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WannaCry? Your Law Firm Data Security is Only as Good as Your Weakest Vendor

Recent Ransomware Events Highlight Risks & Your Cyber Insurance Policy May Not Cover Losses The WannaCry incident has created a unique opportunity to examine the potential catastrophic impact of ransomware on businesses, and in particular, business interruption considerations. The following scenario is provided as a way to create discussion opportunities with your clients, IT team, attorneys, and risk managers. The Scenario You’re sitting in your office putting the final touches on a …Read More

Cyberbullying Tragedy: A School District’s Obligations for Capturing Digital Evidence

A Case Study A young student has had enough. After months of relentless and cruel cyberbullying and internet harassment, the girl, in a moment of despondency and depression, ends her life. In the unthinkably sad aftermath, parents, teachers, and loved ones wonder what could have been done to prevent this senseless nightmare. Teachers and middle school administrators are accused, in a lawsuit filed by the dead girl’s parents, of missing …Read More

Are your Clients Prepared for a Data Breach?

You are invited to a very special CLE Certified event Target, Anthem, the IRS, and now a massive loss of records from the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Today’s headlines are ripe with stories of the latest dramatic thefts of confidential information. Did you know that 43% of mid-sized companies have suffered a breach? If one of your clients suffered a data breach, would you know how to …Read More

Top Ten Data Breach Preparedness Tips

One of your clients will suffer a serious data breach this year.  Use these tips to help them prepare. “the cost of battling Cybersecurity will double in the coming year”[1] Neiman Marcus, Staples, JP Morgan Chase, and now Sony.  The list of prominent companies that have suffered a major data breach continues to grow.  While it is the dramatic incident related to a well-known public company that tends to appear …Read More

Cyber Breach Response: You Will Suffer a Data Breach. Have You Selected Your Response Team?

Tips from the Trenches:  A Computer Forensics Perspective 73% of small to mid-sized companies suffered a data breach last year   Here’s an overview of the most notable data breaches from the last few weeks… Snapchat, the online photo sharing site reported a massive hack of hundreds of thousands of user names and phone numbers Facebook, Gmail, and Twitter advised 2 million users that their passwords had been compromised Retail …Read More

Emails bring down “Fabulous Fab”

“The whole building is about to collapse anytime now…Only potential survivor, the fabulous Fab[rice Touree]…standing in the middle of all these complex, highly leveraged, exotic trades he created without necessarily understanding all of the implications of those monstrosities.” – E-mail from accused Goldman Sachs Vice President, Fabrice Touree to a friend on January 23, 2007 Editor’s Note:  I first wrote about this case in my Client Advisory of April 22, …Read More