Massive Ransomware Attack – Can I Sue?

In the wake of the massive ransomware attack which hit the UK’s NHS, and tens of thousands of businesses and individuals across Europe and the rest of the world, an attack which may have cost lives, but certainly cost millions of dollars, pounds, Euro, and bitcoin, one question looms over all others. At least to lawyers. Others…

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Why Healthcare Is Uniquely Vulnerable to Ransomware Attacks

We all know that the most recent and pernicious forms of phishing attacks are ransomware attacks. They are increasing in scope and incidence, as well as impact and cost. But a more disturbing trend is that healthcare entities are being targeted for such ransomware attacks. The most recent is the massive ransomware attack against the UK’s NHS, whereby…

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The Huma(n) Factor in Infosec

Remember when the FBI initiated an investigation of the classified emails of State Department employee Huma Abedin found on the laptop computer of her (now estranged) husband, former (and disgraced) New York Congressman Anthony Weiner? Now Former FBI Director James Comey testified that he was obligated to tell members of Congress about these emails during…

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The United Airlines Doctor Debacle, The Law and Crisis Communication

The law reflects our values, and our power structure. When Kentucky physician David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines (UAL) flight by Chicago Aviation Police, most people saw outrageous conduct by the airline and possibly the police department. Some saw an uncooperative passenger refusing to quietly exit a plane. What you see depends on how you…

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