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Will the Proposed “Countering Russian Hostilities Act” Stop Russian Cyberattacks?

by BakerHostetler on

On Jan. 10, 2017, a bipartisan group of five Republican and five Democratic senators announced their support for the Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017. Lindsey Graham, one of the senators who announced the proposed...more

The Future of Russia Sanctions: The Awkward Edition

On January 10, 2017, Senate Republicans and Democrats introduced bi-partisan legislation called the “Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017,” which would impose broad sanctions on Russia. The Act would codify the...more

Hey! Did You Hear? The United States Imposed Sanctions Against Russia.

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

For those of us who live and breathe U.S. economic sanctions, we are used to most people largely ignoring what goes on in our world. The United States’ recent imposition of new sanctions against Russia, however, was not one...more

US Expands Cyber-Related Sanctions Executive Order and Designates Russian Parties

by White & Case LLP on

On December 29, 2016, President Obama issued a new Executive Order (EO) entitled "Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities."...more

President Obama Sanctions Russia Over Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities

by WilmerHale on

President Obama amended a previously-issued executive order designed to address cyber-enabled activities yesterday in response to “Russia's cyber activities [that] were intended to influence the election, erode faith in U.S....more

Cybersecurity Advice from President Obama

We’re writing this week to highlight some of the ways in which President Obama’s evolving views on cybersecurity can help guide corporate governance of data security risks. In an interview with Wired Magazine, the President...more

FBI’s cyber most wanted: Spotlight on Firas Dardar and Ahmed Agha

New additions to the FBI’s Cyber’s Most Wanted List show “the line between ordinary criminal hackers and potential national security threats is increasingly blurry,” according to Assistant Attorney General for National...more

Africa Update - October 2015 #2

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Leading the News - Libya: On October 8th, The Washington Post provided an update on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) activities in Sirte, Libya. Since taking hold of Sirte earlier this year, ISIL...more

U.S., China Announce Cybersecurity Agreement During Xi Jiping’s Visit

by King & Spalding on

Chinese President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to the United States last week, and his itinerary included meetings with U.S. technology company leaders as well as President Barack Obama. Not surprisingly, his hosts...more

President Issues Executive Order to Block Assets of Foreign Cyber Attackers

by Perkins Coie on

President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13694 (EO 13694 or EO), “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.” EO 13694 is aimed at deterring cyber attacks,...more

United States Goes on the Offensive Against International Cybercrime - 2015 Cybersecurity Executive Order

On April 1, President Obama signed an Executive Order to combat the "national emergency" sparked by a rapidly evolving global cybercrime environment. The Executive Order directs the U.S. Treasury Department to impose...more

"President Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Sanctions Regime"

On April 1, 2015, President Barack Obama issued an executive order (the Order) authorizing sanctions against foreign individuals or entities found to be responsible for certain malicious cyberattacks. Under the Order, the...more

President Obama Signs Executive Order Authorizing Sanctions In Response To Malicious Cyber Activity

by King & Spalding on

On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order authorizing the first sanctions program to combat malicious cyber activity. The order permits the U.S. Department of the Treasury to freeze the assets of...more

Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanctions

As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued Executive Order No. 13694,...more

Now's the Time to Review Your OFAC Compliance Program

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanctions - New Sanctions Are Part of U.S. Escalation of Efforts to Bolster Cyber-Security: As part of a series of measures aimed at...more

President Obama Issues New Executive Order Authorizing Sanctions Against Cyber Attackers

by Dechert LLP on

President Obama issued an Executive Order (the “Order”) on April 1, 2015 that authorizes financial sanctions against certain “persons” (including both individuals and entities) designated by the Treasury Secretary to be...more

Executive Order Creates Cybersecurity Sanctions Framework

by WilmerHale on

On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against designated individuals or entities found to be engaged in malicious cyber activity, including various forms of...more

President Obama’s 2015 Priorities Include Cybersecurity

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

During his recent State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress “to finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children’s...more

Cybersecurity: The Obama Administration Proposes Legislation - Proposals Would Standardize Breach Notification Requirements,...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On January 13, 2015, in response to the continuing onslaught of cyber attacks, including the recent cybersecurity attack and data loss at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Obama Administration sent to Congress three...more

The First Law of International Dynamics: Sanctions May Be Transformed But Never Created or Destroyed

U.S. economic sanctions, by their nature, often change without warning. Since sanctions reflect U.S. foreign and national security policy, they must evolve rapidly with world events. Often, it seems that when one door is...more

Congress, The Administration Move Forward To Secure Critical US Infrastructure

by DLA Piper on

Cyber-attacks by both private actors and nation states against US critical infrastructure and individual communications users are on the rise. In Washington, DC, policy makers are increasing their focus on cyber threats on...more

White House Issues Another Strategy Plan To Protect U.S. Trade Secrets

Last week, the White House unveiled its “2013 Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Joint Strategic plan,” a roadmap to help the Department of Homeland Security combat intellectual property theft in the next three...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - April 25, 2013

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - Regulators Could Step in with Tougher Rules as Bank Profits Rise - Bill Would Force Study of Basel III Impact on Bank Capital Costs - Regulator Wants Enforcement Powers Against Bank...more

President Obama Issues Long-Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Snell & Wilmer on

As President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech to Congress on February 12, 2013, he simultaneously issued a highly anticipated Executive Order (“the Order”) focused on improving cybersecurity in the United...more

Executive Order: A Start Toward Tackling Cyber Security Problems

by Ifrah PLLC on

President Obama’s February 12 State of the Union address included the announcement of an executive order intended to permit greater sharing of information about possible threats to the nation’s cyber security among private...more

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