Cyber Security and Data Privacy Attorneys Offer Employee Training in Pleasanton and the Surrounding Areas

IT safeguards to protect your clients and your organization

Cyber crimes are on the rise, and every business that uses digital technology is at risk. Not only can a cyber attack shut down your business, subject you to extortion and steal your proprietary data, but an attack can also ruin your company’s reputation and expose it to crushing civil liability. You cannot protect your business with technological solutions alone. Most successful cyber attacks do not penetrate firewalls or decipher passwords, but take advantage of lapses in employee conduct. Untrained employees are vulnerable to various tricks hackers use to gain access. Fortunately, Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation in Pleasanton provides comprehensive training in cyber security and data privacy for employees at all levels. We can teach your workers the best practices for safeguarding data so you can avoid data breaches and their onerous consequences.

Avoiding cyber schemes and complying with data privacy laws

If hackers can access consumer data, especially personally identifying information, they can use it to commit fraud on a grand scale. Some hackers simply want to damage the business by crippling its computer network. Then, there are hackers who seize control of a network until they receive payment from the hostage company. Thus, you must constantly guard against:

  • Malware
  • Phishing
  • Man-in-the-middle (MITM)
  • Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS)
  • SQL injection
  • Zero-day exploit
  • DNS Tunnelling
  • Business Email Compromise (BEC)

Because of cyber threats, Congress has passed numerous consumer privacy laws, placing the burden on companies who store customer data to handle it securely. These laws include:

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 — FERPA ensures the privacy of student educational records and applies to educational agencies that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 — HIPAA requires healthcare providers and related entities to protect patient records.
  • Gramm Leach Bliley Act — GLBA regulates how financial institutions collect, store and use consumer financial data.
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 — FACTA requires businesses that engage in certain consumer financial transactions to recognize the warning signs of identity theft and respond to suspected incidents.

As a business leader, you cannot be confident that your organization is in compliance with these laws unless every employee has received adequate training.

Topics covered in our cyber security and data privacy training

Our training addresses every aspect of cyber security for which employees are responsible, including:

  • Understanding the legal requirements for keeping data safe and private
  • How to identify information that must be protected
  • Common schemes cyber criminals use to breach computer networks
  • Best practices for email, internet and password security
  • Best practices for physically securing data
  • Best practices for treating company-issued computers, tablets and mobile phones
  • How and when to report a potential data breach                                          

After training with one of our knowledgeable employment law attorneys, your staff will know the scope of the threat, their duties and responsibilities under the law and how to fulfill those responsibilities in real-life situations.

Contact our employment law firm in Pleasanton for cyber security training

Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation in Pleasanton provides training in cyber security and data privacy for organizations throughout the Bay Area. To learn more, call us today at 925-468-0400 or contact us online.