October 08, 2013
With many high profile data breaches hitting the news this year, many business owners are starting to realize the serious risks to them and their clients. Insurers are offering great packages to those looking to offload the risk to an insurance policy and this is an important option as studies have shown that every compromised record can cost the company $200+. Before being approved for Cyber Insurance, underwriters want to ensure that you...
August 14, 2013
With the daily news inundated with reports of stolen credit cards, trade secrets and hacking, it's no wonder companies are starting to take notice. Due to the strict privacy laws already in place in the United States and with many other countries following suit, the effect that a breach can have on a company's bottom line is an important consideration. According to a study released last week from the Ponemon Institute, a research center...
June 28, 2013
Specialty legal expense insurer DAS Canada has just launched a unique contest that will provide five individuals legal representation to pursue their day in court. According to DAS Canada, the average cost of one hour of a lawyer's time can be $360, leaving justice unaffordable for a number of Canadians.
With small businesses and individuals running into unexpected legal situations every day, the "DAS Day in Court" promises to give five...
May 30, 2013
A hot topic over the last month has been the internship program at HootSuite, one of Vancouver’s premier technology companies, and the fact that they may not have been compliant with employment law with their unpaid internship policy. To the company's credit, they have quickly rectified the situation and have certainly acknowledged the issue, which on all accounts was simply an honest mistake. Richard Truman of Miller Thomson...
April 29, 2013
Technology companies often deal with independent contractors in the course of their daily operations. However, did you know that many of these independent contractors may actually be considered employees of the company? A recent post on the British Columbia Employment Advisor blog describes factors that help determine whether an individual is a contractor or an employee:
level of control that an individual has over the job being done
March 08, 2013
As cyber security becomes a more prevalent topic in the media, we are starting to see the U.S. Government take the lead with new executive orders and strategies to help eliminate threats. Recently, due to Congress inaction, President Obama signed an executive order that addressed seven focus areas:
Defense Industrial Base Information Sharing Program Now Open to Other Sectors
NIST to Lead Development of Cybersecurity Framework