Category Archives: Cyber

For Lawyers and Law Firms

In my most recent piece for New York Law Journal, I look at and discuss in detail how lawyers and law firms can mitigate cyber risk with the right cybersecurity controls. The first step, “We need to recognize there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.” Read the full piece here: For Lawyers and Law Firms

Cybersecurity and Due Care for Law Firms

In my article for New York Law Journal, I explore how law firms can get more involved in their cybersecurity initiatives as well as how to care for themselves, their clients, and their employees. Read the full article here: Cybersecurity and Due Care for Law Firms

When Bad Hacks Happen to Good Real Estate People

Have you ever wondered how a doctor feels when delivering a bad diagnosis to a friend or family member? When a real estate friend reached out to me with a case of a nasty laptop hack, I knew the situation was bad. Theirs wasn’t a life or death case, but a real estate agent’s professional […]

When Bad Hacks Happen to Good Insurance People

We all read about the terrible hacks that happen to big corporations, or large insurance companies. Unfortunately, many of us are lulled into a false sense of security that those sort of security failures would never happen to us. This is far from the case. Even good insurance people face times when their systems were […]

Under Attack: When Bad Hacks Happen to Good Advisors

Colossal computer hacks don’t just happen to big companies with huge data banks with information “worth” accessing. They happen to you and me, to individuals and enterprises alike. Even the best insurance advisors encounter cyber attacks, and they can be injurious to both their professional and personal lives. So, what do you do? The process […]

Clear and Present Danger

On December 13th the New York Times published a feature article titled “The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.” In it Eric Lipton, David Sanger and Scott Shane do an excellent job in framing in detail the recent state-sponsored cyber attack against United States interests. But, the story doesn’t end there. Russia is […]

You Probably Can’t ‘Prevent’ Cyberattacks

Is your bank struggling to create a cybersecurity plan thorough enough to meet all of your needs? Every bank is unique, and no off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all solution will completely solve your cybersecurity woes. Luckily, by taking a moment to evaluate your bank’s business and pain points, you can set up the right controls that will preemptively […]

The Wrong Ways to Manage Cyber Security

So, you’re finally convinced that this “cyber security thing” is not going away.  Now what?  Well, there are many ways to go about this:  On the one hand, you can take ownership of the problem and address this clear and present danger to your business, or, on the other hand, you can “lie” to yourself, […]