Helpful FTC Guidance on Cybersecurity for Small and Midsize Companies

It is important for all companies -- especially small and midsize companies -- to have a basic understanding of what the FTC considers to be reasonable cybersecurity. The FTC is known for being one of the more aggressive regulators that are investigating and enforcing (what it views as) inadequate cybersecurity by companies doing business in the United States. … Continue reading Helpful FTC Guidance on Cybersecurity for Small and Midsize Companies

Uber’s Settlement With FTC Emphasizes Companies’ Need for Cyber Risk Management Programs

The FTC and Uber have settled the enforcement action the FTC brought against the company. This action stems from Uber's data breach of more than 100,000 individuals' PII despite its promises that their data was "securely stored within our databases." The FTC found this promise was misleading when compared with the actions the company was … Continue reading Uber’s Settlement With FTC Emphasizes Companies’ Need for Cyber Risk Management Programs

Ashley Madison & FTC Settle Data Breach Case – Does Your Company Have These Cybersecurity Shortcomings?

Ashley Madison and the FTC announced a settlement of the investigation into the breach data breach of 36 million AshleyMadison.com users that was being pursued by the FTC and several states' attorneys general. The cost to Ashley Madison is substantial: a total judgment of $17.5 million (though only $1.6 million is currently due because of … Continue reading Ashley Madison & FTC Settle Data Breach Case – Does Your Company Have These Cybersecurity Shortcomings?

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)

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