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Congress surprised many by passing five cybersecurity bills during the post-election “lame duck” session that concluded last week. The White House has indicated that the President will sign all five measures into law. ...more
On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed several significant cybersecurity bills into law. These bills include the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act, the...more
On December 18, President Obama signed five cybersecurity-related bills into law; an attempt to increase cyber protection in the wake of recent data breaches. This is the first time in 12 years that any significant...more
Cost sharing, consumerism, price transparency, patient engagement, value-based purchasing, affiliations, consolidation, access, community partnerships, narrow networks, cost containment, post-acute care, talent...more
On December 10, the U.S. Senate passed by voice vote S. 2519, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014. The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (12 U.S.C. § 121 et seq.) by...more
The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (CEA) was passed by the House and the Senate on December 11th, and signed by the President on the 18th. The bill formalizes the role of the National Institute for Standards and...more
The final spending bill of the 113th Congress, which keeps the government doors open until September 30th of 2015, was passed by the House on December 11th, the Senate on the 13th, and signed by the President on December...more
The National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014 (NCPA) was passed by the House on December 8th, by the Senate on December 10th, and signed by the President on December 18th. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and...more
One of the few things the parties in Congress can agree upon these days is cybersecurity – at least when it comes to directing the federal government’s cyber activities. In its final days, the 113th Congress reached agreement...more
The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) was passed by the Senate on December 8th, by the House on December 10th, and by the President on December 18th. It is a comprehensive bill intended to bring...more
The Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 was passed by the Senate on September 18th, by the House on December 10th, and signed by the President on December 18th. It contains provisions from the Cybersecurity Workforce...more
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With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are struggling with that age-old question: “what do you get for the person who has everything?” Well, if that...more
While most political observers were focused last week on the debates surrounding passage of the so-called “Cromnibus” spending bill, less noted was the fact that the U.S. Congress managed to pass a number of cyber-security...more
After years of pundits saying "oh, major cyber legislation will pass this year," it may finally be happening. Last week Congress hammered out details on four different cyber bills that are intended to help the country move...more
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Suffered a cyber attack over the last year? Members of Congress want to hear about it, and all financial institutions should be prepared to competently respond to government inquiries if they are a...more
This week, there has been a flurry of last-minute action on various cybersecurity items in both the House and Senate. Much of the legislative activity involved modest adjustments to, or confirmation of, the authority or...more
The USA Freedom Act was blocked in the Senate on November 18 when the sponsors could not obtain cloture, the 60 votes needed to shut down debate and obtain a vote on the bill. The bill addressed the limits of government data...more
On October 17, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order for its BuySecure Initiative requiring government agencies to transition payment processing terminals and credit, debit and other payment cards to employ enhanced...more
On December 3, the Merchant and Financial Associations Cybersecurity Partnership (“Partnership”) submitted a letter to Congress requesting its consideration of adopting cybersecurity information sharing legislation. ...more
The White House currently is reviewing a series of policy proposals related to the integration of drones into domestic airspace that may affect local governments and their ability to regulate. Both the FAA’s proposed rules...more
There are two categories of cybersecurity legislation awaiting Congressional consideration during the lame duck. First, there are a number of non-controversial, narrowly focused bills that are likely to be adopted as part of...more
While not a much-discussed topic during campaign season, federal policy on cyber-security will likely see some material changes as a result of a Republican-controlled Senate. Just how significant those changes will be has yet...more
Why it matters -
In an effort to push retailers to adopt heightened security for credit and debit cards, President Barack Obama signed an executive order mandating chip-and-PIN technology for government cards. ...more
..Tale of the tape. Remember the 1980s? Back then, watching a movie on demand meant visiting your local video store and renting the video tape version of the film that you wanted to watch (assuming it was available). During...more
Yesterday, a coalition of 44 service and retail industry trade associations sent a letter to congressional leadership, urging the House and Senate to adopt a single data breach notification standard at the federal level. The...more
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