Protecting Against Cybersecurity Threats in the Life Sciences Sector

Experts in cybersecurity agree: If you control valuable assets, including money and/or confidential information, at one point or another, your company will sustain an attack. Life Sciences companies today hold tremendous amounts of important data, and are increasingly falling victim to cyber-crime.  There are more than 1.5 million cyberattacks annually, which comes down to about three […]

Trump and Lieutenants, Their Impact to Directors and Officers

The ABD Team recently hosted The Women’s General Counsel Network (“WGCN”), to discuss the Trump’s Administration effect on companies. The WGCN is an invitation-only group dedicated to supporting its high-achieving members through a peer network. The WGCN sought to understand Trump Administration changes currently in the pipeline from a health care perspective and a director […]

Cyber Trends for 2017

We just finished National Cyber Security Awareness Month. I was fortunate enough to attend CLM’s Cyber Security Summit in New York.  The summit provided information on current and future trends, best practices in utilizing insurance, and some scary reminders that the threats are all around us. Cyber Trends for 2017 Ransomware and phishing scams continue […]

What to do if your social channel is hacked

Social media is practically a marketing utility, an easy, go-to place for customers to connect with the companies they want to do business with. That’s why it’s important to be watchful and ready for a social media cyber attack, which isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. After all, if a social media founder’s […]

Technologies are delivering health data more quickly. What risks should companies be aware of?

Anyone can see that technology is making health care easier and faster. And people are eager to embrace it, as they wear devices that track their vital signs and movements around the clock, and order at-home genetic screening kits to learn about their DNA. On top of that, new advances in non-invasive testing and analysis mean patients can get a diagnosis more quickly than […]

Cyber crime, social engineering fraud and scams are on the rise

In today’s interconnected world, online fraudsters can infiltrate even the best-managed organizations through cyber crime. Also known as social engineering fraud, phishing as well as whaling, these fraudsters pose as vendors, clients or colleagues, gaining the confidence of an employee and instructing him or her to transfer money or securities to fraudulent accounts. Fraudsters are becoming very clever in their tactics […]

Keep your foreign clinical trials on track with the best insurance coverage

Medical research, whether it’s part of developing a pharmaceutical or a medical device, sometimes needs to take place in a faraway country. Most often, companies are seeking the most relevant pool of patients.  As companies prepare for their first-ever overseas trials, few think of this one critical thing until very late in their preparations: Getting the appropriate insurance. Yet, […]