#DtSR Podcast: Guest Host on Newscast

I was a guest recently on the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast to talk about cybersecurity law with hosts Rafal Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit) and Michael Santarcangelo (@Catalyst). As always, it was a blast! Listen to the Podcast   Join the #DtSR Discussion on Twitter For more great #DtSR content, check out the full Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast homepage and also check […]

#DtSR Podcast: Latest Issues in Law and Cybersecurity

I was a guest recently on the Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast to talk about cybersecurity law with hosts Rafal Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit) and Michael Santarcangelo (@Catalyst). As always, it was a blast! Listen to the Podcast   Join the #DtSR Discussion on Twitter For more great #DtSR content, check out the full Down the Security Rabbithole Podcast homepage and also check … Continue reading #DtSR Podcast: Latest Issues in Law and Cybersecurity

SecureWorld Post: 4 Key Cyber Insurance Takeaways for Companies from Spec’s v. Hanover Lawsuit

In my latest post for SecureWorld, explain 4 key takeaways for businesses from the Spec’s v. Hanover lawsuit regarding cyber insurance. Check it out and let me know what you think:  4 Key Cyber Insurance Takeaways for Companies from Spec’s v. Hanover Lawsuit  

Target Data Breach: What Has It Cost? What Has Insurance Covered?

Target, in a recent document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, provided updated information on the financial impact of its 2013 data breach: It now estimates paying $264 million in breach-related costs, ranging from litigation claims to the expenses it experienced for fixing systems and sending out information at the time of the attack … Continue reading Target Data Breach: What Has It Cost? What Has Insurance Covered?

Cyber Insurance: Social Engineering Not Covered Under “Computer Fraud” Insurance Provision

Losses stemming from social engineering scams like the business email compromise are not covered by "computer fraud" provisions of commercial crime insurance policies according to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Apache Corp. v. Great American Insurance Co.

Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know (slides)

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know at a Cybersecurity Summit sponsored by the Tarleton State University School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies' Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime and International Criminal Justice. The presentation was on September 13, 2016 at the George Bush Institue. The following are the slides … Continue reading Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know (slides)

D CEO Magazine: Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting Law Firms

Many thanks to attorney and legal scholar extraordinaire John G. Browning (@therealjohnbrow) for quoting Shawn Tuma in his article in this month's D CEO magazine: Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting Law Firms. Please read the full article to hear Tuma's advice to John's questions of why law firms often have poor(er) cybersecurity and what law firms can … Continue reading D CEO Magazine: Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting Law Firms

What Does the Travelers Case Really Mean for Cyber Insurance?

Watch the video for the explanation or see below for the spolier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMXIw4d9xMk   SPOLIER ALERT! In The Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, L.L.C., No. 14-1994 (4th Cir. Apr. 11, 2016), the Fourth Circuit held that Travelers was required to cover Portal's data breach under its Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policy's Advertising … Continue reading What Does the Travelers Case Really Mean for Cyber Insurance?

Cybersecurity Legal Year in Review – #DtSR Podcast

Do not miss this podcast discussing key cybersecurity legal events from 2015. Shawn Tuma joined the DtSR Gang [Rafal Los (@Wh1t3Rabbit), James Jardine (@JardineSoftware), and Michael Santarcangelo (@Catalyst)] on the Down the Security Rabbit Hole podcast. In this episode... Most important cybersecurity-related legal developments of 2015 Tectonic Shift that occurred with “standing” in consumer data … Continue reading Cybersecurity Legal Year in Review – #DtSR Podcast

Why Lawyers Need to Understand Cyber Insurance for Their Clients

Cybersecurity, data breach, cyber attacks, and cyber insurance. Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of it. You better hope your lawyer has too! Shawn Tuma argues that the minimum standard of care for lawyers practicing in 2015-16 requires a basic understanding of cyber insurance. He recently explained that argument, along with his co-author … Continue reading Why Lawyers Need to Understand Cyber Insurance for Their Clients