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

Think your company’s IT is too sophisticated to be hit with a ransomware attack? Think again.

A lot of business executives -- and far too many IT professionals -- think that their company's IT systems are too sophisticated and well-maintained for their company to have a successful ransomware attack against it. They think their company is doing it all right and this is only the kind of stuff that happens to … Continue reading Think your company’s IT is too sophisticated to be hit with a ransomware attack? Think again.

Ransomware is the single greatest risk your company faces – here’s why

You read that correctly: ransomware is the single greatest risk to your company. Even in times of the COVID-19 global pandemic, ransomware is still the one risk where, tonight, the company CEO can lay her head down on her pillow with the company doing fine, profits up and operations running smoothly, and then wake up … Continue reading Ransomware is the single greatest risk your company faces – here’s why