Interactive Counsel

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Interactive Counsel

Jake Gilbert

Jake Gilbert, Associate at Arent Fox
Jake Gilbert
Los Angeles, CA

Jake is an associate in the Complex Litigation group of Arent Fox’s Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience representing international and domestic insurers in matters involving cyber liability, employment practices liability, and directors and officers liability.

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Jake was an associate at a national law firm. He also served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California.


Blog Posts by Jake Gilbert

Privacy & Security, Health Privacy & Security
Our Allies Under Attack! Ransomware Hits the Brits and Quickly Spreading Across Globe – Batten Down the Hatches NOW

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Last week, numerous hospitals operated by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) suffered a ransomware event in which hospital computer systems were encrypted, phone lines became inoperable, patients were diverted, and a Bitcoin ransom was demanded. Hospitals across Britain shut down their computer systems in order to protect patient data and prevent further spread and advised people to stay home unless there was an emergency. NHS Digital, Britain’s national hospital cybersecurity overseer, stated that 16 NHS organizations across Britain had reported an incident, but that the attack did not appear to be specifically targeting NHS hospitals. At this time, there is no indication that the ransomware has exfiltrated any personal data from the NHS.

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