2 Decades Later: Cyber Risk Isn’t Y2K–It Is An Unsolved Risk That You Must Take Seriously

12/31/19 Two decades ago to the day, I sat right here in my home study and thought about how my career as a cyber incident responder was surely about to blast off. Though I had only been licensed to practice law for under two months, I just knew this subject matter was it -- my … Continue reading 2 Decades Later: Cyber Risk Isn’t Y2K–It Is An Unsolved Risk That You Must Take Seriously

Ransomware + Publicize Victim Companies + Expose Stolen Data = Bad Cyber Extortion Trifecta

Cybercriminals are using a bad cyber extortion trifecta of (1) using ransomware to encrypt victim companies' data, (2) publicizing the names of those companies that don't pay up, and (3) then exposing the data they stole from the companies. This is bad stuff and companies had better be ready to protect themselves. Read more: Ransomware … Continue reading Ransomware + Publicize Victim Companies + Expose Stolen Data = Bad Cyber Extortion Trifecta

Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?

Why is the FBI warning about smart TV cybersecurity? Because a smart TV is a computer -- it is just built into a really large monitor -- and it should be secured like a computer because hackers can hack it just like any other computer. (See FBI Warning)Listen to Shawn Tuma discuss this issue on … Continue reading Why is the FBI Warning About Smart TVs?

Sharing the Load: What are Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and General Counsel Doing in Real Life to Divide Up Roles and Responsibilities? (conference panel discussion)

Business leaders are beginning to understand that cyber is not just an IT issue, a legal issue, or any other silo-ed issue, but that it is an overall business risk issue and that makes managing cyber risk a team sport. This week I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion that was titled "Sharing … Continue reading Sharing the Load: What are Chief Privacy Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and General Counsel Doing in Real Life to Divide Up Roles and Responsibilities? (conference panel discussion)

Making Sure It’s Covered: Cyber Insurance — What are the Practical Things In-House and Outside Attorneys Need to Know? (conference panel discussion)

Cyber insurance is a hot topic among many but unfortunately, far too many companies are not getting any cyber coverage or are not getting the coverage they need for their risks. This week I had the privilege of moderating a panel discussion targeted for in-house counsel that was titled "Making Sure It's Covered: Cyber Insurance … Continue reading Making Sure It’s Covered: Cyber Insurance — What are the Practical Things In-House and Outside Attorneys Need to Know? (conference panel discussion)