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?)

Come to our session at #PSR18 – Vendor Risk Management: Maintaining Relationships While Limiting Liability

Are you at IAPP - International Association of Privacy Professionals P.S.R.  #PSR18 in Austin? If so, please come to our Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 session on Vendor Risk Management: Maintaining Relationships While Limiting Liability in Lone Star Ballroom A, Level 3. It should be great as I get to be with great panelists Tami Dokken and Melissa Krasnow and we will have Mark Smith as our … Continue reading Come to our session at #PSR18 – Vendor Risk Management: Maintaining Relationships While Limiting Liability

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