By now everyone has now heard of — and likely used — Zoom for staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. In what may have been a brilliant strategy to gain market share during adverse times, Zoom offered its videoconferencing service for free to schools, organizations, businesses, and individuals as a means of staying connected while … Continue reading Understanding the Cyber and Privacy Risks of Zoom and Tips For Using It More Securely
When has society ever moved forward, technologically speaking, and then gone back to the old ways of doing things? Think about the long term impact all of these closings and remote work / school / etc are going to have on our society. Many companies have had long-term plans to implement these things but now … Continue reading How will the #COVID19 #coronavirus #coronapocolypse impact the future of how we do life?
The coronavirus is an epidemic in the world today. Ransomware is an epidemic in the cyber world today. We are told that, if we start using better personal hygiene -- like washing our hands -- we can help minimize the risk of the nasty coronavirus. If nothing else positive comes from this epidemic, hopefully, the … Continue reading Is ransomware the coronavirus of the cyber world?
This morning I am in Austin, TX about to speak to a room full of business lawyers about the importance of understanding and managing third party cyber risk and the role that contracts have in this process. I recognize that they are not aspiring to be cyber or privacy lawyers and have plenty to keep … Continue reading Explaining Third Party Cyber Risk and the Role of Contracts to Business Lawyers
If you are a healthcare provider, you need to prepare yourself now for the new reality that, when hackers get into your network, they will contact your patients to put pressure on you to pay their ransom demands — usually after they have encrypted your network. Here is an example from a recent case that … Continue reading Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?