All Items: Risk Management

  • Employee Password Sharing Can Be Criminal Activity, 9th Circuit Finds

    July 22, 2016

    A divided 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the criminal conviction of a man who accessed his former employer's database to gain proprietary information by using a former co-worker's username and password.

  • Illinois Broadens Data Breach Protections

    June 3, 2016

    Amendments to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) broaden existing categories of protected information and also expand notice requirements in the event of a security breach.

  • New Anti-Trade Secret Theft Law Awaits President's Signature

    April 28, 2016

    Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted unanimously (410-2) to pass a bill - the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 - that would standardize and strengthen businesses' current legal remedies and protections against trade secret theft. The DTSA was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate earlier this month. President Barack Obama is in favor of the measure and is expected to sign it into law.

  • Form W-2 Cybercriminals Target HR and Payroll

    March 1, 2016

    HR and payroll professionals are falling prey to a current phishing scheme that lures them to respond to emails purportedly sent by company executives requesting private employee information, the IRS warned today. The scam tricks those in HR and payroll into emailing private employee data, such as Forms W-2 containing employees' Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and other personally identifiable information to cybercriminals.

  • Workplace Violence Experts Urge Employers to Address Prevention, Training

    December 4, 2015

    Workplace violence experts are urging employers to take steps to address safety and security in the wake of high-profile incidents across the country.

  • IRS Issues Guidance on Tax Treatment of Identity Theft Protection Services

    August 14, 2015

    To help combat the growing problem of identity theft in the US, the IRS has issued guidance on the taxability of identity protection services provided by an employer at no cost to employees whose personal information may have been compromised in a data breach. The IRS is also requesting comments from employers on other related issues.

  • Two Major Data Breaches Affect More than 20 Million People

    July 21, 2015

    Major, recent breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and UCLA Health serve as examples of why an employer should ensure to the best of its ability that it has taken adequate security measures to protect its customers' and employees' personal information.

  • Tennessee Clarifies "Guns in Trunks" Law

    April 21, 2015

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that changes the state's "Guns in Trunks" law.

  • OSHA Updates Guidelines on Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare, Social Services Settings

    April 10, 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its guidelines on preventing workplace violence against healthcare and social service workers.

  • Largest Known Healthcare Breach Affects Nearly 80 Million

    February 6, 2015

    Anthem Inc., the second largest health insurance company in the nation, was recently breached by hackers who gained access to the unencrypted personal information of nearly 80 million members and nonmembers, including the company's president/CEO and employees.

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