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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported yesterday that fingerprint data stolen during the breach of almost 22 million Americans’ data is estimated to be 5.6 million instead of the original estimate of 1.1 million....more
Two data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) affecting over 20 million Americans led to a bipartisan effort to push for legislation that would provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with new...more
State breach notification statutes are being amended on almost a monthly basis. Several laws have, or will soon have, a mandatory notification deadline for notifying affected individuals after the discovery of the incident....more
On September 2, 2015, the University of Delaware announced that Professor Haining Wang had received a three-year, $2 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) to investigate energy and power safety in...more
Is Controlled Unclassified Information Out of Control? The OMB apparently thinks so. On August 11, 2015, the Obama administration, through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which is the largest office within the...more
On August 31, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Executive Order B-34-15. The Order directs the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to establish the California Cybersecurity Integration Center...more
On August 31, California Governor Edmund G. Brown signed Executive Order B-34-15. A response to recent cyber-attacks, this order is intended to bolster the state’s preparedness, to improve inter-agency, cross-sector...more
You may have missed it this past weekend, but reports indicate the United States is considering sanctioning Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s alleged cyber hacking of U.S. trade...more
As part of the government’s recent clarion call to improve our individual and collective cybersecurity posture, several federal and state agencies have released a variety of guidelines, frameworks, best practices and tips. ...more
In 2013 alone, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) responded to more than 256 cyber-incident reports—more than half of them in the energy...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
House District 19 Special Election -
On November 3, 2015 the citizens of Sanford can take...more
New Technology = New Threats -
With new technology comes new security concerns. But when that new technology is in the medical field, the cybersecurity vulnerabilities can be particularly devastating.
On July 31, the White House released a report on its 30-day cybersecurity “sprint,” launched on June 12 in the wake of the Office of Personnel Management hacks. The report is brief, providing statistics on each agency’s use...more
A sophisticated cyberattack on the U.S. power grid could cause nearly $250 billion in economic losses and, under the most severe circumstances, cost more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, according to a recent report...more
The announcement on June 4th of a massive cybersecurity attack that compromised data stored on Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems for 4.2 million current and former federal employees is the most recent head-smacking...more
More details continue to emerge about the cyber attack and data breach disclosed last week of the U.S. federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and those details continue to get worse. While original reports...more
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act ("PCNA"), which would give companies certain liability protection against potential lawsuits when sharing cyber threat...more
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that hackers have stolen the personal information of approximately 4 million current and former federal employees, including names, birthdates and social security...more
Does your company provide or use a cybersecurity product or service? Are you concerned about the potential liability for yourself, your distributors and your customers if your cybersecurity product is used in an attempt to...more
Following Wednesday’s approval of the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R.1560) (“PCNA”), the House of Representatives passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (H.R. 1731) (“NCPAA”) on Thursday, a move...more
The frequency of cyber war and terrorism is no longer the risk. The magnitude of the potential damages is the real threat.
It’s conceivable that an enemy of the U.S. government could hack a U.S. energy, water, or fuel...more
On November 14, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a report critical of the agency’s performance in protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and...more
Another year has passed and we again welcome October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
It seems a bit dismissive to have only one month dedicated to cybersecurity awareness given the magnitude and number of...more
In recognition of the increasing threat that cyber-attacks pose to the state's infrastructure and the considerable costs that government and private sectors are estimated to spend on cyber security (more than $70 billion...more
On February 5, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches Be Prevented?” The hearing follows two consecutive Senate...more
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