New York Cybersecurity Regulations Delayed, Being Revised

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Marco Verch Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 (no changes were made to the image) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en The New York Department of Financial Services has pushed back the effective date of its Cybersecurity Regulations from January 1, 2017 to March 1, 2017. This is to give the NYDFS time to significantly revise the proposed Cybersecurity … Continue reading New York Cybersecurity Regulations Delayed, Being Revised

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Home Depot Data Breach Shareholder Derivative Suit Against Directors Fails

Officers and directors of companies that have had data breaches have become targets of litigation through shareholder derivative claims since the consumer class-action claims have had a difficult time making it past the causation of harm threshold. Those officers and directors may now sigh in relief, if only briefly, following a November 30, 2016, ruling by the District Court … Continue reading Home Depot Data Breach Shareholder Derivative Suit Against Directors Fails

Yes, Officers & Directors Can Be Held Personally Liable for Their Company’s Data Breach – Here’s Why

"Can I be held personally liable for my company's data breach?" That is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. The answer is "YES!" though the usual reasons provided are not nearly as straightforward as the one discussed in the video below.

SecureWorld Presentation: Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What You Really Need to Know

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What You Really Need to Know at SecureWorld Expo Dallas on September 27, 2016. The following are the slides from Tuma’s presentation. Download: Cybersecurity Incident Checklist http://www.slideshare.net/shawnetuma/secureworld-expo-dallas-cybersecurity-law-what-business-and-it-leaders-need-to-know The opening Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon Institute. Dr. Ponemon delivered a fabulous … Continue reading SecureWorld Presentation: Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What You Really Need to Know

Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know (slides)

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know at a Cybersecurity Summit sponsored by the Tarleton State University School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies' Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime and International Criminal Justice. The presentation was on September 13, 2016 at the George Bush Institue. The following are the slides … Continue reading Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know (slides)