying to con you out of account numbers, passwords, or cash. In addition to the serious injury these … Continue reading Cybersecurity for small business: Email authentication 101

NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. so Prince Law Offices has some tips to share. Why is computer security important? Because computers play such critical roles in our lives, and because we input and view so much personally identifiable information (PII) on them, it’s … Continue reading NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

PUC Creates New Office of Cybersecurity Compliance and Oversight

September 20, 2018 the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced the appointment of Michael C. Holko, of Dauphin County, as the Director of the Office of Cybersecurity Compliance and Oversight (OCCO), a new position created by the PUC to direct the Commission’s cybersecurity and regulatory oversight program in helping to ensure that the Commonwealth’s regulated … Continue reading PUC Creates New Office of Cybersecurity Compliance and Oversight

FCC SPEEDS ACCESS TO UTILITY POLES TO PROMOTE BROADBAND, 5G DEPLOYMENT

Access to Poles Must Be Safe, Swift, Predictable, and Affordable WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) promoted broadband deployment and competition by speeding the process and reducing the costs of attaching new network facilities to utility poles. To enable broadband providers to enter new markets and deploy high-speed networks, access to poles must … Continue reading FCC SPEEDS ACCESS TO UTILITY POLES TO PROMOTE BROADBAND, 5G DEPLOYMENT

Report tax identity theft with IdentityTheft.gov

If you’re a tax professional, business owner, or in a human resources department, the FTC and IRS can help you help clients, employees, or other people who discover they’re victims of tax-related identity theft.  Tax-related identity theft happens when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a tax return and claim your … Continue reading Report tax identity theft with IdentityTheft.gov

Investing in Bitcoin – Cryptocurrencies

Clients have been asking me about investing in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently provided some helpful advice.   You do your best to keep up with the latest financial news. You’ve been hearing more about cryptocurrencies and asking yourself “Hmmm.” Of course, it’s not just Bitcoin. There are now hundreds of … Continue reading Investing in Bitcoin – Cryptocurrencies