Jay Heiser

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Hack back, jack?

by Jay Heiser  |  March 20, 2013  |  1 Comment

It would be the rare soul indeed, who, after spending hours or even days cleaning up from a hack, didn’t feel the strong red rage of revengeful urges. And how many PC owners or site managers, still recovering lost data, time, and pride, if presented an opportunity to strike back at their attacker, to make […]

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Do Your Lawyers Actually Know What the Law Is?

by Jay Heiser  |  June 20, 2012  |  Comments Off

It is only Wednesday, and already I’ve reviewed at least 3 different policies that require employees to obey applicable laws. This is not just self-evident—its a professional cop-out. Somebody doesn’t need to spend years at a prestigious law school and then suffer through an 80-hour a week apprenticeship at a major law firm to provide […]

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Has ‘you must obey the law’ ever actually worked?

by Jay Heiser  |  June 19, 2012  |  Comments Off

Its not that I am categorically against the idea of law, but I am convinced that your typical corporate counsel is more motivated by personal convenience than by a sense of organizational proportion. I recognize why virtually every organizational IT policy has the requirement “you must obey the law”, but I question the utility of […]

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All employees must obey the law!

by Jay Heiser  |  December 14, 2011  |  Comments Off

Even worse is a policy statement such as “all employees must obey all applicable laws.” What reasonable person would disagree with that requirement? For a start, I would.

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