Five Takeawars from the OCR Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents

​ Five Takeaways from the OCR  Reminder on HIPAA Obligations In Ransomware Incidents   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Apparently prompted by the recent high-profile wave of ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services’ ...[Read more]

Published: 7/5/2017 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

After the (WannaCry) Affair: Six Tips To Evaluate Your Cyberinsurance

​ After the (WannaCry) Affair: Six Tips To Evaluate Your Cyberinsurance by Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky    As previously noted, a recent ransomware attack crippled over 75,000 computers worldwide. The United States was largely spared the brun ...[Read more]

Published: 6/15/2017 | 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

​​Wave ​of Ransomware Attacks Cripples Dozens of Institutions Worldwide including U.K.'s NHS

​ Wave of Ransomware Attacks Cripples Dozens of Institutions Worldwide Including Britain’s NHS   By Saad Gul and Michael E. Slipsky   Movie buffs are familiar with a favored narrative arc: something with tremendous power, such as the Ebola virus ...[Read more]

Published: 5/12/2017 | 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

Five Highlights From OCR Guidance On HIPAA Compliance In Cloud Computing

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidelines for HIPAA-covered entities that utilize cloud computing in processing electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). The increased use of cloud comput ...[Read more]

Published: 10/20/2016 | 0  Comments | 0  Links to this post

Your Money or Your Data: Ten Things You Need To Know About Ransomware

​​In 2013, hackers attacked a venerable Swansea, Massachusetts institution via ransomware. Ransomware is software that locks users out of computers or specific files until the victim pays a “fee” to release the lock. Such attacks have become increas ...[Read more]

Published: 9/14/2016 | 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