Cyber Security

February, 2017

IoT and SCADA Breaches: Lessons Learned & Case Studies

Lawrence Dietz, TAL Global’s General Counsel and Managing Director of Information Security, TAL Global Corporation, will be the facilitator of a Peer-to-Peer presentation titled "IoT and SCADA Breaches: Lessons Learned & Case Studies", at the RSA Conference at the RSA Conference 2017, February 14, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. February 14, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM.
January, 2017

Fraud Alert! Film Industry Professionals

A fraud scam is being perpetrated on film industry professionals by a group of fraudsters, posing as Huaxia Film Distribution, a legitimate company.
November, 2016

The Recent Massive Internet Attack: What does it mean to you and what should you do about it?

The attack was executed by a botnet, called Mirai which is a collection of ‘captive’ devices, such as webcams and baby monitors. The botnet generated by tens of millions of IP addresses overloaded the system resulting in the massive outage.
June, 2016

What Does Gartner, Inc. Think about Cyber Security, and Why Should It Matter To You?

Gideon Gartner, a former financial analyst of the Gartner, Inc. revealed its “Top Security Predictions 2016”
March, 2016

Apple, The FBI and You

Recently, the US Federal government (in this case represented by the FBI) asked Apple Corporation to help them ‘crack’ the password of one of the iPhones used by a shooter in the December 2015 attack in San Bernadino attack where 14 people were killed and another 21 injured. Lawrence Dietz, Esq, TAL Global's General Counsel and Managing Director, Information Security, examines the background, reasons and ramifications of the recent clash between the two powerful organizations.
October, 2015

Safe Harbor: The TAL Global Perspective

The European Union Court of Justice issued a judgment on October 6, 2015 which declared the Safe Harbor Framework as invalid. While the long term effects of this ruling are far from clear, organizations that are doing business within the EU and those that are storing data about EU citizens and organizations need to be proactive to minimize the likelihood of problems with their international operations.
September, 2015

Harnessing Ancient and Modern Writings to Protect Your Company’s Confidential Information

Knowing yourself is, indeed, a core requirement for any organization to protect its sensitive information and intellectual property. This is also the core motive in Naomi Fine’s book: Positively Confidential: 10 Proven Steps to Protecting Confidential Information, Private Data, and Intellectual Property in Today’s Interactive Business World.
August, 2015

Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Information Systems and Organizations

The new NIST Special Publication 800-171 may offer organizations some good insight and guidance as to how to protect their sensitive information including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Card Industry (PCI), Personal Health Information (PHI), trade secrets and more.
June, 2015

Cyber Bullying and Revenge Porn in the Workplace

On June 16, 2015, Larry Dietz, Esq., TAL Global's General Counsel and Managing Director, Information Security, gave a presentation at the Cornerstones of Trust Conference, in Foster City, CA, titled: Cyber Bullying and Revenge Porn in the Workplace.
April, 2015

RSA 2015 – TAL Global Experts Shine a Light on the Unique Challenges of Cyber Security in Aviation

Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Erroll Southers Managing Director for Counterterrorism and Infrastructure Protection, and Lawrence Dietz, Esq. TAL Global’s General Counsel & Managing Director, Information Security, explored last Friday a rarely examined aspect of cyber security, when they urged the audience at RSA USA 2015 Conference to consider the ways in which aircraft systems and networks could become weapons of war - aimed at the US and its allies.