Data Security

My firm's Client Advisory on Massachusetts Data Security Regulations, Which Took Effect (at long last) on March 1st

My partner Joe Laferrera has been incredibly active in connection with the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations, which took effect on March 1, 2010 after multiple delays (initial deadline was January 1, 2009; second deadline May 1, 2009; third deadline January 1, 2010).

Among other things, Joe has co-chaired the Boston Bar Association Privacy Committee last year and this, and organized what seems like countless programs on the regulations.  He has also spoken to legal and business groups around the country on the topic (example of presentation materials here, and White Paper here).… Read the full article

What a Phish …

by Lee Gesmer on January 18, 2010

A phish I received this weekend.  These are getting better and better (no typos, no foreign language malapropisms), and I can easily see some small percentage of recipients getting “caught” by this phishing expedition.  These links get shut down almost immediately, but I have disabled this link, in the same spirit that I’d be careful with an empty gun.

BOA Phish Read the full article

Recently my partner Joseph Laferrera has given a series of presentations and webinars on the controversial new Massachusetts data security regulations. Information on his upcoming webinar with Ntirety (a database administrator and client of our firm), on April 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., is available at this link.

A copy of the slides Joe is using now (they change often, based on developments), is on scribed.com, here:

The New Standard – Massachusetts’ Sweeping New Data Protection Rules

A white paper written by my partner Joe Laferrera — New Data Security Regulations Have Sweeping Implications For Massachusetts Businesses– is embedded below (using scribd.com). Alternatively, click on the link.

New Data Security Regulations Have Sweeping