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SEC Issues Cybersecurity Risk Alert

On April 15th, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued a Risk Alert concerning its initiative to assess the cybersecurity preparedness of the securities industry. The Risk Alert states that...more

4/22/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection OCIE SEC

Issue Of Gmail Users’ Consent To Google’s Email-Interception Practices Defeats Class Certification

Google recently scored a big victory in its battle against claims that it is illegally intercepting and scanning the content of emails in order to provide personalized advertisements to Gmail users. Plaintiffs in the various...more

4/14/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Email Google

What Makes A Bank's Information Security Procedures "Commercially Unreasonable?"

In Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People's United Bank, a federal court ruled that failing to review and respond to security alerts may render a bank's information security procedures commercially unreasonable. In...more

2/21/2014 - Banks Cybersecurity Data Protection

Allowing Employees To Connect Own Devices Has Risks, Benefits

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. People are spending more and more money to have the latest smart devices, and employers are struggling to keep up with employees’ demands for the latest technology. Originally...more

2/4/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Data Protection Employer Liability Issues Mobile Devices

The "Internet Of Things" Will Impact Law And Regulation In 2014

If 2013 was the year of "Big Data," 2014 will be the year of the "Internet of Things." The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with...more

1/16/2014 - big Black Box FTC Internet of Things Mobile Devices Privacy Concerns Surveillance Wireless Devices Wireless Technology

NIST Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework For Critical Infrastructure Organizations

In accordance with the President's Executive Order on Cybersecurity issued on October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") released the draft of its Cybersecurity Framework, intended to help...more

10/24/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection NIST

Risky Business: "Bring-Your-Own-Device" And Your Company

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Largely prompted by Apple, Samsung, and Google’s consumer-centric marketing strategies, people are spending more and more money on the latest and fastest mobile devices, upgrading them...more

9/23/2013 - Bring Your Own Device Cybersecurity Data Protection Discovery Mobile Device Management Smartphones

NIST Releases Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework For Critical Infrastructure Organizations

In accordance with the President’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity, issued earlier this year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") is rapidly preparing a Cybersecurity Framework of best practices and...more

9/6/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection NIST

Academic Institutions Face Increased Threat Of Cyberattacks

American research universities typically structure their data and digital networks to be as accessible and open as possible to promote the open exchange and sharing of information. ...more

7/19/2013 - Colleges Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Hackers Information Security Universities

Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act Set For Markup Session

The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence panel will mark up the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this week. Last year, CISPA met strong opposition from privacy advocates and the public due to...more

4/10/2013 - CISPA Cybersecurity Electronic Communications Markups Pending Legislation Privacy Policy

Bill Introduced On Warrantless GPS Tracking

On March 21, a bipartisan group of legislators in the House of Representatives introduced a new bill, the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, which would force law enforcement to obtain a warrant to track suspects with...more

3/26/2013 - Barack Obama Fourth Amendment GPS Proposed Legislation Search & Seizure Warrants

White House Cyber Security Coordinator Warns Regulations Are Needed

A sweeping cyber security law is unlikely to pass any time soon. White House Cyber Security Coordinator Michael Daniel warned last week that President Obama's Executive Order on Cyber Security (EO) could result in new...more

3/6/2013

Investors Demand Cyber Security Transparency

Almost daily we hear about a new cyber threat or information security breach. Just last week one of the world's largest cloud services providers, Evernote, fell victim to an attack that resulted in a security breach that...more

3/6/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Evernote Investors Transparency

White House Issues Strategy Warning Of Dangers To U.S. Companies From Hackers

The White House warned yesterday that hackers and “hacktivist” groups have the intent and capability to target U.S. companies and steal confidential data. A new executive strategy explains that the threat of corporate...more

2/22/2013 - Cybersecurity Economic Espionage Act Espionage Hackers Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets

The White House Issues An Executive Order On Cybersecurity

During the State of the Union address, President Obama announced that he had signed and issued an Executive Order on cybersecurity. The Executive Order calls for cooperation and information sharing between the private...more

2/13/2013 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity DHS Executive Orders Infrastructure NIST State of the Union

FTC Issues Report On Mobile Privacy

On February 1, the FTC released a comprehensive report titled “Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency. As its title suggests, many of the recommendations in the report target mobile privacy issues. ...more

2/8/2013 - Apple Dashboard Do Not Track FTC Google Mobile Apps Mobile Privacy Disclosures

Discussion Draft Of Application Privacy, Protection, And Security Act (APPS Act) Released

Earlier this month, Representative Hank Johnson, a member of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, released a discussion draft of a bill titled the Application Privacy, Protection,...more

1/30/2013 - App Developers APPS Act Consent Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection Mobile Apps Notice Requirements

Department Of Homeland Security Announces Final Rule On Unlawful Presence Waivers

The Department of Homeland Security today announced a final rule that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to...more

1/4/2013 - Citizenship DHS Unlawful Presence Waivers USCIS Visas

The White House Is Finalizing An Executive Order On Cybersecurity

With Capitol Hill and the media both focusing on the “fiscal cliff,” the White House has quietly moved one step closer to issuing an executive order (“EO”) on cybersecurity....more

1/2/2013 - Cybersecurity NIST

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