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

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

Yahoo Data Breach: US Senators Demand Answers – Still Think You Don’t Have to Disclose and Notify?

There is a grave and unfortunate misperception among many business leaders who believe that when their company has had a data breach, going through a response and notification of affected individuals is optional. To the educated readers of this blog, this sounds shocking. Sadly, it is something I see on a regular basis. What is worse is that there are far too many lawyers who do not practice in this area but, out of ignorance, advise such clients that it is really not as big of a deal as we are making out of it and that they can just ignore it.  Continue reading “Yahoo Data Breach: US Senators Demand Answers – Still Think You Don’t Have to Disclose and Notify?”

Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs.

Source: Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

Law360 (paywall required) article: Ex-Cardinals Director Gets 46 Months For Astros Hacking

The CFAA is for Access of a Computer, Not Mere Possession

It often said that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, is an access crime — meaning that it is designed to punish the wrongful access of a device. A recent case out of the Northern District of Texas highlights this point. Continue reading “The CFAA is for Access of a Computer, Not Mere Possession”