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  • DOH Employee Error Causes Breach of COVID-19 and Other Health Data Affecting Nearly 165,000 Individuals

    In a recent post, we highlighted the need for a privacy and cybersecurity training program, one not solely focused on spotting phishing attempts (although that is quite important as well). A primary reason, quite simply, is that employees continue to be a leading cause of data breaches. This fact was reaffirmed for the Wyoming Department... Continue Reading…
    April 28, 2021
  • DOH Employee Error Causes Breach of COVID-19 and Other Health Data Affecting Nearly 165,000 Individuals

    In a recent post, we highlighted the need for a privacy and cybersecurity training program, one not solely focused on spotting phishing attempts (although that is quite important as well). A primary reason, quite simply, is that employees continue to be a leading cause of data breaches. This fact was reaffirmed for the Wyoming Department...… Continue Reading
    April 28, 2021
  • Florida Moves Forward a Revised Consumer Privacy Bill

    Will Florida be the next state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law? It sure is starting to look like a viable possibility.  With the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) in full effect, and the recent enactment of Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (“CDPA”), there has been a flurry of state privacy legislative proposals since...… Continue Reading
    April 27, 2021
  • Developing a Privacy and Cybersecurity Training Program for Employees

    Increased remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated privacy and cybersecurity concerns, and likely has not changed the finding in Experian’s 2015 Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast: Employees and negligence are the leading cause of security incidents but remain the least reported issue. A more recent state of the industry report...… Continue Reading
    April 20, 2021
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: Setting Up On-Site Programs

    The Biden administration has called for all people at least 18 to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, 2021. Most states have already done so. A BenefitsPro article cites a 2017 survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that found almost 60 percent of employers offer on-site flu vaccinations. Naturally, with expanding availability of COVID-19... Continue Reading…
    April 14, 2021
  • DOL Issues Cybersecurity Best Practices for ERISA Covered Retirement Plans

    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued much anticipated cybersecurity guidance for employee retirement plans. This comes more than four and a half years after the ERISA Advisory Council, a 15-member body appointed by the Secretary of Labor to provide guidance on employee benefit plans, shared with the federal Department of...… Continue Reading
    April 14, 2021
  • DOL Issues Cybersecurity Best Practices for ERISA Covered Retirement Plans

    Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued much anticipated cybersecurity guidance for employee retirement plans. This comes more than four and a half years after the ERISA Advisory Council, a 15-member body appointed by the Secretary of Labor to provide guidance on employee benefit plans, shared with the federal Department of...… Continue Reading
    April 14, 2021
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: Setting Up On-Site Programs

    The Biden administration has called for all people at least 18 to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, 2021. Most states have already done so. A BenefitsPro article cites a 2017 survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) that found almost 60 percent of employers offer on-site flu vaccinations. Naturally, with expanding availability of COVID-19... Continue Reading
    April 14, 2021
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: Setting Up An On-site Program

    The Biden administration reportedly has called for all people at least 18 to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, 2021, two weeks earlier than its prior goal of May 1, and less than a week away. Most states have already done so. Without the barriers created by state-by-state priority rules, the rate...… Continue Reading
    April 13, 2021
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: Setting Up An On-site Program

    The Biden administration reportedly has called for all people at least 18 to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by April 19, 2021, two weeks earlier than its prior goal of May 1, and less than a week away. Most states have already done so. Without the barriers created by state-by-state priority rules, the rate...… Continue Reading
    April 13, 2021

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