News, commentary and conference updates on legal developments that impact corporate risk.

Willis Towers Watson: Cyber Risk Top D&O Concern

Based on their survey, Willis Towers Watson says cyber risk continues to top the list of concerns for directors and officers (right up there […]

RSA’s Zulfikar Ramzan on Blockchain

Is blockchain as impenetrable as people think? Or as necessary?
It’s not predicated on the same type of cryptographic security that we’ve seen historically, but […]

Judy Selby on Improving Cyber and Privacy Board Reporting


“While general awareness of cyber risks among corporate boards is increasing, even the most motivated and knowledgeable directors cannot effectively fulfill their duties without receiving […]

BitSight Releases eBook on Use of A.I. & Big Data in Continuous Cyber Risk Monitoring

“With every reported data breach or cyberattack, the cyber risk landscape gets a little more complex. Cyber criminals create new attack vectors, cybersecurity professionals […]

Crowell & Moring on Insurance for Autonomous Vehicles Accidents

“As responsibility for accidents shifts away from drivers and towards the companies that design, manufacture, and maintain autonomous vehicles, the pool of companies potentially […]

Crowell & Moring on D&O Corporate Liability for Cyber Claims

“Although many commentators have noted the potential exposure for cyber claims in the form of shareholder actions under D&O coverage, little attention has been […]

CBD: Confusing Regulations May Soon Find at Least Some Clarity — But Proceed With Caution

By Tom Hagy
July 16, 2018
Proponents say the medical benefits are many and magnificent.
You can feel better without feeling stoned.  While that will be […]

CBD: Legal or Not? | Webinar | Aug. 16, 2018 | 2pm

California Enacts the ‘First Truly Sweeping Privacy Regime’ in Record Time

The California legislature — apparently not wanting to be pegged as just another slow-moving governing body — took the California Consumer Privacy Act of […]

International Cyber Risk Management Conference | Dec. 6-7, 2018 | Bermuda

Congressional Cannabis Proposal Would Can Criminalization

Could this be the thing that brings the parties together?
Here is a quote from an article written for by freelance writer Janet Burns.

[Jolene […]

Renown Big Data Scientist Jeff Jonas Keynoting at Privacy+Security Forum

This acclaimed big data scientist will discuss:
The Data Challenges Inherent in GDPR Implementation
Conference founders and co-chairs Dan Solove and Paul Schwartz have announced the […]

Brian Higgins’ A.I. Law Blog: Will Facebook Facial Recognition Case be a Referendum on A.I.?

When most of us upload our selfies and photo bombs to the web, and some do it more than is healthy and way more […]

Ransomware Attacks Against U.S. Healthcare | On Demand

The Urgency of Cyber Threats to U.S. and Global Critical Infrastructures | Video Session

As posted on YouTube:

I was truly honored to have such a great panel present at our Cyber Sector Risk: Critical Infrastructure seminar in New […]

Miller Friel: Opioid Suppliers Are Right to Expect Insurance Coverage

An excerpt from a post by Bernard Bell of Miller Friel PLLC

“Because insurers are facing a difficult time evading coverage for opioid claims, they […]

Cyber Security Summit: Seattle | July 19, 2018


Cyber Security Summit: DC Metro | June 28, 2018 | Tysons Corner



Insurance Coverage and GDPR: What’s Your Financial Exposure? –Linda Kornfeld, Blank Rome

In her recent article — GDPR Is Finally Here: It’s Time to Make Sure Your Current Cyber Policy Will Protect against New Financial Exposures — […]

The Social Media Fraud Revolution: An RSA White Paper

In describing their new analysis, RSA writes:

The rise in popularity of multiple social media platforms throughout the world has caused many fraudsters to expand […]

Regulators in Cyberia: A Whitepaper from the Regulatory Transparency Project

“The Internet’s pioneers hardly envisioned the dramatic growth and transformation that characterize today’s Internet. A relative lack of regulation accelerated early digital innovation,” wrote […]

Cyber Security Law Report: EY Says Orgs Not GDPR-Ready

EY Global Data Analytics Survey Finds Lack of GDPR Preparedness and Need for Cross-Functional Collaboration

Despite an increasing number of technical and automated tools, organizations […]

News Release re HB Corporate Counsel and Cyber Risk Programs April 2018

For Immediate Release | Download PDF 
Cyber Attacks on U.S. Power Grids, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles and Blockchain Security – Upcoming HB Seminars Address These […]

Insurance Industry’s Role in Mitigating Natural Disasters

The insurance industry can play a role in helping prepare for future severe weather because the companies have a tremendous amount of data and […]

Attempt to Kill via Cyber Attack

“The only thing that prevented an explosion was a mistake in the attackers’ computer code,” the investigators said.
From the New York Times March 15, […]