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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

Privacy Alert: NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework to Address Supply Chain Security

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a measurement standards laboratory in the United States Department of Commerce, released draft version 1.1 of its Framework for Improving Critical...more

White House Imposes Sanctions in Response to Malicious Russian Cyber Activity

by BakerHostetler on

On Dec. 29, 2016, in response to the Russian government’s “aggressive harassment of U.S. officials and cyber operations aimed at the U.S. election,” President Obama issued an Executive Order Taking Additional Steps to Address...more

United States Imposes Cybersecurity Sanctions on Russia

Key Points - - This action marks the first time sanctions have been imposed under the Cybersecurity Sanctions Program established on April 1, 2015, with the designation of nine entities and individuals. -...more

Obama’s National Cybersecurity Recommendations to Trump

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On December 1, 2016, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (Commission)—established ten months earlier by President Obama—released its Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy (Report). The 50-page...more

Obama Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Provides Recommendations to Next Administration

In April 2016, President Obama appointed the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (the “Commission”) to assess the state of our cybersecurity and develop actionable recommendations for securing the digital economy...more

Presidential Commission Releases Cybersecurity Report And Recommendations

by King & Spalding on

On December 1, 2016, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its final report with a series of recommendations for the incoming administration on strengthening the country’s cybersecurity. As explained...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

Senators Urge President Obama To Raise Cybersecurity During G20 Summit

by King & Spalding on

In advance of the 2016 Group of 20 (“G20”) Summit, which convened in Hangzhou, China, on September 4 and 5, several Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to make cybersecurity a priority. The...more

Cybersecurity News & Notes – July 2016 #2

In Case You Missed It: The EU/US Privacy Shield is set to go into effect this Tuesday, July 13, pending a decision today by the EU’s College of Commissioners. On Friday, July 8, the Privacy Shield agreement (entered into in...more

Top takeaways from North American Leaders' Summit and Canada-Mexico state visit

by Dentons on

This past week the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) was held in Ottawa, Canada, with US President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prior to the summit,...more

Preparing for Increased Cybersecurity Information Sharing

Cybersecurity remains a top focus of government regulators, and the prevailing trend is to encourage information sharing between the government and private entities to combat cybersecurity threats. In line with this theme, on...more

The President Agrees: Cybersecurity Must Include Your Car

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

For those of us who watch the automotive industry, the most interesting name on the list of appointees to President Barack Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity was Joe Sullivan. Why Mr. Sullivan? Because he...more

US Quadrennial Energy Review second round

by PretiFlaherty on

The U.S. Department of Energy is holding a series of public meetings centered on the topic of the second installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review, an integrated study of the U.S. electricity system from generation through...more

Obama Renews Cyber Sanctions Power

by King & Spalding on

On April 1st of last year, President Obama, by Executive Order 13694, declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to “deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - February 2016

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we examine the newly released details of the Privacy Shield, which would replace the Safe Harbor as the mechanism allowing transfers of personal data from the European...more

New Cybersecurity and Privacy Initiatives Announced In President Obama’s Final Budget

by King & Spalding on

On February 9, 2016, in connection with his annual budget request, President Obama announced a $19 billion Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) that the White House has described as a “capstone” to seven years of...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

That is SO last week - September 2015

by Zelle LLP on

Labor Day was the backdrop for a big announcement from President Obama. Beginning in 2017, federal contractors must grant paid sick leave to employees. The new Executive Order requires contractors to provide one hour of...more

U.S. Business Groups Urge Obama Administration To Address Chinese Cybersecurity Rules

by King & Spalding on

On August 11, 2015, a group of 19 U.S. business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US-China Business Council, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to push China to change its cybersecurity...more

The WSGR Data Advisor

In this issue: - Navigating Public Company Cybersecurity Obligations: Advising Boards and Disclosing to Investors - FTC Updates School-Related COPPA Guidance - Status Update on the EU Data Protection...more

Cyber risk: Why cyber security is important - We live in an increasingly networked world, from personal banking to government...

by White & Case LLP on

Cyber risk is now firmly at the top of the international agenda as high-profile breaches raise fears that hack attacks and other security failures could endanger the global economy. The Global Risks 2015 report,...more

Congressional Action Supports Improvement of Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure and Beyond

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

None of us in the United States – no family or individual, no industry or business, and no government agency – is immune from the potential devastation that cyber-attacks can wreak. No particular reminder is needed. Each day,...more

New Executive Order Allows for Sanctions Related to Cybersecurity

On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued a groundbreaking Executive Order (E.O.) enabling the United States to sanction persons that have (1) participated in malicious cyber-enabled activities constituting a “significant...more

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