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Insurers May Not be Able to Avoid Blockchain, Virtual Currencies ‘Sweeping Through Industry’

Virtual currency, such as bitcoin, is an unregulated digital form of currency that can be used as a substitute for legally recognized currency and eliminates the so-called “middle-man,” which includes banks and clearing houses. Learn more.

Securing the Cloud

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in the Winter edition of USA Today Homeland Security regarding increasing efforts to keep data safe in the ‘new normal.’ “Particularly this summer, we’ve seen attackers going further – to extortion, data manipulation, disruption and even destruction,” said Michael. “What is increasingly critical is to respond to the rapidly evolving...

2017 Cybersecurity Litigation Year in Review and Forecasts

Cyber-related litigation continues to be volatile, with 2017 witnessing several momentous developments including rulings on standing, the extent of insurance coverage, the fate of the Fourth Amendment’s third-party doctrine in the digital age, and the emerging standard of care for cybersecurity. At the same time, Europe is seeing its own tectonic shifts in how it handles data,...

NYDFS, GDPR Prompt Focus on Vendor Oversight

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Compliance Reporter article regarding compliance risks being extended to fourth parties. “Landmark regulations from the New York Department of Financial Services and the EU have put a spotlight on risks posed not only by traditional third-party vendors, but also fourth parties with access to company data and customers’...

Two Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Cybersecurity Trailblazers by National Law Journal

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Partner Michael Bahar and Associate Alexander F. L. Sand have been recognized as National Law Journal Cybersecurity Trailblazers for their significant contributions and pioneering work in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy. A group of National Law Journal editors reviewed hundreds of submissions, from which only 25 individuals...

Is Your Firm Cyber Secure?

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Brian Rubin is quoted in this Financial Advisor article regarding the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s creation of its Cyber Unit and how broker-dealers and investment advisors should be on high alert. “I’m aware of exams that are going on by both the SEC and FINRA, and I think it’s just a matter of time before enforcement referrals are made,” said...

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