Marine corp data breach lesson: human error is often the cause and is preventable

There has been a data breach emanating from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve that impacted 21,426 individuals. The breach exposed their sensitive personal information such as truncated social security numbers, bank electronic funds transfer and bank routing numbers, truncated credit card information, mailing address, residential address and emergency contact information. Calm down and press the … Continue reading Marine corp data breach lesson: human error is often the cause and is preventable

The Most Positive Cybersecurity Trend I Have Seen in Nearly 20 Years!

In the last quarter of 2017, I have observed a cybersecurity trend that has given me more hope than any that I have seen previously. Let me explain. As an attorney, I have been practicing what can generally be described as cyber law or cybersecurity law since 1999, which means that my practice has evolved a lot … Continue reading The Most Positive Cybersecurity Trend I Have Seen in Nearly 20 Years!

3 Legal Points for InfoSec Teams to Consider Before an Incident

As a teaser to my presentation at SecureWorld - Dallas last week, I did a brief interview with SecureWorld and talked about three of the points I would make in my lunch keynote, The Legal Case for Cybersecurity. If you're going to SecureWorld - Denver next week, join me for the lunch keynote on Thursday (11/2) … Continue reading 3 Legal Points for InfoSec Teams to Consider Before an Incident

Will Officers & Directors Be Held Legally Responsible for Companies’ Data Breaches and Cybersecurity Incidents?

Cybersecurity Risk: Law and Trends – Ethical Boardroom Article

The law is trending toward more risk of liability for Officers and Directors. Learn more about this from my recent article in Ethical Boardroom -- full text available without paywall here: Cybersecurity Risk: Law and Trends. Learn more about the CyberGard Business Cyber Risk Management Program

Practical ways your company’s contracts can help improve its cybersecurity odds

I am sharing two articles with you because, as you well know, cybersecurity is a really hot topic right now due to the threat it poses to virtually all businesses. I hope you find these helpful.   I was recently interviewed by CSO Magazine and asked to give one suggestion that companies could do to … Continue reading Practical ways your company’s contracts can help improve its cybersecurity odds