Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]

The Texas local governments attack seems to me to be more akin to the trend we have been seeing in 2019 with attackers targeting one MSP and then using that access and the MSP’s tools to attack / encrypt the MSP’s individual clients. If I’m not mistaken (and, I could be), the Texas DIR often … Continue reading Was the ransomware attack on 20+ Texas local governments an attack on a single service provider? [UPDATE: YES!]

Texas AG: Business Must Implement and Maintain Reasonable Cybersecurity Safeguards

Go here to read: Texas Businesses Must Implement and Maintain Reasonable Cybersecurity Safeguards According to State Attorney General

Texas Bar Journal 2018 Year-End Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal's year-end update on Cybersecurity & Data Privacy law was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Lawyers’ Cybersecurity and Data Breach Obligations that are required under Texas law and the ABA's Ethics Opinion 483 titled Lawyers’ Obligations Afteran Electronic Data Breach or CyberattackWhether an IT service provider's … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2018 Year-End Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

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

Scientists warn brain implants can be hacked and used to control people (and you thought I was kidding?)

Back in early 2012, I wrote a blog post about whether hacking a human would violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Shortly after publishing it, I received a call from a guy in Austin who said: "dude, someone finally gets it, I need your help!" ... I responded that I was a lawyer, … Continue reading Scientists warn brain implants can be hacked and used to control people (and you thought I was kidding?)