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The Toll of Ransomware is Growing

Opening an unknown email, clicking a new link, or accessing a malicious document: it doesn’t take much to fall victim to a cyber attack. There are a variety of attacks that can greatly hurt your company and lead to a loss of finances and sensitive information, but ransomware attacks are increasing in frequency and severity […]

Cybersecurity Due Diligence: Now a best practice in Merger & Acquisition (M&A)

Cooley is an international law firm recognized for its technology practice and experience in multiple practice areas, including Mergers and Acquisition (the firm has handled over 1,000 M&A transactions since 2010). In a recent post on the Cooley M&A website titled Cybersecurity Diligence in M&A Transactions, Cooley partners Andrew Lustig and Randy Sabett  bring clarity to a clear trend in the […]

Leveraging The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) To Improve Corporate Culture and Raise Security Posture

The FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council) is a formal interagency body empowered to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the Office of the Comptroller […]

Tech Companies That Missed the Mark in 2016

From Snapchat Spectacles to virtual reality, 2016 was a year of innovation and growth in the tech industry. However, not every company saw great success, and even the tech giants had some big snafus. Here are some of the most notable tech company failures of the past year. Samsung At the top of the list […]

Could Women-Centered Groups be Sending the Wrong Message?

The disparity between genders in the tech industry has been widely reported on, so it is no surprise that women-centered groups have recently become a popular way for women to break into a field that has been traditionally male-oriented. In many ways, these groups have made it possible for women to gain a foothold in […]

Update on Apache Spot: Tremendous advancement in cybersecurity data analytics and event management capabilities

The trend of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to the mission of cyber defense is one of the most promising activities in the cybersecurity community. The trend towards eliminating data stovepipes to allow analysts to work over all relevant security data is also a very positive movement. Both of those trends are apparent in […]