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Home Depot Data Breach Shareholder Derivative Suit Against Directors Fails

Officers and directors of companies that have had data breaches have become targets of litigation through shareholder derivative claims since the consumer class-action claims have had a difficult time making it past the causation of harm threshold. Those officers and directors may now sigh in relief, if only briefly, following a November 30, 2016, ruling by the District Court … Continue reading Home Depot Data Breach Shareholder Derivative Suit Against Directors Fails

SecureWorld Presentation: Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What You Really Need to Know

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What You Really Need to Know at SecureWorld Expo Dallas on September 27, 2016. The following are the slides from Tuma’s presentation. Download: Cybersecurity Incident Checklist http://www.slideshare.net/shawnetuma/secureworld-expo-dallas-cybersecurity-law-what-business-and-it-leaders-need-to-know The opening Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon Institute. Dr. Ponemon delivered a fabulous … Continue reading SecureWorld Presentation: Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What You Really Need to Know

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)

3 Key Points the Board Needs to Know About Cybersecurity

Officer and director liability for cybersecurity incidents is a hot topic. It will only get hotter because, when it comes to risks impacting the company, the buck stops at the Board of Directors. As it should. Cybersecurity and corporate governance law are converging to develop a duty for the Board to be involved in cybersecurity issues … Continue reading 3 Key Points the Board Needs to Know About Cybersecurity

Managing Cybersecurity Risks for Boards of Directors

In his latest Ethical Boardroom article, Shawn Tuma explains why it is important for board members to have an active role in their company's cybersecurity preparation and tells them several key steps they can take to do so. Tuma also explains why cybersecurity is as much a legal issue and business issue as it is … Continue reading Managing Cybersecurity Risks for Boards of Directors