Tara McGraw Swaminatha

Tara McGraw Swaminatha

DLA Piper

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Microsoft-Ireland: Decision underscores tension between privacy principles and the digital environment

The Second Circuit has rendered its long-awaited opinion in Microsoft Corp. v. United States (Microsoft-Ireland), finding that Microsoft was not obligated to turn over to the government a customer’s emails stored exclusively...more

7/20/2016 - Cloud Storage Criminal Investigations Electronically Stored Information Extraterritoriality Rules Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Ireland Microsoft MLAT Popular Privacy Concerns Privacy Laws Riley v California Search Warrant Stored Communications Act Subpoenas

Cybersecurity: past is prologue

Cyberattacks on businesses and developments in cybersecurity law took prominent places on the world’s front pages in 2015. As 2016 unfolds, we are not seeing this trend abate. Cyberattacks will only continue to grow in scale...more

3/30/2016 - Bitcoin Cybersecurity EU-US Privacy Shield Hospitals Internet of Things Popular Ransomware

Benchmark surveys: GCs, Executives Not Prepared to Defend Against Cyberbreaches - Key Protective Steps

Although cybersecurity has become a more prominent issue for executives and boards of directors, three recent benchmark surveys - the BDO Board Survey, the 2015 Consero Group’s General Counsel Data Survey, and the 2015 US...more

11/17/2015 - Board of Directors Cybersecurity Incident Response Plans NIST Popular Surveys

Plan Now to Use Off-Band Communications During an Incident Response: Key Points

Your company is in crisis mode in the throes of a security incident response (IR). But you are calmly executing your well-honed IR plan - a plan you developed and tested during mock exercises over the past year. You are...more

10/28/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Digital Communications Incident Response Plans Risk Assessment Risk Management

Wire transfer phishing - an old scam returns: simple steps to protect your organization

Companies around the world are seeing the resurgence of an old scam: wire transfer phishing attacks that trick employees into wiring money from company bank accounts to criminals’ bank accounts. Over the past several...more

8/14/2015 - Banks Best Practices Cybersecurity Email Policies Fraudulent Wire Transfers Law Enforcement Phishing Scams Risk Management

New York State releases cybersecurity report on insurance industry, will assess New York-regulated insurers’ cybersecurity

The New York Department of Financial Services has released its Report on Cyber Security in the Insurance Sector and announced it will begin conducting targeted cybersecurity assessments of New York-regulated insurance...more

2/13/2015 - Audits Cybersecurity Information Reports Insurance Industry NYDFS

New York Department of Financial Services Releases Report on Cybersecurity in the Insurance Industry; announces new targeted...

On February 8, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services released its Report on Cyber Security in the Insurance Sector, and announced that it will begin conducting targeted cybersecurity assessments of New...more

2/11/2015 - Audits Cybersecurity Information Reports Insurance Industry NYDFS Popular

So You Think You Have a Point of Sale Terminal Problem?

If your company has a Point of Sale (POS) terminal anywhere in its infrastructure, you are no doubt aware from the active media coverage that malware attacks have been plaguing POS systems across the country....more

9/23/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Malware Point of Sale Terminals Popular

Hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords – 4 steps to take now

The New York Times reported this week that an organized Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion user name and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses from hundreds of...more

8/8/2014 - Cyber Attacks Data Breach Data Protection Hackers Russia

5 Next Steps For Companies After News of Massive Russian Data Breach

Before taking any action on this latest data breach news out of Russia, there are a number of things to understand....more

8/7/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection First Glance Popular Russia

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