Insider Misuse of Computers: No Big Deal? It Can Be a Data Breach, Ask Boeing

Insider misuse triggers a breach just like outside hackers. When a company’s information is compromised because of insider[1] misuse of computers or information, regardless of insider’s intentions, the result for the company and the data subjects of that information is often the same as if it were an attack by an outside adversary – it [...]

What You Need to Know About Protecting Trade Secrets Under State and Federal Law

A few years ago Texas joined most other states and enacted its version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA, or Texas' TUTSA). Recently, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law. While there are quite a few similarities between these laws, there are also some substantial differences that you need to know to protect your [...]

Can Parties be Excluded from the Courtroom in Trade Secrets Cases?

The Texas Supreme Court recently addressed the question of when a competitor's corporate representative can be excluded from the courtroom in a trade secrets case.  In In re M-1, LLC, the Court held that due process requires a trial court to balance the competing interests of the parties at stake when determining whether to exclude a [...]

Can a Company Remotely Wipe an Ex-Employee’s Device?

Note: this article was previously posted on Norse's DarkMatters. One of my favorite sayings about cyber risk is “an ounce of prevention is cheaper than the very first day of litigation.” A recent case provides a nice example of exactly what I mean. In this case, an effective BYOD policy could have saved this company [...]

Law Firm Cybersecurity: I Hate to Say I Told You So But …

Hey! Any chance you've heard anything in the news lately about law firms being under cyber attack? If not, first, crawl out from under that rock; second, take a look at these articles. Wow. Can you believe it? Law firms? Under cyber attack? What is this world coming to? A few years ago, I did a [...]