​Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR

​ Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   The hour cometh. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) ...[Read more]

Published: 6/23/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Reminder from the SEC: An Update a Day Keeps Ransomware Away

Reminder from the SEC: An Update a Day Keeps Ransomware Away   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   In cybersecurity, as in other areas, new and exciting threats carry a visceral appeal that older and more mundane ones do not. Zero day exploits? ...[Read more]

Published: 5/23/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider: $ 2.5 Million

​ First HIPAA Settlement Involving Wireless Health Services Provider: $ 2.5 Million   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   We have previously written that the Internet of Things continues to spawn new cybersecurity and privacy concerns. These v ...[Read more]

Published: 4/26/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The Empire (State) Strikes Back: Six Highlights of New York’s New Cybersecurity regulations for Financial Institutions

​ The Empire (State) Strikes Back: Six Highlights of New York’s New Cybersecurity regulations for Financial Institutions By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky             Introduction The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS)’s finalize ...[Read more]

Published: 3/9/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Locked In Sixty Seconds: Ransomware, Remote Access, and the Brave New Internet of Things

Locked In Sixty Seconds: Ransomware, Remote Access, and the Brave New Internet of Things   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   A few months ago, we analyzed ransomware incidents and offered some suggestions for handling an episode. Ransomware i ...[Read more]

Published: 12/8/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

“They Can’t Do That To Our Pledges; Only We Can Do That To Our Pledges”: Admiral, Big Data, Privacy, and The Internet of Things

Anyone who has been ever bought insurance, resented the premium, contested a claim denial, or piled up hours and papers dealing with insurers would welcome anything that promised to lower their rates. Admiral, a British insurer recently proposed an ...[Read more]

Published: 11/3/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

The States Also Rise: Recent Settlements Illustrate Potential Pitfalls Regarding Children’s Privacy Laws

The States Also Rise: Recent Settlements Illustrate Potential Pitfalls Regarding Children’s Privacy Laws   By Saad Gul and Mchael E. Slipsky   Earlier this summer, we highlighted a settlement where the FTC had proposed its largest fine to date u ...[Read more]

Published: 10/14/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

About the Editors

​​Saad Gul, a former computer consultant, is a partner in Poyner Spruill's cyberlaw and privacy practice in Raleigh. Follow him on twitter @NC_Cyberlaw. Saad advises clients on a wide range of privacy, data security, and cyber liability issues, incl ...[Read more]

Published: 9/1/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post