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

Why do you need a cyber attorney? Shawn Tuma explains in Ethical Boardroom

In my latest article in Ethical Boardroom article, I explain some of the not-so-obvious reasons why you need an experienced cyber attorney on your team: Why you need a cyber attorney (Spring 2018) Here are other Ethical Boardroom (@EthicalBoard) articles that I have written or contributed to that are also available for free: Cybersecurity: A Fiduciary Duty … Continue reading Why do you need a cyber attorney? Shawn Tuma explains in Ethical Boardroom

What does it mean to “hack back” and is it a good idea?

There is more and more talk about companies hacking back against those who attack them in cyber space and whether allowing them to take such measures is a good idea. Right now, hacking back, or active defense, as it is often called, is illegal under the federal unauthorized access law, the Computer Fraud and Abuse … Continue reading What does it mean to “hack back” and is it a good idea?