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The Rising Costs of Data Breaches

Data breaches are becoming increasingly problematic for companies - not only are they becoming more common, they are also becoming more costly. IBM Security and Ponemon Institute released a study this month that estimates the cost of the average data breach is now at $4 million, a 29% increase from 2013. The consequences of a data breach vary dramatically among different industries, with regulated industries facing the highest costs. Healthcare organizations lose an average of $355 per stolen record while the cost to the average public sector company is only $80. 

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Cyberbreach - Sometimes It's an Inside Job

Earlier this week, the Globe & Mail reported that four individuals, who were charged in connection with the theft and sale of maternity patient records from Rouge Valley Health System hospitals, pleaded guilty.  The stolen records were used to solicit sales of RESPs to new mothers.

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Bernice Karn Discusses PIPEDA Amendments - Including Data Breach Guidlines - with ITWorld

Bernice Karn has been quoted in the article "PIPEDA Changes Should Prompt Improved Security Stances and Roadmap Creation" published by ITWorld.

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What is Cybersecurity Law, Really?

Cybersecurity is everywhere these days. People are talking about it in business circles, in legal circles, in technology circles and at all points in between.  Scores of articles abound dispensing advice about best practices for IT security management. You are reading this blog possibly because you are worried about cybersecurity and the legal ramifications of a cyber breach – but what does that really mean?  We are here to cut through the noise.

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Apr 4, 2016
The Rise of Disruptive Cyber Attacks (by Mandiant)

Over the past year, Mandiant responded to incidents where attackers destroyed critical business systems, leaked confidential data, held companies for ransom, and taunted executives. Some attackers were motivated by money, some claimed to be retaliating for political purposes, and others simply wanted to cause embarrassment. 

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Mar 3, 2016
Article by Marlon Hylton Published by Connections+ Magazine

Marlon Hylton's article titled "Role of ICT Professional Critical in Countering Cyber Threats" has been published by Connections+, the magazine for ICT professionals.

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Cassels Brock Lawyers Author Article in National Post on the State of Cyber-Readiness in Canada

An opinion piece on the importance of cyber security ("It's Time to Beef Up Our Cyber Defences") written by Marlon Hylton and Bernice Karn has been published by the National Post:

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Cassels Brock's Bernice Karn Named "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal

Cassels Brock is pleased to announce that Bernice Karn, a member of Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP’s cybersecurity team has been named a 2015 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal (NLJ).

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