What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?

Here is one of the questions we get asked most often: “Ok, so we’ve had a real data breach and you say we have clear notification obligations, what can happen if we just ignore it and pretend it never happened — that is, we just don’t notify?” Unfortunately, this question is oftentimes coupled with this … Continue reading What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?

With ransomware attacks increasing, cyber insurance now seen as a necessity, not a luxury (publication)

Many thanks to Security Magazine for publishing my recent article With ransomware attacks increasing, cyber insurance now seen as a necessity, not a luxury In reality, there is no “secure” — even when the best security measures are taken. When hackers want to get in and disrupt a business, they will. Companies must be resilient, … Continue reading With ransomware attacks increasing, cyber insurance now seen as a necessity, not a luxury (publication)

Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal’s 2019 year-end Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Texas' New Data Breach Notification Requirements effective January 1, 2020Whether website scraping allegations are sufficient to invoke Texas and federal "hacking" lawsWhether viewing pictures on another's cellphone violates Texas "hacking" lawCyber Insurance -- why … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

Cyber Insurance Becoming a Necessity, No Longer a Luxury for Prepared Companies (publication)

Many thanks to CPO Magazine for publishing my recent article Cyber Insurance Becoming a Necessity, No Longer a Luxury for Prepared Companies. In reality, there is no “secure” — even when the best security measures are taken. When hackers want to get in and disrupt a business, they will. Companies must be resilient, and the … Continue reading Cyber Insurance Becoming a Necessity, No Longer a Luxury for Prepared Companies (publication)

Think Your Company is Too Pretty To Be Hit With A Ransomware Attack? Think Again.

Ask beauty-brand Avon, which was hit with a ransomware attack on June 8 that shut down some of its operations for over a week: A source tracking the incident has told ZDNet today that the Avon incident is a ransomware attack carried out by the DopplePaymer gang. Avon recovering after mysterious cyber-security incident