NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. You probably weren't aware of that since it shares October with Breast Cancer Awareness and Emotional Wellness Month, but it's very important for businesses to be aware of what hackers are capable of in today's cyber world. Most small to medium businesses don't have the capability or budget to add more IT resources to handle cybersecurity, but it's important that every business understands what could happen if personal information is obtained through a criminal breach. Recently, the PA Supreme Court ruled that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) should be responsible for the data security of their employees and concluded that employers should take "reasonable security measures to protect its workers’ data". At JLG, we are monitoring this case and others like it as courts continue to look at what damages are owed to individuals caught in data breaches. Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information regarding cybersecurity and your business.