Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

As part of its ongoing efforts to help businesses ensure they are taking reasonable steps to protect and secure consumer data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is publishing a series of blog posts using hypothetical examples based on lessons from closed investigations, FTC law enforcement actions, and questions from businesses. These new posts will build … Continue reading Stick with Security: FTC Providing Insights on Data Security Practices

Attorney Franklin Presents at Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference

  Prince Law Offices, P.C. Attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin was pleased to present two sessions at the Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Conference at Bedford Springs this week. Attorney Franklin spoke regarding Title 15 (new Pennsylvania business entity law Act 170) and Virtual Practice technology issues. Mr. Franklin assists entrepreneurs to form new … Continue reading Attorney Franklin Presents at Pennsylvania Bar Association Conference

Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through 16 civil and criminal (yes, criminal) actions announced as part of Operation Tech Trap. Tech support … Continue reading Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

STRENGTHENING THE CYBERSECURITY OF FEDERAL NETWORKS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE President Donald Trump on May 11, 2017 signed an executive order (EO) on cybersecurity that requires agency heads to enhance the security of their networks, systems, and data, as well as requires their adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) cybersecurity risk framework … Continue reading Cybersecurity Strengthened with Executive Order

New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

Attacks can be especially devastating to small businesses; FTC provides information on how businesses can protect themselves At the direction of Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website – ftc.gov/SmallBusiness – with articles, videos, and other information aimed at helping small business owners avoid scams and protect their computers and networks from cyberattacks … Continue reading New FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams and Cyber Attacks

First Step to Starting Your Business

Prince Law Offices, P.C. attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin will be presenting at “First Step to Starting Your Business” in cooperation with the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center. First Step to Starting Your Business (Lancaster, PA) Date:Fri, February 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm Point of Contact: Kutztown SBDC (877) 472-7232 Fee: None Location: 454 … Continue reading First Step to Starting Your Business

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published an updated version of its Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business. A sound data security plan is built on 5 key principles: TAKE STOCK. Know what personal information you have in your files and on your computers. SCALE DOWN. Keep only what you need for your business. … Continue reading Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

FTC Charges D-Link Put Consumers’ Privacy at Risk Due to the Inadequate Security of Its Computer Routers and Cameras

Device-maker’s alleged failures to reasonably secure software created malware risks and other vulnerabilities The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint today against Taiwan-based computer networking equipment manufacturer D-Link Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures taken by the company left its wireless routers and Internet cameras vulnerable to hackers and put … Continue reading FTC Charges D-Link Put Consumers’ Privacy at Risk Due to the Inadequate Security of Its Computer Routers and Cameras

1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked – What You Can Do Now

Yahoo announced that 1 billion of their accounts were hacked. These accounts are now sold by internet criminals to other bad guys which are going to use this information in a variety of ways. For instance, they will send phishing emails claiming you need to change your Yahoo account, looking just like the real ones. … Continue reading 1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked – What You Can Do Now

New NIST Guide Helps Small Businesses Improve Cybersecurity

NIST provides guidance to help small businesses secure their data and information in the new publication, Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals. Small-business owners may think that they are too small to be victims of cyber hackers, but Pat Toth knows otherwise. Toth leads outreach efforts to small businesses on cybersecurity at the National Institute … Continue reading New NIST Guide Helps Small Businesses Improve Cybersecurity