Cybersecurity

Coverage spans state and federal laws and international regulations as well as the measures and technologies used to comply with them. Also cover breaches impacting law firms and find the legal angle for those covering corporations. Litigation ensuing from breaches is covered as well

  • The American Lawyer

    Accellion Turns to Latham in Litigation Over Hack That Snared Big Law Firms

    By Patrick Smith | March 5, 2021

    The tech company is facing suits in Washington state court and Northern California federal court.

    1 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    As Cyber Risks Evolve, Cyber Insurance Becomes Harder to Get

    By Dan Clark | March 4, 2021

    "The underwriting on these policies is very sophisticated, and has grown a lot more sophisticated as risk has increased," said Stephen Liverpool, general counsel of Raymond James Bank in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    1 minute read

  • Law.com

    Managing a Cyber Crisis: 7 Practical Tips to Recover with Strength

    By Kim Peretti and Kate Hanniford | March 4, 2021

    As companies confront the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, here are seven practical tips for incident response in 2021.

    1 minute read

  • Texas Lawyer

    Pandemic Workplace Response Adds Fuel to Filing Trend

    By John C.C. Sanders | March 4, 2021

    As the pandemic eases and hiring heats up, employers should do five things to protect their trade secrets, says John C.C. Sanders, a trial lawyer and founding partner of the Dallas office of Winston & Strawn.

    1 minute read

  • New York Law Journal

    Spotlight on DFS Trial Forum for First Cyber-Regs Case

    By William F. Johnson | March 3, 2021

    In the inaugural enforcement action under its new cybersecurity regulations, the New York DFS announced charges against First American Title Insurance Company in July 2020. Companies governed by the regulations and their counsel have anxiously awaited this case of first impression, and the merits of the enforcement action have been extensively covered by legal commentators. In this edition of his Corporate Crime column, William F. Johnson focuses on a less-heralded but equally important aspect of the enforcement action: how the administrative trial of the First American charges will be conducted.

    1 minute read

  • Legaltech News

    Legal Departments Skeptical to Share Cyber Crime Info, But There Are Some Benefits

    By Dan Clark | March 3, 2021

    There is a fear among smaller companies that opening up to government agencies before a cyber incident can lead to government investigations. However, having conversations with regulatory agencies and law enforcement can give in-house counsel insight on what threats to be on the lookout for.

    1 minute read

  • Corporate Counsel

    How Can Legal Departments Combat Cyber Crime?

    By Dan Clark | March 2, 2021

    Tiana Demas, a partner at Cooley in Washington, D.C., and former associate general counsel at Facebook, said there is a fear among smaller companies that opening up to government agencies before a cyber incident can lead to government investigations. However, having conversations with regulatory agencies and law enforcement can give in-house counsel insight on what threats to be on the lookout for.

    1 minute read

  • Legaltech News

    It's Not That Simple: 3 Caveats to Legal's Cyber Best Practices

    By Rhys Dipshan | March 2, 2021

    Simple cybersecurity practices aren't always a sure bet. But as an ACC panel notes, it's not because they're outdated. Instead, it's because they require a bit more consideration and oversight to work effectively—especially in today's remote environment.

    1 minute read

  • Legaltech News

    E-Discovery Could Be the 'Biggest Pathway' for the Spread of Malware

    By Frank Ready | March 2, 2021

    While firms may be particular about what e-discovery data they let into their systems, they may be less conscientious about what they are sending to others.

    1 minute read

  • Legaltech News

    Nervous System: Computer Crime and Punishment

    By David Kalat, BRG | March 2, 2021

    This month's history of cybersecurity looks back to the formation of the CFAA, where there was broad agreement that computer crime was a serious and growing menace to the nation's security, but that consensus broke down when it came to defining exactly what "computer crime" was.

    1 minute read

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