3/17/17

Enlow-Novitsky Quoted in Business News Daily Story Titled “Defend Your Network: Cyberattacks Against Businesses Boomed in 2016”

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Heather Enlow-Novitsky, of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group, was quoted in a Business News Daily article regarding the rise in cyberattacks against businesses. According to the article, ransomware attacks - in which a company's data is held hostage and returned only in exchange for payment- increased 750 percent in 2016. The story also noted that these attacks are becoming more varied and sophisticated.

The story states:

“Some of the impetus for IoT security also falls on manufacturers, whom need to ensure that subsequent generations of IoT devices are more secure than the earlier iterations.

‘Companies that design and manufacture Internet-connected devices cannot overlook basic privacy and cybersecurity procedures and protocols in the rush to roll out new products,’ said Heather Enlow-Novitsky, an attorney in the Columbus office Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease who focuses on privacy and cybersecurity issues. ‘Companies must take steps to protect the privacy and security of data, as customers and regulators expect private information to be secure.’

For the end user, that means recognizing the level of trust required before selecting a particular product. When it comes to IoT, the possibility of additional cyber threats should be top of mind. Still, selecting a secure product is only half the battle; wise cybersecurity practices are, as always, of the utmost importance.”

To read the article, visit the Business News Daily website.