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Espionage and Export Controls: The iPhone Hack Highlights The New World of Warfare

Last week, researchers at Citizen Lab uncovered sophisticated new spyware that allowed hackers to take complete control of anyone’s iPhone, turning the phone into a pocket-spy to intercept communications, track movements and...more

US China Trade War

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The October blog post will be broken up into two parts. This October 15th post will comment on the TPP Agreement signed today and well as President Xi Jinping’s recent trip to the US and my impressions from Beijing, China...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

US-China Cyber Deal Big on Promises, Short on Action

by LeClairRyan on

In the aftermath of recent cyberattacks attributed to China’s government and citizens, many observers prepared for a rather uncomfortable state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping last week. Then, as President Xi began his...more

Keep Your Frenemies Close: Proposed China Sanctions and the Price of Escalation

On August 30, 2015, the Washington Post broke a story that the Obama administration is developing a package of economic sanctions that will target Chinese companies and individuals who have benefitted from cybertheft. The new...more

DOD Adopts Interim Cyber Rules As Claims of Chinese Cyber Attacks Continue

by BakerHostetler on

U.S. officials have blamed Chinese government-backed attackers for many of the recent cyber attacks on U.S. government and business computer networks: “Researchers and government officials have determined that the Chinese...more

Hacking Your Rivals – Corporate Espionage in Major League Baseball

As we approach the dog days of summer, baseball season is again in full bloom. We previously discussed old-fashioned sign stealing in the context of teams trying to gain a competitive advantage during an actual game. But it...more

Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report Out

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

If you have never taken a close look at Verizon’s yearly Data Breach Investigations Report, we highly recommend that you do. It just came out, and is once again, a very informative read....more

Are Cyber War & Cyber Terrorism Insurable?

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

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

Verizon’s Data Breach Report Reveals The Nine Most Pressing Corporate Security Threats

by Blank Rome LLP on

As April comes to a close, it’s time once again for Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Data Breach Investigations Report to remind us just how important data security is to the corporate world. Released Wednesday, the report,...more

Cyber Espionage And Insurance Coverage

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

In the United States alone, it is estimated that the cost of “[c]yber-espionage and other malicious cyber crimes...[i s] between $24 billion and $120 billion annually.” In 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense’s classified...more

APT Threat Report Shows Cybersecurity Risks Not Limited to Identity Theft

by BakerHostetler on

We often talk to companies who believe they are an unlikely target for hackers because they do not have financial account information, Social Security numbers, or medical information. However, personal information is not the...more

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