Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal’s 2019 year-end Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Texas' New Data Breach Notification Requirements effective January 1, 2020Whether website scraping allegations are sufficient to invoke Texas and federal "hacking" lawsWhether viewing pictures on another's cellphone violates Texas "hacking" lawCyber Insurance -- why … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2019 Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

Cyber Insurance Becoming a Necessity, No Longer a Luxury for Prepared Companies (publication)

Many thanks to CPO Magazine for publishing my recent article Cyber Insurance Becoming a Necessity, No Longer a Luxury for Prepared Companies. In reality, there is no “secure” — even when the best security measures are taken. When hackers want to get in and disrupt a business, they will. Companies must be resilient, and the … Continue reading Cyber Insurance Becoming a Necessity, No Longer a Luxury for Prepared Companies (publication)

Ransomware is the single greatest risk your company faces – here’s why

You read that correctly: ransomware is the single greatest risk to your company. Even in times of the COVID-19 global pandemic, ransomware is still the one risk where, tonight, the company CEO can lay her head down on her pillow with the company doing fine, profits up and operations running smoothly, and then wake up … Continue reading Ransomware is the single greatest risk your company faces – here’s why

Explaining Third Party Cyber Risk and the Role of Contracts to Business Lawyers

This morning I am in Austin, TX about to speak to a room full of business lawyers about the importance of understanding and managing third party cyber risk and the role that contracts have in this process. I recognize that they are not aspiring to be cyber or privacy lawyers and have plenty to keep … Continue reading Explaining Third Party Cyber Risk and the Role of Contracts to Business Lawyers

Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

If you are a healthcare provider, you need to prepare yourself now for the new reality that, when hackers get into your network, they will contact your patients to put pressure on you to pay their ransom demands — usually after they have encrypted your network. Here is an example from a recent case that … Continue reading Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?