Making Sure It’s Covered: Cyber Insurance — What are the Practical Things In-House and Outside Attorneys Need to Know? (conference panel discussion)

Cyber insurance is a hot topic among many but unfortunately, far too many companies are not getting any cyber coverage or are not getting the coverage they need for their risks. This week I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion targeted for in-house counsel that was titled "Making Sure It's Covered: Cyber Insurance … Continue reading Making Sure It’s Covered: Cyber Insurance — What are the Practical Things In-House and Outside Attorneys Need to Know? (conference panel discussion)

***URGENT*** MEMO TO “THE IT GUY” RE: RANSOMWARE

***urgent memorandum*** TO: The "IT Guy" FROM: Shawn Tuma SUBJECT: Your clients affected by ransomware STOP OVERWRITING / WIPING / DELETING OR OTHERWISE DESTROYING YOUR CLIENTS' DATA WHEN THEY ARE AFFECTED BY RANSOMWARE!!! PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASE!!! PRETTY PLEASE WITH SUGAR ON TOP!!! JUST STOP IT!!! Seriously, everyone understands that ransomware is scary stuff and when … Continue reading ***URGENT*** MEMO TO “THE IT GUY” RE: RANSOMWARE

Cyber Insurance – A Better Way to Help Small Businesses Manage Cyber Risk

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, The Case for Protecting Small Firms from Cyber Lawsuits, the authors argue that, because smaller companies lack the resources of larger companies when it comes to protecting data, smaller companies should have legal protections to exempt them from facing the consequences of these laws. While it seems this … Continue reading Cyber Insurance – A Better Way to Help Small Businesses Manage Cyber Risk

Trump and Kanye West Bring Emphasis to #CyberAware Cybersecurity Awareness Month With Password Example

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States. There is excellent cyber awareness content available by going to #CyberAware and #CyberAvengers hashtags on Twitter and visiting The #CyberAvengers Website for free resources, including this free Good Cyber Hygiene Checklist. President Trump and Kanye West put a big 'ole Texas-sized exclamation point on the [need for?] #CyberAware campaign with Kanye's password demonstration … Continue reading Trump and Kanye West Bring Emphasis to #CyberAware Cybersecurity Awareness Month With Password Example

5 Key Things In-House Counsel Can Do to Help Their Businesses’ Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a team sport and many people within a business must work together to help effectively manage their businesses' cyber risk. In-house counsel plays a critical role in this process. A recent Law360 article (subscription required) identified the following key things they can do: Develop, implement, and table-top test an incident response plan Advise … Continue reading 5 Key Things In-House Counsel Can Do to Help Their Businesses’ Cybersecurity