Cybersecurity Partner Brian Finch Sees Link between SAFETY Act and Liability Protections for Software MakersMarch 28, 2018
Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy partner Brian Finch believes there might be a link between that idea and ongoing efforts by lawmakers to adjust the language of the SAFETY Act so that it is clear that it applies to cyber products.
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: Safety From Hackers—and Trial LawyersFeb. 25, 2018
A simple legislative fix would shield cybersecurity innovators from costly nuisance lawsuits.
When Ripples Become Waves: The Equifax Cybersecurity IncidentSept. 21, 2017
Since September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of three credit rating agencies in the United States, has been dealing with the fallout from one of the largest (known) data breaches of personal information, putting 143 million Americans, roughly 44 percent of the U.S. population, at risk for fraud and identity theft.
Cyberattacks Are the New NormSept. 21, 2017
The script is well-worn by now: a major corporation suffers an embarrassing data breach that has led to the loss of tens of millions of customer records. Compounding the embarrassment is the quick reaction by state attorneys general launching investigations and lawsuits against the corporation and executives. Will your insurance carrier help cover the costs associated with defending against the AGs’ claims?
The Disturbing Inevitability of CyberattacksAug. 23, 2017
A small but growing number of cybersecurity experts warn that we are a few keystrokes away from a dystopian world with no lights, running water or modern communications. Some even argue that it will take such a disastrous attack to jolt us into finally building more effective virtual defenses. While the possibility of large-scale cyberattacks gets the lion’s share of attention, chaos by small doses is more probable.
The Case of the Hacked Hospital: When a Cyber Breach Becomes a Health CrisisFeb. 25, 2016
Since the start of the year, there have been cyber attacks targeting hospitals. Perhaps recognizing the extensive disruption and potential privacy concerns to patients, the hackers have targeted these institutions to either make a point or seek large sums in exchange for returning access to the hospital data.
Addressing Cyber Attacks & Data Breaches in Supplier ContractsApril 10, 2015
The issue of what are the appropriate contractual provisions that should govern data breaches in a contract between customers and suppliers remains timely, sticky and constantly-evolving. This article features several observations regarding contractual language and protections with respect to data breaches, where a supplier has access to and/or could cause or allow a customer’s data to be breached.