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

FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting small business owners in a series of public roundtables across the United States to discuss the most pressing challenges small businesses face in protecting the security of their computers and networks. The Engage, Connect, and Protect Initiative: Small Business and Data Security Roundtables are part of an ongoing … Continue reading FTC Cybersecurity Roundtables with Small Businesses

Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

If your business has taken steps to protect your intellectual property with patents or trademarks, you’ve probably had correspondence or communications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). But some businesses report receiving letters or emails that look to be from the USPTO, but really aren’t. Prince Law Offices, P.C., the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and … Continue reading Is the USPTO really contacting your company? Maybe not.

Someone Stole your Phone?

Identity theft can happen to anyone. Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article based on a true story from one if its fraud investigators who had her phone stolen. She provided tips you can take to protect your digital identity: Smart Phone: Lock your phone. Use at least a 6-digit passcode on … Continue reading Someone Stole your Phone?

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?

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 Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

Following its recent workshop on Ransomware – malicious software that denies access to computer files until the victim pays a ransom – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering tips on how consumers and businesses can protect devices and respond to ransomware. The FTC offers How to defend against ransomware to help consumers. Businesses can … Continue reading FTC Offers Advice on How to Avoid and Respond to Ransomware Attacks

National Consumer Protection Week

Prince Law Offices, P.C. and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — working with more than 100 federal, state and local agencies, consumer groups, and national organizations — will spotlight efforts to protect consumers from fraud, identity theft and other consumer issues during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6-12, 2016. For 18 years, NCPW has … Continue reading National Consumer Protection Week

ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

ASUSTeK Computer, Inc. (ASUS)  has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that critical security flaws in its routers put the home networks of hundreds of thousands of consumers at risk. The administrative complaint also charges that the routers’ insecure “cloud” services led to the compromise of thousands of consumers’ connected storage devices, exposing their … Continue reading ASUS Settles FTC Charges Routers Put Consumers’ Privacy At Risk

Identity Theft Assistance

Identity theft victims can now go online and get a free, personalized identity theft recovery plan as a result of significant enhancements to the Federal Trade Commission’s IdentityTheft.gov website. The new one-stop website is integrated with the FTC’s consumer complaint system, allowing consumers who are victims of identity theft to rapidly file a complaint with … Continue reading Identity Theft Assistance