Breach Causes Firm’s Bankruptcy


The Wall Street Journal has a brief blurb about a California company filing for bankruptcy because the costs of dealing with a breach, or as the Wall Street Journal puts it, “electronic escape” (really?), were prohibitive. For smaller companies, a breach could be devastating¬†and this is a warning to small and medium-sized businesses that rely…

Criminal Enforcement Trend Continues


Federal prosecutors press criminal charges for HIPAA violation after FBI investigation. Look for this trend to slowly gather speed. The widespread belief that enforcement is unlikely and the increase in widely publicized breaches has created a target rich environment for enforcement authorities that they cannot ignore.

Do Something. Anything.


Question: What do you do when a regulatory agency asks you to cooperate with its investigation of you? Question: What do you do when a regulatory agency orders you to comply with the law? Question: What do you do when a regulatory agency serves you with a subpoena? Question: What do you do when you…