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North Carolina is the First State to Prohibit Public Entities from Paying Ransoms: What Does This Mean for North Carolina Public Schools and Universities?

On April 5th, North Carolina became the first state to prohibit state agencies and local governments from paying ransoms after becoming victims of a ransomware attack. Indeed, in addition to prohibiting said entities from paying ransoms, North Carolina’s new law actually goes so far as to prohibit a public entity from even communicating with threat … Continue Reading

Welcome Brian Craig to the Digital Assets and Data Management Group

Please join me in welcoming Counsel Brian Craig to the Digital Assets and Data Management Group. Brian is located in our Washington, D.C. office and is a member of the Digital Risk Advisory and Cybersecurity (DRAC) Team. Brian has deep experience in guiding clients with federal government contracts considerations through cybersecurity matters. Cyber incidents for … Continue Reading

Welcome to Data Counsel

Dear Friends, In January, we announced the creation of the firm’s 6th practice group—Digital Assets and Data Management. Since September 2010, members of our group have been covering privacy and security topics through our Data Privacy Monitor blog. Today, we are excited to launch our rebranded blog – Data Counsel – to more fully capture … Continue Reading