In this session, we discuss best practices for cybersecurity and data privacy, as well as federal and state legal considerations that drive business requirements. Please see the archives for Part 1, which focuses on the most urgent threats to business today, as identified by the FBI.
The news is awash with reports of identity theft. Equifax, Sony, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Anthem and other hacks increasingly dominate the news and even bring our national election into question. We hear of ransomware hitting Merck Pharmaceuticals and our local hospitals. Insiders at Wells Fargo are using our identities to churn accounts for bonuses. Power grids and water supply systems are at risk, and the FBI reports that business email compromise (BEC) is a primary threat to all businesses within the United States. Why is this happening, and what can we do to protect ourselves? Should we even try? What are our legal obligations to our clients and employees? We have become completely reliant upon cutting-edge technologies. We love their convenience but often do not grasp the behavioral and organizational changes these new capabilities require, nor the vulnerabilities they create. Criminals rely on our inertia and procrastination. The good news is that there are some relatively simple and inexpensive steps that everyone can take to greatly enhance security. The first step is to change our mental models. This session will investigate the invisible rise of a cultural meme every bit as relentless and destructive as a hurricane and some relatively simple steps we can all take to better secure ourselves and others we have a duty to protect.
John A. and Tim share their highlights of the “Best of Fusion Collaboration 2017”. Several other Fusion Collaboration presenters and attendees share what they considered the best takeaways from this year’s event.
Succession plans that fail have more to do with a lack of substance than structure. Passing on Wealth without the Wisdom that created it, is wealth wasted. Dennis joins us for a discussion on ways you can work with your clients to preserve more than wealth.
Electronic Wills and Recent Legislative Activity: Yesterday’s Techie Youth Are Now Today’s Testators
In 2013, an Ohio judge admitted to probate a Will written entirely with an electronic stylus pen on a Samsung Galaxy tablet and later signed electronically by the testator and witnesses. In 2017, the concept of an electronic Will or “e-Will” has become a hot topic with the help of a for-profit company seeking to procure favorable legislation in Florida and beyond. Not all agree that electronic will legislation as being proposed is a good idea. Do you? Kyle Gee provides background into the concept of electronic Wills by explaining factors leading to their creation by emerging generations. He also summarizes electronic Will cases from around the world. Kyle shares reasons proponents are pushing for enactment of electronic Will statutes and the concerns raised by those in opposition.