There are many side effects of dealing with COVID-19 for a business. Handling data security is one of them. Many businesses found the urgent need to place their employees offsite which required older equipment or personal equipment to be put to use and raised the risk of data security issues. This white paper reviews one case that serves as an example for the use of such devices and a lack of proper data security and discusses the importance of ensuring the encryption of workplace data.
Joshua A. Mooney is a partner at White and Williams LLP. As the Co-Chair of the firm’s Cyber Law and Data Protection Group, Joshua Mooney advises clients on cyber risks and the complex patchwork of state and federal law on data privacy and security, including HIPAA, GLBA, New York’s cyber regulations, state data breach notification laws, and the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Josh helps companies assess and implement cybersecurity programs geared to preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of client data. He guides clients through investigations and responses to cybersecurity incidents, including data breaches. Josh serves as an editor of a working group of X9, an ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, to develop a universal standard for data protection and data breach notification in the financial services industry. He also advises clients on threat sharing against cyberattacks under GDPR.