How Equifax breach could hurt home sales; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, says ‘breach could complicate everything’

RealtorMag The recent Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal information of about 143 million Americans—one of the largest hacks on record—could put home sales at risk. For consumers trying to get a mortgage, the data breach, which compromised people’s Social Security numbers, addresses, and credit card information, could stall their loan approval or put them at risk for having their …

Arizona Businesses Under Cyberattack

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier This year, small and medium sized businesses in every state have been exposed to increased security threats, according to a new study by security software company Malwarebytes. These businesses are particularly vulnerable to attack because many do not have a dedicated IT department or IT security staff.  According to the …

Congress considers self-driving vehicle laws

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier, law clerk The potential consequences from lax cybersecurity have been well documented.  One hypothetical scenario garnering specific attention is a hacker being able to remotely control a “smart” vehicle.  In 2015, for example, a pair of “white hat” hackers – or ethical hackers – remotely controlled a …

[VIDEO] Tillerson to shut cyber office in state department reorganization; Rose Law Group litigation attorney Lauren Reynolds, who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, says ‘international cooperation’ vital

By Nick Wadhams and Nafeesa Syeed | Bloomberg Cyber coordinator helped negotiate 2015 pact with China Office will be merged into bureau handling economic affairs Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics said will diminish the U.S. …

Democrats steer clear of new Internet privacy bill in Congress; an ‘urgent issue,’ says Rose Law Group cyberlaw attorney Lauren Reynolds

By Melissa Quinn | Washington Examiner When Republicans used the Congressional Review Act this year to roll back Internet privacy regulations drafted during the Obama administration, they found themselves on the receiving end of attacks from Democrats, constituents, and even late-night TV hosts. The regulations proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would have required Internet service providers to obtain consent …

Apple expands bet on cutting edge privacy technology; although useful hardly a fail-safe method, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues

Differential privacy allows companies to analyze data without learning too much about users By Robert McMillan | The Wall Street Journal Last year, Apple Inc. kicked off a massive experiment with new privacy technology aimed at solving an increasingly thorny problem: how to build products that understand users without snooping on their activities. Its answer is differential privacy, a term …

Cybercrime is threatening transactions; don’t necessarily rely on the technology, says Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues

REALTORMag Cybercrime is posing a risk to an increasing number of real estate transactions, with home buyers’ down payment funds the main target of scammers. Anthony Lamacchia, broker-owner of Lamacchia Realty in Waltham, Mass., wrote a recent article for Boston.com warning consumers to beware about the scam. Criminals are targeting home buyers by sending them emails that look like they might …