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To pay or not to pay.  That has been the question in relation to ransomware, the pernicious and now ubiquitous attack that locks your systems and files, and demands ransom for the “key” to unlock them.  

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released its guidance on the proliferation of mobile-related threats to network security.  NIST’s recent guidance can be found here:  http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/nistir-8144/nistir8144_draft.pdf.

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Yesterday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) released draft regulations on cybersecurity potentially effecting all entities licensed or permitted by DFS.  The DFS Press release is here:  http://www.dfs.ny.gov/about/press/pr1609131.htm and the draft regulations can be found here:  http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/regulations/proposed/rp500t.pdf.  DFS first announced its intention to issue these regulations in a letter to federal regulators in November 2015, seeking collaboration with the relevant federal authorities.  

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On September 29, 2016 Amy L. Hemenway, Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery, will participate in a breakfast forum titled Overtime Understood at Milos Restaurant in Williamsville. She and Joseph Wutz, a Manager with The Bonadio Group, will discuss the implications of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules for non-profit businesses.

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F. Paul Greene, Partner and Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery, joined the panel for the Building Blocks of Cyber Security event hosted by Innovative Solutions, Logical Operations and Lawley Insurance on September 13, 2016.

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