Are companies required to report instances of viruses and hacks?

Hello Experts - I work for a small architectural firm in NJ and wanted to inquire about the legal issues with viruses and hacks.  If we were to experience a virus infection that caused minor data loss am I required to report this to any federal or state agency?  If so, where could I find information about the details of what needs to be reported and to whom?  I've never heard of this outside of the financial industry but someone in my organizations executive management "heard" that this is something we are required to do.
danbrown_IT ManagerAsked:
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I doubt there is a need for that, if it is, then that would depend on local jurisdiction.

But it can be a good idea to report things before you have cleaned them up, as that could in some cases help the authorities to gain information to catch the crooks. But they'd probably have to look at the PC's that were attacked before they are cleaned, otherwise all the info they can gain is limited to statistics.
danbrown_IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
We've experienced two virus issues here in 2014, both were minor and I was able to take care of the related problems in short order.  I can't imagine that any US state or federal regulatory/law enforcement body would take any interest at all in trying to track down the originator, especially since both appear to have come from the .ru domain.  Really all I want to do is confirm that there is no legal requirement for us to report the issues to anyone, CYA.
Don ThomsonCommented:
Really - it's your network and you cannot be forced to report it


 - if the virus caused your client or employee  confidential information to be stolen from your network, as a professional corporation - you may have signed non-disclosure documents with clients. In a case when the stolen information would have a serious negative impact on one or more clients or employees, it would be in your best interests to report the theft.   Otherwise I think you are probably okay with keeping it in house.

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danbrown_IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Ok, makes sense to me.  Thanks!
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