Shawn E. Tuma

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Shawn Tuma Discusses Yahoo Data Breach on KURV 710 News Talk Radio

In Data Breach, Media on September 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

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Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud, and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.

 

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

In Data Breach, Cybersecurity Law, Privacy, Corporate Governance, Cyber Issues on September 27, 2016 at 10:23 pm

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

The opening Keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon Institute. Dr. Ponemon delivered a fabulous talk on the insider threat within organizations. Here are some pictures from day 1 of SecureWorld Expo Dallas.

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Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud, and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.

Yahoo Data Breach: US Senators Demand Answers – Still Think You Don’t Have to Disclose and Notify?

In Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Cybersecurity Law, Data Breach, Privacy on September 27, 2016 at 6:45 pm

There is a grave and unfortunate misperception among many business leaders who believe that when their company has had a data breach, going through a response and notification of affected individuals is optional. To the educated readers of this blog, this sounds shocking. Sadly, it is something I see on a regular basis. What is worse is that there are far too many lawyers who do not practice in this area but, out of ignorance, advise such clients that it is really not as big of a deal as we are making out of it and that they can just ignore it.  Read the rest of this entry »

Video: What to do if you have a Yahoo account (Tuma on WFMJ News)

In Data Breach, Media on September 24, 2016 at 6:55 am

Video interview: Shawn Tuma discusses what to do if you believe your Yahoo account has been compromised – WFMJ NBC News, Youngstown-Warren, Ohio

Full news article: What to do if you believe your Yahoo account has been compromise – WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

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Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He is a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Partner at Scheef & Stone, LLP, a full-service commercial law firm in Texas that represents businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and, through its Mackrell International network, around the world.

Yahoo Data Breach – Some Facts & Questions (i.e., was it really the Russians?)

In Cyber Issues, Cybersecurity Law, Media, Privacy on September 23, 2016 at 6:00 am

hacked-1The Basic Facts

Yahoo announced that it had a data breach in late 2014 and 500 million users’ account information was stolen. The account information may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, date of birth, passwords (most encrypted with bcrypt, but apparently not all), security questions, and security question answers.

People who have Yahoo-based services should immediately change their passwords, change their security questions and answers, not use the same password on multiple accounts, and implement dual factor authentication where available.

The Message in the Message

In its notification message, Yahoo subtly invokes the “it’s not our fault, we were the victim of a state-sponsored actor attacking us” defense. I do not blame Yahoo, it works. It uses the words “state-sponsored actor” twice in the first paragraph and twice in the fourth paragraph: Read the rest of this entry »

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