Christy S. Hawkins

Christy S. Hawkins

Christy Hawkins focuses her practice on privacy, cybersecurity, and incident response. She advises clients on state, federal, and international data security and privacy issues, including compliance and risk management. She conducts risk assessments and prepares key documentation, such as incident response plans, privacy policies, and privacy notices. Christy supports organizations of all sizes and in various market sectors, including financial institutions, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, insurance, pharmaceutical, software/SaaS, and security.

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New FBI Alert to Healthcare Providers – Beware of COVID-19 Phishing Campaigns

Healthcare providers are under siege, not only from the COVID-19 pandemic, but also from cyber criminals.  Following reports of targeted email phishing attempts, the FBI issued a FLASH alert warning healthcare providers on April 21, 2020, that they are at heightened risk for cyber attacks that use COVID-19 as bait.  The FBI’s FLASH alert follows its repeated alerts about cyber … Continue Reading

COVID-19 Isn’t the Only Virus to Fear: Cybersecurity Attackers Target Hospitals Amidst COVID-19

Among the many obstacles facing businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are new cyberattacks targeting key infrastructure and industry in the United States. With all the compounding factors making this threat even more dangerous, the spike in cyberattacks was so significant that the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) has become involved and issued a “purple notice” alert to Continue Reading

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