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House Oversight Committee Holds Hearing On Status Of Federal Government IT

On March 14, 2018, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform brought senior federal officials together to testify about the current state of federal government IT and modernization plans. The hearing featured...more

3/22/2018  /  DHS , GAO , Oversight Committee

FINRA Releases Report On Examination Program Observations

On December 6, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a report describing findings and observations from its member firm examination program (the “Report”)....more

12/12/2017  /  Cybersecurity , FINRA , SEC

G-7 Officials Release Report On Cybersecurity In The Financial Sector

n October 13, 2017, finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven (the “G-7”) released a report entitled Fundamental Elements for Effective Assessment of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector. The G-7...more

UK House Of Lords Issues Report On Post-Brexit EU Data Transfers

On July 18, 2017, the UK’s House of Lords European Union Committee published a report on EU data protection standards and the impact on the U.K. in the wake of Brexit. The House of Lords’ report, entitled, Brexit: the EU data...more

A Constitutional Check on Cross-Border Enforcement Tactics: Takeaways from the Second Circuit’s Decision in United States v. Allen

Today’s global investigations frequently involve the cooperation of many government agencies in multiple countries. On July 18, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down a decision creating a major...more

Senate Subcommittee Focuses On State-Sponsored Cyber Threats

On June 13, 2017, the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy held a hearing entitled “State-Sponsored Cyberspace Threats: Recent Incidents and U.S. Policy...more

Accenture Survey Report Highlights Banking Cybersecurity Concerns And Offers Solutions

On April 19, 2017, professional services company Accenture released the results of its survey of security executives in the banking sector relating to cybersecurity strategy and priorities. The survey results and...more

Federal Trade Commissioner Criticizes Repeal Of FCC Privacy Rules

On April 17, 2017, Federal Trade Commissioner Terrell McSweeny spoke at an event in Washington, D.C., hosted by New America’s Open Technology Institute about broadband privacy issues in the wake of the repeal of the Federal...more

Uptick In Coordinated U.S.-Brazil Anti-Corruption Enforcement

As companies expand across borders and invest more heavily abroad, foreign enforcement authorities are following the example set by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in directing...more

FCC Releases Cybersecurity Risk Reduction White Paper

On January 18, 2017, during the final days of the Obama Administration, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a white paper (the “FCC Paper”) on cybersecurity risk mitigation in communications networks. The...more

New Rules of the Cyber Road: Federal Banking Regulators Seek Comment by January 17, 2017 on Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations

Continuing the trend of recent years, cybersecurity has remained at the top of the regulatory agenda for several federal and state agencies. For financial institutions, keeping track of the dizzying array of proposed...more

FFIEC Releases Answers To FAQs About Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

On October 17, 2016, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC” or the “Council”) released a set of answers to frequently asked questions about its cybersecurity assessment tool (the “CAT”). The FFIEC, an...more

Survey Of Federal Government IT Personnel Finds Big Data Analytics Enhances Cybersecurity; Challenges Persist

On August 29, 2016, MeriTalk, a public-private partnership that works on government Information Technology (“IT”) issues, released a report titled “Navigating the Cybersecurity Equation.” The report examines how federal...more

King & Spalding Lawyers Discuss The Regulatory Landscape At Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Conference

On July 25 and 26, 2016, industry stakeholders assembled in Arlington, Virginia, to participate in the Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation Conference sponsored by Q1 Productions. The conference focused on the...more

White House Releases National Privacy Research Strategy

On July 1, James Kurose, the Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation, and Keith Marzullo, the Director of the National Coordination Office for...more

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