Insider misuse triggers a breach just like outside hackers. When a company’s information is compromised because of insider misuse of computers or information, regardless of insider’s intentions, the result for the company and the data subjects of that information is often the same as if it were an attack by an outside adversary – it … Continue reading Insider Misuse of Computers: No Big Deal? It Can Be a Data Breach, Ask Boeing
Should a claim for [YOU GUESS] have been included in this lawsuit? See my thoughts below and share your thoughts. The Allegations Behind the Lawsuit A legal team led by Gloria Allred made news by suing Toyota (and others) on behalf of a Frisco, Texas pastor and his wife, Tim and Claire Gautreaux, alleging that a … Continue reading Is Key Claim Missing from Pastor’s Lawsuit Over Wife’s Nude Pics Emailed to Swinger Site?
IMPORTANT POINT #1: YOUR BUSINESS MUST HAVE A COMPUTER USE POLICY IN PLACE Computer Use Policies (or Acceptable Use Policies, as they are often referred to) are must haves for today's businesses. Such policies are a foundational component in how a business creates a culture of security with its workforce by establishing expectations on what are … Continue reading 3 Important Points on Computer Use Policies
The Dallas Court of Appeals recently decided a civil case involving claims under Texas' unauthorized access of computer law that provides some helpful guidance for this relatively new law that has very little case law construing it. The 3 takeaways that follow are the key legal principles that apply to this law as set forth … Continue reading 3 Key Takeaways About Texas’ Unauthorized Access Law
Not that it was really needed, but Texas just amended its unauthorized access of computers law to specifically address misuse by insiders. I have always read the prior version (one of the broadest) as already prohibiting misuse by insiders. But, that is ok. As someone who regularly explains how these laws work to judges and juries, … Continue reading Texas Broadens Unauthorized Access of Computer Law to Specifically Address Insider Misuse