Category Archives: Cyber

Live Nation & Radio Music License Committee Targeted In Justice Department Antitrust Activity


Justice Department entertainment industry enforcement action to protect ticketholders & competitors highlights new general antitrust enforcement activism Continue reading

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Robocall Law Raises Fines, Tightens Requirements


Robocallers could be fined up to $10,000 and telephone and other voice providers will face more responsibility to identify and stop the burgeoning robocall epidemic under a bill passed by Congress and awaiting President Trump’s signature.  The new rules offer … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Rules Corporation Can’t Deduct Excise Tax Not Paid As Tax Deduction


Federal corporate taxpayers may not deduct as a cost of goods sold expense an excise tax expense that was never actually incurred or paid according the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals just-released ruling in Sunoco, Inc. v. United States, No. 2017-1402 (November 1, 2018). Continue reading

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Protect Your Website & Website Data Against Cybersecurity Threats


US-CERT urges organizations and individuals to tighten website security Continue reading

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IRS Warns About Refund E-Mail Scam


In an April 9 news release, the IRS identifies a new bogus email pretending to be from “IRS Refunds,” and containing a link that connects to a fake page where thieves try to steal personally identifiable information, such as Social … Continue reading

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Secure Devices With Auto-Tracking


Secure devices using mobile tracking. Continue reading

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Check Patriot Act Controls For New FinCEN Rules Targeting North Korea Connected Transactions


Banks and other financial institutions need to review their current USA PATRIOT Act procedures and safeguards in response to an alert and a new final rule relating financial institutions published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement … Continue reading

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Take Your Preventive Medicine


Better planning and management can head off most but not all problems. Sometimes stuff happens even when you do everything right. Either way, better management usually minimizes the damage and makes it easier to clean up the mess. It’s never … Continue reading

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Businesses Must Prepare To Respond For Potential Data Breach To Timely Meet Notice & Other Response Duties


Businesses that experience data breaches affecting customer banking credit card, tax, social security or certain other personal financial or other sensitive information like those reported by like Chipotle, Target, Home Depot and a growing multitude of other businesses generally bear a legal … Continue reading

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