Tuma Discusses Hack of DNC Trump Research (Radio Interviews)

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 and Thursday, June 16, 2016, Shawn Tuma was a guest on several radio stations to discuss the hacking attack on the Democratic National Committee in which the hackers obtained the DNC's opposition research on Donald Trump. Here is the audio from some of the interviews: https://youtu.be/jyOKiqXROuI https://youtu.be/ONBWg0av-xs https://youtu.be/ZUd1jOiT5tg https://youtu.be/6OVWU6mNRCI https://youtu.be/po_cK53bppkContinue reading Tuma Discusses Hack of DNC Trump Research (Radio Interviews)

The CFAA is for Access of a Computer, Not Mere Possession

It often said that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, is an access crime -- meaning that it is designed to punish the wrongful access of a device. A recent case out of the Northern District of Texas highlights this point. In Nicole Clarke-Smith v. Business Partners in Healthcare, LLC, 2016 WL … Continue reading The CFAA is for Access of a Computer, Not Mere Possession

Tips for Parents to Help Keep Kids Safe Online

  I was recently asked to talk about online safety tips that parents should understand to help keep their children safe in the online world. Here are some of my talking points: Understand that this is social engineering in many cases -- these are bad people who are deceiving children into doing what they would … Continue reading Tips for Parents to Help Keep Kids Safe Online

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

Middle School Hacker Case Impacts CFAA Reform Debate

Note: this article was previously posted on Norse's DarkMatters. A Florida middle school student’s prank — with a computer —  resulted in his being arrested and charged with felony “hacking.” His crime? He used teacher’s password to login and change the desktop background on the computer. Given all of the rancor that was stirred up … Continue reading Middle School Hacker Case Impacts CFAA Reform Debate