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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer, Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Dick Brooks is the inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software...

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Defendant disregarded the rights of Plaintiff and Class Members by intentionally, willfully, recklessly, or negligently failing to take and implement adequate and reasonable measures to ensure that the Pipeline’s critical infrastructure was safeguarded.

The ransom payment will look minuscule, if the plaintiffs prevail in this case.

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Matt Chester on Jun 23, 2021

The ransom payment will look minuscule, if the plaintiffs prevail in this case.

I doubt the DOJ will help them recover these payments, too!

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Richard Brooks on Jun 23, 2021

I'm guessing the Cyber Insurers won't cover these payments either, Matt.

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Bob Meinetz on Jun 23, 2021

Hopefully, Colonial (and 11,000 other ransomware victims) will sue Microsoft Corp. for the careless, sloppy implementation of Windows Exchange Server responsible for this mess.

Was trusting one of the world's largest providers of server software to promptly investigate and close security holes "reasonable and adequate"? I think so. Hopefully, a judge will too.

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