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The Future of Intrusion Detection

In 2013, networks had to contend with 80 million malware threats. In 2014, the number of new threats rose to 140 million. Furthermore, as recent attacks by hacker organizations Equation Group and Carbanak demonstrate, the new influx of malware is as undetectable as ever. Clearly, the proliferation of cyber threats shows no sign of abating, and strongholds of sensitive data must contend with them. Given the exponential growth of intelligent malware, this is a difficult task, but not impossible. The …

Capsicum Group, LLC Welcomes Bill Smead, Pam King and Maritza Chang

Capsicum Group is proud to announce the recent hire of Senior Consultants Bill Smead, Pam King and Maritza Chang. The addition of Smead, King and Chang to the team propels Capsicum Group, LLC further towards the cutting edge of solving high-tech issues for its clients.  Properly presented digital evidence is irrefutable, and in some cases, digital evidence may be the only existing evidence. Capsicum’s computer forensics team is experienced in all areas of digital forensics and investigations, and has recovered …

What The OPM Hack Means for Data Security and Privacy

Last month, reports flooded in that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a federal agency that (amongst other things) manages the data of millions of government workers, had been hacked sometime in May of this year. It was one of the largest reported government data breaches in history, though by no means the first for the federal government or even the OPM. More disturbing is the fact that the breach—suspected to be the work of hackers based in China—may have …

Cybersecurity and Related Legal Trends – A Successful CLE

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. presented alongside Montgomery McCracken’s Michael Hayes and David Brown for a CLE on Cybersecurity and Related Legal Trends. The vibrant discussion centered on cyberattacks and why they are such a hot issue; how to guide your clients through a data breach; the landscape of existing federal and state laws you must consider in connection with cybersecurity and the potential impact of pending federal legislation on your cybersecurity and data breach notification responsibilities; recent federal cybersecurity enforcement …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber Esq. Writes for Legal Intelligencer Cybersecurity Supplement

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Cybersecurity Threat-Sharing in the Legal Community”. The original article is available here. The White House and Congress have been rushing to determine how to best handle the cybersecurity risks that have been growing at an increasing rate around the United States and the world. Each new hack, malware, virus, phishing attack, network flaw and cyberincident adds to the flame that has been intensifying and forcing a clear legislative response. …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. Presents for Temple Law Alumni Association

On June 8, Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. spoke for a large group of Temple Law Alumni for the Temple Law Alumni Association’s Annual Membership Meeting. Leeza spoke alongside Duncan Hollis (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Temple Law) and Jeffrey Vagle (Law School Professor at the University of Pennsylvania) regarding cybersecurity issues that law firms face for a CLE presentation entitled “Cybersecurity 101: Protect Your Practice Against Hack Attacks.” The Temple Law Alumni Association held the meeting at Blank Rome …

Capsicum Commentary Featured in The New Jersey Law Journal

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. was quoted in David Gialanella’s article in The New Jersey Law Journal: “Universities ‘Peculiar Creatures’ in Cybersecurity World.” In discussing cyberattacks and DDOS attacks on universities, Leeza commented that: “It makes me think of a nation-state versus some kid in his basement just trying to cause damage,” said Leeza Garber, corporate counsel and director of business development at technology consultancy Capsicum Group in Philadelphia, which got its start as the technology arm of law firm Pepper …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber Authors Legal Intelligencer Article re: Firm Tech Issues

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Clinton’s Private Email Server Highlights Firm Tech Issues”. The original article is available here. Another development recently surfaced in the Hillary Rodham Clinton private email server controversy. The former secretary of state, who used a private email server located at her personal home in Chappaqua, New York, to conduct official government business, apparently wiped the server clean. The Clinton team also refused to turn the server over to an …

Computer Forensics and Social Media – Another Successful CLE

Capsicum’s Sandy Goldstein and Hillary Hames conducted a CLE in Fort Lauderdale on April 1, 2015 entitled “Computer Forensics and Social Media”. The session was presented to a team of insurance defense attorneys and addressed data security, electronic discovery utilizing social media platforms, what types of private information can be found on the Internet and other public places as well as an introduction to computer forensic methods. This topic is one in a series of CLEs that Capsicum offers on …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber Authors Article For The Legal Intelligencer

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber authored an article in The Legal Intelligencer entitled “Suiting Up Against Net Neutrality: Legal Aftershock of FCC Vote”. The original article is available here. “Net neutrality” is the buzzword of early 2015. The principle of net neutrality is simply that Internet service providers should treat all traffic on their networks equally. The Feb. 26 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on Internet service, in addition to the FCC’s release of the actual 400-page text of the rules Thursday, …