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Are you fully protected? On the cyber front, Offit Kurman has your back

This October, Offit Kurman is commemorating National Cyber Security Awareness Month with a host of cyber-related events and resources for businesses and entrepreneurs culminating with CyberMaryland on Wednesday October 29 through Thursday October 30. Please stop by Booth 207 at CyberMaryland to see how Offit Kurman has your back on the cyber front.

Events

CyberMaryland 2014 Offit Kurman Panelist

 Offit Kurman booth #207 at CyberMaryland

Offit Kurman booth #207 at CyberMaryland at the Baltimore Convention Center

Please join Offit Kurman attorney Edward J. Tolchin who will appear at the CyberMaryland 2014 Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center, October 29th and 30th. Mr. Tolchin will be a panelist for a session titled “Penetrating the Government Cyber Market—Local, State, & Federal,” With no end in sight to cyber attacks, the market for cyber companies will be increasingly attractive, as long as you understand the market and applicable U.S. laws. These sessions are perfect for executives, compliance officers, business development professionals, and entrepreneurs. Click here for more information and to register for CyberMaryland 2014.

Articles

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Michael Mercurio

Cyber Deals Deconstructed: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cybersecurity Mergers & Acquisitions These days, no company, no matter how large, is safe from cyberattacks. Target, Google, Facebook, and—more recently—Chase, Staples, and AT&T have each endured painful breaches of customer data. At the same time, an influx of deals is shaking up the cybersecurity industry. Offit Kurman Business Law and Transactions Chair Michael Mercurio looks at how these events relate, and what the current cyber landscape means for buyers and sellers, in his recent article for United States Cybersecurity Magazine.

Cybersecurity for the Non-Cyber Company Even without a robust data protection framework, every company can take practical steps to protect itself in the cyber landscape.

Impending U.S. Standards For Cybersecurity This past February, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued Version 1.0 of its “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” While this program is not mandatory, and its applicability and outcomes will vary among organizations who use it, the NIST framework “will likely become the civil liability standard in the U.S.” for cyber protection, says Cybersecurity Principal attorney. Read what he makes of the NIST framework and last year’s Executive Order on cybersecurity here.

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Edward Tolchin

Social Media Policy and Cybersecurity Business owners should not take their corporate social media policies lightly, warns government contracting and Cybersecurity principal Edward Tolchin. The wrong information made public, even on a seemingly innocuous site like Twitter or LinkedIn, can have dire consequences—including exposure of business secrets or personal details. Make sure to read through Mr. Tolchin’s basic principles for a social media policy and enforcement program, in this article on the subject.

Interviews

A Conversation with Chris Fedde, President, Hexis Cyber Solutions What is the surest way to compromise your company’s data? Human intervention, says Chris Fedde, president of Hexis Cyber Solutions. Earlier this year, we conducted an interview Mr. Fedde about his company, his leadership style, his unique approach to battling cyber threats, and what he does to relax. Check out the full article on Citybizlist Baltimore.

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