National Cyber Security Awareness Month begins this week. Each October, the Department of Homeland Security kicks off a national public awareness campaign that encourages businesses and individuals to take steps to protect themselves from cyber threats. 

We are observing National Cyber Security Awareness Month throughout the fall season in an effort to spread the word about cyber risk. First, we have created a new Cyber Security Month page on our website that gathers together information about cyber risk and best practices for mitigation of that risk. You can access the page by clicking here.  

In addition, we are participating in a series of events to help educate our clients, as well as other businesses and entities of all types and sizes, on becoming cyber smart, especially in light of the growing legal risk arising from a cyber-attack.  F. Paul Greene, Partner and Chair of the Privacy & Data Security Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery, as well as other members of the HSE team, will be joining industry experts to discuss vital topics at these timely and informative events.

Cyber Security Fall Events:

Find out more information about each cyber security event by clicking the links below -

Rochester Security Summit: Managing Cyber Risk from a Legal Perspective - October 5 & 6, 2016
NYAASC Fall 2016 Conference: Breaches in HIPAA - Breach Obligations Under HIPAA and Beyond - October 7, 2016
Life’s a Breach: Cyber Security Luncheon - October 19, 2016
Turnaround Management Association Meeting: Compliance Issues & Risks in Turnaround - October 20, 2016
Rochester Automobile Dealers Association Controller Serie: Top 10 Cyber Concerns for a Dealership - October 20, 2016 (RADA members only)
Davie Kaplan Annual Tax Planning Symposium - Cyber Security:  November 10, 2016
TAG Solutions Regional Cyber Security Luncheons - November 2016

Other Recent HSE Cyber Events Include:

FBI Symposium: Cyber Security and Your Business - September 27, 2016
NFCCA Cybersecurity Update - September 21, 2016
Building Blocks of Security - September 13, 2016
Cyber Security 2016, Corporate LiveWire Virtual Roundtable, June 23, 2016
2016 Upstate New York Regional Cybersecurity Forum, June 14, 2016

For more information about our Privacy and Data Security practice click here.