Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

We’ve Been Hacked! Is There A Lawyer In The House?

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When a business suspects a cyber incident, the first call is typically not to a cybersecurity firm, PR firm, or even an insurer. “Instead,” says […]

Cloud Data Is Virtually Ransomware-Proof, But Breaches Are A Problem

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Because cloud services are so proficient at creating multiple backups, they keep data virtually immune from ransomware attack, but the threat of a breach or […]

Preserving Privilege in Data Breach Investigations

Preserving Privilege In Data Breach Investigations

Forensic examination of data systems is critical when responding to a data breach. However, with lawsuits under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the […]

Crackdown “Light” On Defense Contractor Cybersecurity

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A post from law firm Morrison & Foerster outlines top cybersecurity “considerations” for government contractors in 2022, a word possibly chosen with some care in […]

Good Sign For Cyber-Insureds

Insurance policies routinely include an exclusion for loss or damage caused by “hostile or warlike action” by governments, their militaries or agents. When the NotPetya […]

Cyber Warning: Time To Get Serious About Energy Infrastructure

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The Department of Homeland Security has officially declared there are 18 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States. According to Jeh Charles Johnson, in this […]

The Luxury Side Of the Hack, And Other Cybersecurity Stories That Made History In 2021

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Online publication Motherboard selects nine of the year’s best stories on hacking, information security, privacy, and surveillance “that we wish we had reported and written […]

Log4j Flaw Widespread, Cyber-Attackers Probing Systems

New Technique to Fool Ransomware Protection

Microsoft has warned its Windows and Aztec customers that it has observed state-sponsored and cyber-criminal attackers probing systems for the Log4j “Log4Shell” flaw through December […]

Data Breach Trends For 2022

Experian forecasts five top data breach trends in 2022, two of which aim squarely at corporations. Remote workers will be targeted by data thieves who […]

A Cybersecurity Wish List

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On the whole you’d have to say cyber crime pays. It cost the U.S. public more than $4 billion in 2020, according to FBI statistics, […]