Mindi Giftos is a partner with Husch Blackwell LLP. She is a co-leader of the firm’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Breach Response teams and is the office managing partner of the firm’s Madison, Wis. office.
Part of any good cybersecurity program rests on spreading good habits and inculcating employees with best practices around handling data and using network resources. In this cybersecurity is as much a behavioral challenge as it as a technological one. That’s precisely why the recent coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, is so potentially harmful to a company’s cybersecurity efforts.
In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that privacy was no longer a “social norm.” Today, the Facebook founder is no doubt viewing social norms around privacy a bit differently, as are U.S. regulators and consumers.