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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

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

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

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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