Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?

Why is the FBI warning about smart TV cybersecurity? Because a smart TV is a computer -- it is just built into a really large monitor -- and it should be secured like a computer because hackers can hack it just like any other computer. (See FBI Warning)Listen to Shawn Tuma discuss this issue on … Continue reading Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?

Sharing the Load: What are Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and General Counsel Doing in Real Life to Divide Up Roles and Responsibilities? (conference panel discussion)

Business leaders are beginning to understand that cyber is not just an IT issue, a legal issue, or any other silo-ed issue, but that it is an overall business risk issue and that makes managing cyber risk a team sport. This week I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion that was titled "Sharing … Continue reading Sharing the Load: What are Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and General Counsel Doing in Real Life to Divide Up Roles and Responsibilities? (conference panel discussion)

Making Sure It’s Covered: Cyber Insurance — What are the Practical Things In-House and Outside Attorneys Need to Know? (conference panel discussion)

Cyber insurance is a hot topic among many but unfortunately, far too many companies are not getting any cyber coverage or are not getting the coverage they need for their risks. This week I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion targeted for in-house counsel that was titled "Making Sure It's Covered: Cyber Insurance … Continue reading Making Sure It’s Covered: Cyber Insurance — What are the Practical Things In-House and Outside Attorneys Need to Know? (conference panel discussion)

Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]

The Texas local governments attack seems to me to be more akin to the trend we have been seeing in 2019 with attackers targeting one MSP and then using that access and the MSP’s tools to attack / encrypt the MSP’s individual clients. If I’m not mistaken (and, I could be), the Texas DIR often … Continue reading Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]

***URGENT*** MEMO TO “THE IT GUY” RE: RANSOMWARE

***urgent memorandum*** TO: The "IT Guy" FROM: Shawn Tuma SUBJECT: Your clients affected by ransomware STOP OVERWRITING / WIPING / DELETING OR OTHERWISE DESTROYING YOUR CLIENTS' DATA WHEN THEY ARE AFFECTED BY RANSOMWARE!!! PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP!!! JUST STOP IT!!! Seriously, everyone understands that ransomware is scary stuff and when … Continue reading ***URGENT*** MEMO TO “THE IT GUY” RE: RANSOMWARE