WikiLeaks and CIA’s Russian Hacking Tools & Techniques: Was it really the Russians?

In the wake of WikiLeaks' Vault7 release of documents revealing the CIA's hacking tools, I must revisit a key section of a post from September 2016. The section was about the convenience of blaming "the Russians" given the craze of attributing everything wrong in the cyber world to the seemingly omnipresent "Russians." See: “SHAME HACKING” [...]

Shawn Tuma Discusses Government Scanning of Yahoo Emails on WHDT World News ______________________ Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

FBI Director Talks Cyber Espionage: Chinese Like “Drunk Burglar”

"[T]here are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who’ve been hacked by the Chinese and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked by the Chinese” -FBI Director The pervasive threat that cyber espionage poses to American business is not a new topic on this blog -- we have been talking about it [...]