Category Data Security & Privacy

Your Company Just Enabled a Remote Workplace. . . but is it Secure?

The rapid spread of COVID-19 in the US has forced many companies to establish remote access to their systems in order to continue to operate. As an attorney working with clients on data security matters, I am seeing an uptick in compromised Microsoft Office 365 accounts as companies make the transition. Office 365 is a great platform that allows... Read More

Responding to a Breach Incident

Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Law Clerk, Casey Sievert, and BrownWinick attorney, Brian McCormac With the growing number of data security incidents and the potential for bet-the-company sized risks, it is crucial to know how to navigate such an event. BrownWinick’s data security and privacy team specializes in helping businesses... Read More

Targeted Cyber Attacks are Rapidly Increasing in 2019

Your company, your vendors and suppliers, and your customers are currently under the biggest wave of cyber-attacks that I’ve seen since the internet was created. If you have not noticed this latest wave of attacks, your vendors and customers have or your company may simply not be aware that it has already been attacked. Along with being a... Read More

Unifying GDPR With US Laws Compliance

Matt McKinney was a guest speakers on an international podcast - Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor Rebecca Herold. The podcast was on "Unifying GDPR With US Laws Compliance." Organizations are struggling to meet compliance with GDPR, US regulations and laws and all the other worldwide data protection legal requirements. There is... Read More

GDPR is Here-Is Your Business Ready?

When you think of Black Friday, you may cringe about stampeding customers seeking bargains the day after Thanksgiving. However, Friday, May 25, 2018 brings an entirely different source of dread for businesses: compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). You are not alone if your business is not ready for GDPR, as a recent... Read More


Drew Larson, an attorney at BrownWInick, was quoted in an article titled, "Cybersecurity," in the March 2016 edition of the Business Record Iowa (in partnership with The Iowa Association of Business and Industry). Read More

Cyber-Security - A Concern for Iowa

Drew Larson, an attorney at BrownWinick, was a guest on the Insight on Business and News Hour Radio Show. Drew spoke with Michael Libbie on attempting to inform and engage businesses about the real threat of cyber-security issues. Read More

Invalidation of Safe Harbor, EU to US Data Security Measures Tested, Failed

Historically, European nations have placed much greater emphasis on data security than the United States, and the European Union has taken a proactive approach to protecting the privacy of its residents. In the mid-1990s, the EU implemented a comprehensive data protection law, called the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection.... Read More

Cybersecurity and Your Board of Directors

Check out BrownWinick attorney Matt McKinney's latest blog post, Cybersecurity and Your Board of Directors, featured in the Business Record's IowaBiz Blog. Read more IowaBiz Blogs at Read More