Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Aaron Tantleff recently appeared on Carrier Management’s “Insuring Cyber” podcast to discuss valuable lessons the digital threat landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic taught insurers about digital privacy in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
“If there's ever an opportunity to remind people then this is a good reason, if not for any other reason, to go back and consider things like ensuring that you implement security training for all of your employees or for anyone who works on the system and has access. Implement greater security, things like two-factor authentication, and consider your password policies,” Tantleff said.
“We're going to continue to see an increase in frequency and severity of cyber-attacks, and given the fact that a data breach can close down a hospital, can prevent care, can destroy medical records, can impact the insurer's ability to provide coverage or make records available, to provide timely reimbursement for coverage to people or make coverage decisions to help people, we're seeing that the threat landscape continues to evolve.”
As the impacts from the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision overturning Roe v. Wade continue to evolve, so too do new business and legal implications for companies around the United States. For more information on how to alleviate risk and safeguard your business, please contact a Foley lawyer today.