Category: Cybersecurity

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Look Ahead: 2016 Legal Trends

January 8, 2016

  While global markets can be unpredictable, we have assembled some key legal trends that may help you prepare for what lies ahead in 2016.  ​​​​   Anti-Spam   Capital Markets  ​ China    Commercial Real Estate Cybersecurity Employment & Labour Financial Services Regulatory Intellectual Property International Trade   Litigation & Dispute Resolution   Mergers & Acquisitions   Oil &…

Cybersecurity and Breach Response Update from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and Counsel

November 16, 2015

As cybersecurity month concludes, cyber-attacks, data breaches and privacy concerns continue to be a hot topic and a key concern for both private- and public-sector organizations. The risks associated with cyber-attacks and data breaches are growing in Canada and internationally, and the costs associated with an organization preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from such an incident can be considerable….

Cybersecurity Risks: Directors and Officers Should Stop, Collaborate and Listen

October 19, 2015

The risks associated with cyber-attacks and data breaches are growing in Canada and internationally and the costs associated with an organization preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from such an incident can be considerable. The Ponemon Institute’s May 2015 “2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Canada”, its inaugural report on actual data breaches of Canadian companies, found the average cost…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect Your Business

October 5, 2015

Cyber-attacks can have devastating financial and reputational effects on any business. Ponemon Institute LLC’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Canada indicates that the average cost of a data breach in Canada is C$5.32-million. As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we are featuring a series of relevant content for your business and legal needs on Blakes Business Class. Attached is…

Hacked: Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach

September 22, 2015

Data breaches now represent significant litigation risks. Here are some important steps to take when your company falls victim. Cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind concern for senior C-suite executives — and it’s no surprise why, as recent data breaches against some major organizations have gained significant profile. Thus, senior executives and risk managers need to not only focus on preventing a…

Leading the Defence: Practical Strategies and Legal Considerations for Effective Cybersecurity and Data Breach Incident Response Planning – Part 2

April 9, 2015

Part II – Post-Breach Best Practices It is estimated that $9 trillion to $21 trillion of economic-value creation, worldwide, depends on the robustness of cybersecurity over the next five to seven years. – McKinsey & Company, 2014 Two-Part Seminar for General Counsel and Senior Business Leaders Headlines of recent cyber-attacks and data breaches involving confidential financial and customer information, intellectual…

Leading the Defence: Practical Strategies and Legal Considerations for Effective Cybersecurity and Data Breach Incident Response Planning – Part 1

March 31, 2015

Part I – Pre-Breach Readiness It is estimated that $9 trillion to $21 trillion of economic-value creation, worldwide, depends on the robustness of cybersecurity over the next five to seven years. -McKinsey & Company, 2014 Two-Part Seminar for General Counsel and Senior Business Leaders Headlines of recent cyber-attacks and data breaches involving confidential financial and customer information, intellectual property, and…

Payment Cards and Systems

October 23, 2014

From anti-money-laundering compliance to cybersecurity, risk assessment to privacy, Canada’s payment industry is constantly evolving. Increased focus by the regulators and legislative changes affecting the development, design, marketing and distribution of products and ongoing services are some of the challenges facing you in the market today. We are pleased to invite you to attend this seminar featuring Blakes lawyers who…

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