The Most Positive Cybersecurity Trend I Have Seen in Nearly 20 Years!

In the last quarter of 2017, I have observed a cybersecurity trend that has given me more hope than any that I have seen previously. Let me explain. As an attorney, I have been practicing what can generally be described as cyber law or cybersecurity law since 1999, which means that my practice has evolved a lot … Continue reading The Most Positive Cybersecurity Trend I Have Seen in Nearly 20 Years!

Complimentary Webinar: Countdown to #GDPR – Compliance for Non-EU Companies

Countdown to GDPR Compliance is a complimentary webinar that I will be moderating on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 12:00 PM Central.  This is the second webinar in a three-part series sponsored by Mackrell International and will focus on Compliance for Non-EU Companies. You don't want to miss it! Moderator: Shawn Tuma Presenter: Marta Stephanian, … Continue reading Complimentary Webinar: Countdown to #GDPR – Compliance for Non-EU Companies

Uber’s Settlement With FTC Emphasizes Companies’ Need for Cyber Risk Management Programs

The FTC and Uber have settled the enforcement action the FTC brought against the company. This action stems from Uber's data breach of more than 100,000 individuals' PII despite its promises that their data was "securely stored within our databases." The FTC found this promise was misleading when compared with the actions the company was … Continue reading Uber’s Settlement With FTC Emphasizes Companies’ Need for Cyber Risk Management Programs

Does Board Oversight of Cybersecurity Mean Directors Must Become Cybersecurity Experts?

Does the board of directors' duty of oversight over their companies' cybersecurity require the individual directors to become experts on cybersecurity? That is a fair question and one that I've seen many people have difficulty understanding. The answer is "no," as explained by Michael Santarcangelo (@catalyst) in his CSO article Why the board needs security leaders … Continue reading Does Board Oversight of Cybersecurity Mean Directors Must Become Cybersecurity Experts?

Critical Steps Companies Must Take to Comply with New York’s Cybersecurity Rules – Ethical Boardroom

New York's Cybersecurity Regulations went into effect on March 1, 2017 and their impact could reach farther than you think -- including to small and mid-sized companies that do not do business in New York and are not in the financial services industries. And, they require direct involvement by the Board of Directors. Is your … Continue reading Critical Steps Companies Must Take to Comply with New York’s Cybersecurity Rules – Ethical Boardroom