Shawn E. Tuma

Why is Healthcare Data So Valuable to Cyber Criminals?

In Data Breach, Privacy on October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Healthcare data is one of the most desirable forms of data for cyber criminals to steal because its value on the cyber black market — the Dark Web — is much higher than most other forms of data. While there are several reasons for this, the recent study Your Life, Repackaged and Resold: The Deep Web Exploitation of Health Sector Breach Victims, concluded

Invitation to the Cyber Future Summit – 10/28/16 at SMU’s Bush Center

In Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Cyber Issues on October 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

I want to invite you to attend the inaugural Cyber Future Summit, being held on Friday, October 28, at the Bush Presidential Library adjacent to the SMU campus in Dallas.

We have a stellar lineup of speakers, including our luncheon Keynote Speaker, 4-Star Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret), who retired from active service after a long and honorable career which included serving as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and Commander – Pacific Fleet, the largest naval command in the world. In addition, Adm. Walsh spent time as a Navy Pilot in the “Blue Angels”, and earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

In addition to Admiral Walsh, there will be a stellar lineup of speakers and panelists that you will NOT want to miss!

The day will begin with a press conference announcing the official launch of the Cyber Future Foundation, as well as keynote addresses, panels presented by future-oriented thought leaders across multiple disciplines, and will conclude with table-top exercises led by the speakers and panelists, as well as leaders from government, industry, and academia. The product of these table-top exercises will result in white papers that will be published and disseminated globally and will guide the agenda for the 2017 Global Cyber Future Summit.

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Video: Cybersecurity Legal Issues – What you really need to know (Shawn Tuma)

In Cybersecurity Law, Data Breach, Media on October 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know at a Cybersecurity Summit sponsored by the Tarleton State University School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies’ Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime and International Criminal Justice. The presentation was on September 13, 2016 at the George Bush Institue. The following are the video and slides from Tuma’s presentation.


Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud, and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.

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