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An incident response plan can lead to a better roadmap for securing cost-effective cyber liability insurance and, consequently, lower costs associated with a data breach.

The adoption of an incident response plan is a major indicator to underwriters that an organization is sophisticated and understands that incidents do occur regularly within firewall perimeters and that the organization has an early detection, containment and eradication plan in place to manage incidents, thus protecting data more effectively.

Early detection minimizes the time
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Law firms are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks. Below is a phishing attack email example. (You can read Diane Reynolds’ blog post on phishing attacks here.) Basically, bad guys want you to open an email and click on a link that provides them access to your computer and our network. There are some simple ways to spot a phishing email.

First, ask yourself why would UPS send you an email to complete a shipment? Never happens.

Second, why
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Northern Kentucky University’s Annual CyberSecurity Symposium
Oct. 9, 2015
NKY Mets Center
Matthew D. Lawless, presenter: “Considering Privacy and Data Security Harms.”

Technology First, 9th Annual Taste of IT Conference
Nov. 18, 2015
Sinclair Ponitz Center, Dayton, Oh
Diane D. Reynolds, panelist and Matthew D. Lawless, panel moderator.
“Cybersecurity Compliance: If it ain’t working for Anthem, Lifelock and Neiman Marcus, What am I Supposed to do for My Company?”

Indiana University Kelley School of Business’ “Indiana
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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys from its Privacy and Data Security group have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America® 2016. Responding to data breaches often requires a multi-faceted response approach, drawing from a broad depth of legal experience. The following Privacy and Data Security attorneys are honored by Best Lawyers®:

  1. Gregory W. Bee
  2. Jackie M. Bennett Jr.
  3. Charles A. Bowers
  4. Beth A. Bryan
  5. David J. Butler
  6. Brian G. Dershaw

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Reynolds_Diane_HiresTaft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Diane D. Reynolds has been named “Lawyer of the Year” – Columbus, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) by Best Lawyers® 2016. “Lawyer of the Year” recognitions are awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

Reynolds has an extensive background in corporate transactional, finance
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Taft Privacy and Data Security attorneys Matthew D. Lawless and Beth A. Bryan will share strategies on how to proactively address downsizing data at the ACC Southwest Ohio CLE program on May 14. The session, “Defensibly Downsizing Your Data: Using Records Retention and Deletion Best Practices to Reduce Your Litigation Costs and Data Security Risks,” will be held at the Taft Center in Cincinnati from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Taft Litigation group chair Russell S. Sayre will welcome the
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Taft partner Bruce J.L. Lowe will welcome attendees to the British-American Business Counsel (“BABC”) annual two-day session on May 13, to be held at the Thomson Reuters headquarters building in Times Square, New York City. The BABC brings members from all chapters from both sides of the Atlantic together once a year at its Annual Transatlantic Business Conference to share business insights and develop new business relationships through a high-level program of panel discussions and business networking. Lowe serves as
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On April 10, Taft partner Sara S. Rorer will speak at the 2015 Annual Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Conference in Dublin, Ohio. She will present “Social Media: Privacy Compliance Challenges for Healthcare Providers” and will focus primarily on HIPAA compliance. The conference runs April 9-10.

About OSRT
The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) is an organization with a Vision of improving the health care of Ohio’s citizens assuring that patients receive excellent medical imaging and radiation therapy care.

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Taft Privacy and Data Security attorneys Brian G. Dershaw and Matthew D. Lawless are teaming with L. Spencer Timmel, member of Hylant Executive Risk Practices, for the March 12 Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Employer Solutions Square Table Series. They will address “How is your Company Handling Cyber Security?” from 8-10 am at the Chamber’s facility at 300 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY.

Dershaw, Lawless and Timmel will facilitate a discussion on cybersecurity issues that are of particular relevance
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