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Who Says There’s No Crying in Baseball?

To those who shrug off cybertheft as a victimless crime that shouldn’t involve any real punishment, there’s a federal judge in Houston who just officially delivered a very different message on the subject. U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes sentenced former … Continue reading

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Another Plug for Keeping Secrets Secret

Just a quick post to follow up on the item I wrote back in June about the hack into the Houston Astros’ Ground Control database by someone within the St. Louis Cardinals’ front office.

We now know the culprit was Chris Correa, a former Cardinals scouting director who recently pled guilty to five counts of accessing Astros computers without authorization from 2013-14. Correa was able to get into the Astros’ database because he had the password of a former Cardinals’ employee who had joined the Astros. Continue reading

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More on the Astros/Cardinals Hacking Scandal

I went on KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate, last weekend to discuss the Houston Astros/St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal. You can check out the video here.

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Cardinal/Astros Hack: Earth-Shaking in Baseball, Business as Usual in the C-Suite

The recent hack into the Houston Astros’ Ground Control database may be unprecedented in sports, but it has echoes of countless trade secret theft cases in the business world. And even if the culprit turns out to be just one or two “rogue elements” within the Cardinals’ front office, it also offers lessons to high-level executives who change jobs. Continue reading

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Rolling out the welcome (home) mat to Nolan Ryan

Usually, when an executive says they’re making a move “to spend more time with family,” it’s code for “there’s a lot more to this story than we’re telling you.” But in the case of former Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan’s … Continue reading

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