The hacks keep coming. Equifax recently announced a massive hack exposing personal financial information of potentially 143 million Americans – 40% of the American population. The Equifax hack is one of the three worst data breaches in history only surpassed by the Yahoo! data breach involving more than one billion user accounts and the Sony cyber attack in 2014.
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The Outsourcing industry in the Philippines is the fastest growing sector in the country, and it continues to grow with an average annual expansion rate of 20%. Outsourcing is projected to become the country’s biggest source of foreign exchange income in 2017, and the World Bank estimates that the industry could top $50 billion in revenue by 2020.
Notwithstanding these impressive statistics and projections for future growth, the outsourcing industry faces an existential threat. Therefore, it is imperative that companies, which outsource to the Philippines, and companies with outsourcing operations in the Philippines take concrete steps now to mitigate cyber risks.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, nineteen states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation concerning self-driving vehicles.
Hickey Smith Achieves Successful ISO 27001 Information Security Certification for the Third Consecutive Year
PASADENA, CA, July 14, 2017 — Hickey Smith LLP, announced today it has achieved ISO 27001 certification for information security management for the third consecutive year, demonstrating the firm’s unwavering commitment to information security, integrity, and privacy.
Teams work hand-in-hand with Got Agua? to serve three Philippine communities
GUIMARAS, PHILIPPINES – August 21, 2015 – Hickey Smith LLP today announced the completion of additional clean drinking water projects in conjunction with Got Agua?, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide clean, safe, sustainable drinking water to children and their families living in India, Africa and the Philippines. Read More
Recently a number of high profile data breaches have made headlines in the United States and around the world. Hackers have breached multiple major retailers, a movie studio, and even government agencies, obtaining the confidential information of millions of customers and employees. To highlight a few: Read More
Metadata is a word that evokes a visceral reaction among many lawyers. Indeed, a discussion of the various types and locations of “data” alone —along with its sheer volume—can be daunting at times. Adding “meta” to the mix is enough to make some run for cover. But that need not be the case. Lawyers do not have to be technologically savvy to acquire a basic understanding of metadata. The following is intended to provide a brief overview of the basics of metadata for lawyers. Read More
Christian Dodd, Legal Content and Informatics Partner for Hickey Smith, recently spoke on a panel session at the 2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention, held in Boca Raton, Florida. Read More
Christian Dodd, Legal Content and Informatics Partner for Hickey Smith, recently presented at a Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) seminar titled “Electronic Discovery In Your Courtroom,” held in Jacksonville, Florida. The event was well attended by a number of local Judges and Law Clerks.