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New York Blazes the Trail for Financial Sector Cybersecurity Requirements with 23 NYCRR Part 500

  On February 15, 2018, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) cybersecurity regulation’s first certification of compliance became officially due for all covered entities and licensed persons. New York is the first state in the U.S.A. to compel financial services companies to comply with a variety of cybersecurity standards, thereby leading the cybersecurity charge in the financial sector. The financial industry has constantly been a target for cyber criminals, as financial data (both payment card information and personally …

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’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, …

A Birdseye View of Assisted Review

As we’ve discussed previously, society today is moving faster and faster into a world of complete digital existence, and the amount of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) is growing exponentially, making Predictive Coding the most discussed topic in E-Discovery.  Every legal event like ILTA2013 ( and ACEDS 2013 ( host a number of panels discussing Predictive Coding. Judges are also increasingly seeing the need to weed through the terabytes of data more efficiently, resulting in the emergence of multiple case decisions …