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Government and business cooperation regarding cybercrime investigations

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

by Rose Law Group attorney Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues Recently a client asked: The FBI wants my help with investigating a cybercrime against my business. What do I do? This is an increasingly common issue as businesses rely more on technologies with security protocols.  The government has […]

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Facebook fines in France are a warning to American businesses operating in the EU

Posted by   /  May 23, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

by Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues In January 2016, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection watchdog, notified Facebook that it was violating the French Data Protection Act and gave the social media giant three months to revise its data collection policies. […]

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WannaCry ransomware attack illustrates need for evolution in cybersecurity norms; efforts must be coordinated globally, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Zachary Goldman and Damon McCoy | The Hill Individuals and institutions affected by the WannaCry ransomware attack face a Hobson’s choice — the malicious software (malware) encrypts a user’s documents while the decryption keys remain in the hands of the cybercriminals. Victims of the attack can either pay the hackers for the release of their files, […]

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How do I protect myself from cyber crime and being held up for ransom?

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Featured News  /  No Comments

by Lauren Reynolds and Daniel Gauthier, who are focused on cybersecurity and privacy issues “I’m reading a lot about companies getting locked out of information and asked to pay a ransom, what can I do about this and what should I do if this happens to me?” Recent ransomware attacks illustrate the prevalence and dangers […]

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How to protect yourself from ransomware attacks; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, shares some ‘proactive steps’

Posted by   /  May 18, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Brian X. Chen | The New York Times A decade-old form of malicious software known as ransomware has been making headlines after cybercriminals hijacked hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Ransomware, which is often transmitted by email or web pop-ups, involves locking up people’s data and threatening to destroy it if a ransom is […]

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Are you ready for artificial intelligence to change your business?

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Cyberlaw  /  No Comments

By Eric Miller | AzBigMedia The whole idea of artificial intelligence, or AI for short, was the stuff of science fiction for decades. Then it was the next big thing that was going to change the world, accompanied by much hype. And while we were worrying about what it all meant, AI sort of happened […]

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Long Before ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware, Decades Of Cyber ‘Wake-Up Calls;’ Comprehensive efforts to work against threats lacking, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Alina Selyukh | NPR By latest counts, more than 200,000 computers in some 150 countries have been hit by a cyberattack using ransomware called WannaCry or WannaCrypt, which locked the data and demanded payment in bitcoin. The malware was stopped by a young U.K. researcher’s lucky discovery of a kill switch, but not before it caused hospitals […]

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Court rules ‘Google’ is not a generic term; suit began in Phoenix

Posted by   /  May 17, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

By Michael Kiefer | The Republic “Google” will not go the way of “aspirin,” “cellophane,” “escalator” or “thermos,” former trademarks that were used so generically that the companies that owned them were forced to relinquish them. On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed that instead, Google will join Coke, Q-tips, Xerox and […]

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The fallout from a global cyberattack: ‘A Battle We’re Fighting Every Day;’ Steep costs beyond ransom, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity

Posted by   /  May 16, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Featured News  /  No Comments

 By Steve Lohr and Liz Alderman | The New York Times On Sunday, union representatives for a Renault auto plant in France received text messages from the management: Tell the workers to stay home the next day. The company was still dealing with the fallout from a global hack that hit thousands of businesses and […]

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How to protect yourself from the global ransomware attack; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, weighs in

Posted by   /  May 15, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Brian Fung | The Washington Post Security experts are bracing for more fallout from Friday’s worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack, which has so far affected more than 150 countries and major businesses and organizations, including FedEx, Renault and Britain’s National Health Service. But if you’re just hearing about this attack — or waking up to an unresponsive computer of […]

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