Domestic organizations need to be cautious of COVID-19-related phishing attacks, which have the potential to cripple business and administrative operations during the time of a health emergency.
Steve Stransky is a partner at Thompson Hine LLP, where he focuses on cybersecurity and data privacy law. He previously served as a deputy legal adviser at the National Security Council and as an attorney-adviser (intelligence law) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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