blogging beyond

We have a lot of opinions and ideas—and we are not shy about sharing them. Here, you will find fresh content from the Sequel team and guest bloggers about the latest legal, Internet, technology and market developments and trends. Have an idea for a future topic to be addressed and discussed in our blog? Please contact us at info@sequeltechlaw.com with your idea.

Posted by Sequel on October 19, 2016
Topic: blogs
Tags: Dell One Identity Solutions, European Union, GDPR, GDPR compliance, General Data Protection Regulation

A Call for Clients To Get Educated on GDPR

A new Dell One Identity Solutions study reveals more than 80 percent of businesses outside of the European Union say they know close to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May of 2018. Only three percent of IT and business professionals actually have a working plan of action in […]

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Posted by Sequel on September 30, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: cyber defense, cyber security, Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission, Financial Times, FTC

An Agnostic View on Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken an agnostic view towards cyber security as of late. The FTC’s chairwoman Edith Ramirez has called for a “culture of security” whereby she encourages companies and start-ups to make the appropriate investment for security when they first conceive a product. However, there is a distinct disconnect between the […]

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Posted by Sequel on September 4, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: advanced skills, Computerworld, cybersecurity, hands-on experience, Ira Winkler, Security, Sequel

The Importance of Employee Training: Hands-On Experience vs. Advanced Skills

Advanced skills are not necessary to penetrate totally woeful security arrangements. Many government contractors, military and intelligence agencies and other companies are not eyeing people with cybersecurity degrees. Rather, hands-on work experience is becoming increasingly valuable within the computer profession. They first identify people with natural ability and related technical skills, and then introduce them […]

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Posted by Sequel on September 3, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: Belkin N600 DB, Carnegie Mellon University, CERT Coordination Center, Computerworld, data protection, DNS, Domain Name System, hackers, LAN network, passwords, routers, Sequel, Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Routers: A New Avenue for Hackers To Attack

Wi-Fi routers appear to be another avenue for hackers to strike. As Sequel has said before, often times it is the office hardware people overlook that can pose real danger to a company. Computerworld has reported the popular Belkin N600 DB router has several vulnerabilities unauthenticated hackers could exploit. The CERT Coordination Center at Carnegie […]

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Posted by Sequel on August 26, 2015
Topic: blogs
Tags: Bloomberg BNA, Computerworld, customer data, cyber security, data breaches, Edith Ramirez, FTC, Sequel, Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Wall Street Journal, Wyndham Worldwide Corp.

What Are the Federal Government’s Standards for Cyber Security?

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can now take action against companies failing to protect customer data, according to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The important point to note about this headline is that the federal government has not set actual standards for cyber security. Therefore, it […]

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