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Switches and Sweets: Belsnickel Brings Defense Contractors and Subcontractors New Cybersecurity Controls in Preholiday Revisions...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

If you are aware of German Christmas folklore (and really, who isn’t?), you know that Belsnickel is a legendary companion of St. Nick who carries a switch with which to punish naughty children and a pocketful of sweets to...more

DoD Updates Cyber Incident Reporting Rule

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On October 4, 2016, a final rule implementing statutory requirements for Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors to report cyber incidents that result in an actual or potentially adverse effect on a covered...more

Government Contractors Brace For Continuing Changes in Cybersecurity Regulations

The federal government has responded to recent data breaches by making cybersecurity a top priority, and it continues to consider and implement a number of regulations that affect government contractors. Over the past...more

Department of Defense Revises Landmark Cybersecurity Rule, Extends Deadline for Some Compliance Requirements

by WilmerHale on

On December 30, 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a second interim rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, amending an earlier version issued on August 26, 2015. The new, amended...more

Expanding Cybersecurity Safeguarding Requirements, Reporting Obligations, and Cloud-Based Security: A Brief Guide to Understanding...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The United States Department of Defense promulgated an “interim” rule, effective August 26, 2015, which placed imposing and costly burdens on all DoD contractors and subcontractors (including small businesses and commercial...more

Defense Contractors – Under the DOD’s Interim Rule, It Is Time Once Again To Update Your Data Breach Response Plans

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In an interim final rule published on October 2, another layer has been added to the compliance landscape for defense contractors. In addition to complying with breach notification requirements in as many as 47 different...more

Securities Litigation and Enforcement Newsletter

by Fenwick & West LLP on

A CD or not a CD, That is the Question… That the Auditors Should Have Answered - A headline-grabbing SEC enforcement action last week against BDO USA and several of its national partners may lead audit firms to insist on...more

Defense Department Issues Interim Rule Requiring Contractor and Subcontractor Reporting of Cyber Incidents

by King & Spalding on

On August 26, 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) published a long-awaited Interim Rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require “rapid” reporting of “cyber incidents” that result in...more

Defense Department Issues Final Rule Requiring Safeguards For Unclassified Technical Information And Cyber Incident Reporting

by King & Spalding on

On November 18, 2013, the Department of Defense (DOD) published a Final Rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The new rule, which is effective immediately, is likely to have broad...more

New DoD Rule Promotes Voluntary Sharing of Cyber-Security Threat Information Between DoD and Defense Contractors

by BakerHostetler on

On October 22, 2013, the Department of Defense (DoD) published its Final Rule establishing a program for promoting voluntary sharing of cyber threat information between the DoD and government contractors. The DoD intends this...more

Congress Addresses Cybersecurity in National Defense Authorization Act by J.C. Boggs and Alexander K. Haas

by King & Spalding on

Given the failure to enact comprehensive cybersecurity legislation last year, Congress included several targeted statutory provisions setting federal defense policy on a range of cybersecurity issues in the National Defense...more

Cybersecurity Provisions Enacted under 2013 National Defense Authorization Act

by King & Spalding on

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (NDAA) into law. Each year Congress passes the NDAA to authorize funding levels for Department of Defense (DoD) programs and...more

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