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Tips for Avoiding Hidden Costs in a Cyber Incident Response

When your organization experiences a cyber-attack, you are not alone. The digital age presents more opportunities for hackers to breach information than ever before. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, as of September 30, 2021, the number of publicly reported incidents of compromised data is 17 percent more than the total number of reported breaches during the 2020 fiscal year.

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Tips for Handling a Cyber Incident Review

A cyber security incident is a stressful and frightening event for an organization’s team. When it comes to putting cyber plans in place, organizations need to prepare for the worst-case scenario since it is no longer a matter of if a breach will occur, but when a breach will occur. Not only do policies need to be in place for preventing breaches, it is also helpful and reassuring to have a broad outline of the steps an organization’s counsel will take to analyze and remediate the problems caused by the incident.

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Singapore Makes Significant Changes to Data Privacy Legislation

Countries all over the globe have been changing their data privacy landscape to account for the information protection required in the digital age. Organizations are handling large amounts of personal data gathered from numerous sources. This will only increase as more apps, communication platforms, and websites deploying more targeted advertising emerge. To avoid mishandling of sensitive information and give consumers more control, privacy reform has been trending. Now Singapore has made the list, as major amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) passed in November 2020 and has completely refocused the country’s data privacy priorities.

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Best Practices for Tackling Internal Investigations in the Era of Remote Work

In a time where it seems like everyone is working remote, at least to some degree, it is more challenging to navigate internal investigations. When the pandemic struck, many organizations did not have time to create a comprehensive work from home plan, which put sensitive business data at risk for compromise or accidental deletion. Now, it is clear that increased remote work will ensue, as many industries have realized the cost-saving and productivity benefits of virtual or semi-virtual business models.

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