What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?

Here is one of the questions we get asked most often: “Ok, so we’ve had a real data breach and you say we have clear notification obligations, what can happen if we just ignore it and pretend it never happened — that is, we just don’t notify?” Unfortunately, this question is oftentimes coupled with this … Continue reading What Can Happen if You Do Not Notify Following a Data Breach?

Understanding the Cyber and Privacy Risks of Zoom and Tips For Using It More Securely

CBS 11 DFW interviews Shawn Tuma who explains that when you are given a free service or product to use, you and your data are the real product. By now everyone has now heard of — and likely used — Zoom for staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. In what may have been a brilliant strategy … Continue reading Understanding the Cyber and Privacy Risks of Zoom and Tips For Using It More Securely

Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

If you are a healthcare provider, you need to prepare yourself now for the new reality that, when hackers get into your network, they will contact your patients to put pressure on you to pay their ransom demands — usually after they have encrypted your network. Here is an example from a recent case that … Continue reading Healthcare Providers – Are You Prepared for Hackers to Tell Your Patients About Your Ransomware and Data Breach?

Texas AG: Business Must Implement and Maintain Reasonable Cybersecurity Safeguards

Go here to read: Texas Businesses Must Implement and Maintain Reasonable Cybersecurity Safeguards According to State Attorney General

Texas Bar Journal 2018 Year-End Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update

The Texas Bar Journal's year-end update on Cybersecurity & Data Privacy law was once again provided by Shawn Tuma and addressed the following issues: Lawyers’ Cybersecurity and Data Breach Obligations that are required under Texas law and the ABA's Ethics Opinion 483 titled Lawyers’ Obligations Afteran Electronic Data Breach or CyberattackWhether an IT service provider's … Continue reading Texas Bar Journal 2018 Year-End Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Update