Tag Archives: information security

Employees: The Weakest Link in the Company Data Security Defense

Last week I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Symposium’s  Who’s Mining Your Business: Privacy Infringement and Profits. The Law Review members, spearheaded by Dayana Echeverry, put together a phenomenal program. It was a great opportunity to share the stage with an incredible panel of Internet privacy and data … Continue Reading

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: A Criminal Statute That Extends to the Employment Relationship?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Ensnared (Gary Fields and John Emshwiller), details the increasing number of federal criminal statutes and federal prosecutions – a threefold increase over the last 30 years. The article attributes – in part – this upward spiral to the criminalization of issues generally … Continue Reading

A Short Checklist to Avoid a Disgruntled Former Employee Costing Your Company $200,000

A disgruntled former Gucci employee is reported to have caused in excess of $200,000 in damages to his former employer (as reported by Computer World) and now faces criminal charges. Specifically, the New York District Attorney’s indictment alleges that Sam Chihlung Yin fraudulently obtained IT access after he was fired. From there, the indictment alleges that Mr. … Continue Reading
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