What’s trending on NP Privacy Partner

July 20, 2017

NP Privacy Partner

Author(s): Eric M. Ferrante, Jill H. Gordon, Jenny L. Holmes, Steven M. Richard

Hospitals are increasingly targeted with ransomware, Petya marks the second global cyberattack in two months, FBI issues privacy warning on smart toys, Ninth Circuit holds that nondisclosure requirements in National Security Letters do not violate the First Amendment and the Internet of Things poses security challenges for businesses. Here’s what’s trending in data privacy and cybersecurity.

Health Care and HIPAA

It’s time for health care entities to heed the ransomware warnings

Hospitals are increasingly targeted with ransomware. Here's a breakdown of what ransomware is, how to avoid it and what to do if your company is attacked.—Jill H. Gordon and Allyson M. Beach

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Malware and credential harvesting: “Petya” worm packs a one-two punch

Within a day of launching, Petya wormed its way into thousands of computers and nearly 70 countries, in the second global cyberattack in two months.—Jenny L. Holmes

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Ninth Circuit approves FBI’s use of National Security Letters with nondisclosure requirement

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that nondisclosure requirements in National Security Letters do not violate the First Amendment.—Eric M. Ferrante

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Consumer Privacy

FBI issues warning on internet-connected toy privacy risks

Smart toys pose privacy and security risks to consumers—Steven M. Maffucci

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The Internet of Things: safeguarding your data

Steven Richard was a guest on RI's NBC affiliate to talk about the risks associated with the Internet of Things and how companies can take precautions to safeguard their data.—Data Privacy Blog Editorial Team

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