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Avoiding Ransomware Attacks is Not a Pipe Dream: Actionable Steps to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim

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Recently, the largest gasoline pipeline in the United States fell victim to a ransomware attack that caused the pipeline to go offline for several days. In addition to causing gas shortages across the Southeastern United...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Crippling Ransomware Attack on Pipeline Exposes Vulnerabilities in U.S. Critical Infrastructure

Colonial Pipeline, a company that transports more than 100 million gallons of gasoline and other fuel daily across 14 states from Houston to New York Harbor, shut down the pipeline last Friday after discovering ransomware on...more

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Biden’s Cyber EO Aims to Improve Federal Security and Move Private Sector

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On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued the long-expected Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (“EO” or “Order”). The EO comes amidst a series of high-profile cyber-attacks on the Nation and its critical...more

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Colonial Pipeline Up and Running After Five Days of Grappling with Ransomware Attack

It is being reported late on May 12, 2021, that Colonial Pipeline is returning to full operations following a devastating ransomware attack that was discovered on May 7, 2021....more

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President Biden Signs Executive Order to Improve the Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks

On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order which is aimed at improving the nation’s cybersecurity and protecting federal government networks. The Executive Order has been in the works for some time, but the...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Disruptionware VI: Cyber-Attack against Colonial Pipeline Illustrates Continued Vulnerability of American Energy and...

Disruptionware attacks have become increasingly more common over the last few months. Just last month, I wrote about a dangerous disruptionware attack against a Florida Water Treatment Center that could have been a mass...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Energy and Cleantech Counsel

Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Highlights Vulnerability of Nation’s Energy Sector

This post is a follow up from our recent discussion of the cyberattack that took the 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline offline last week and the growing threat ransomware poses to our nation’s energy system. On May 10, 2021, a...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

President Biden Signs Executive Order to Strengthen Cybersecurity for Federal Government Following Colonial Pipeline Attack

President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, on the heels of the cyber-attack against Colonial Pipeline Co., which suffered a major ransomware attack late last week that has caused supply chain...more

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Major U.S. Gas Pipeline Shuts Down Thanks to Another Ransomware Attack

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Colonial Pipeline, the largest gas pipeline in the United States, temporarily shut down its operations on Friday following a ransomware attack. A major distributor of fuel from U.S. Gulf Coast refineries to the Atlantic Coast...more

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Pipeline Ransomware Attack Underscores Cyberthreats to Critical Infrastructure

As has been reported, a recent ransomware attack has caused an interstate pipeline and fuel supplier to much of the eastern United States to shut down its operations. Although the attack did not compromise operational...more

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[Webinar] 2021 National Security Series: The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and Recent Developments - June 8th, 2:00 pm -...

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FARA is a disclosure statute that seeks to ensure that all persons acting politically or quasi-politically on behalf of foreign entities in the United States properly disclose their activities to the U.S. government. In...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The UK’s National Security & Investment Act

The newly enacted National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the “Act”) introduces a broad regime enabling the Government to intervene in M&A transactions on the grounds of national security. ...more

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UK National Security and Investment Act 2021 creates a screening regime for foreign investment

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The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act), which was enacted on 29 April 2021, creates an extensive new regime for screening foreign investment in the UK. ...more

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National Security And Investment Act Receives Royal Assent

On 29 April 2021, there was a significant development in the evolving European national security landscape, when the National Security and Investment Act (the “Act”) was granted Royal Assent and passed into law in the United...more

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Bankruptcy Can Trigger CFIUS Review

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) screens significant foreign investments in U.S. businesses to assess their impact on U.S. national security. Investments deemed a threat may be blocked or...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Germany Further Tightens Rules on Foreign Direct Investment

Key Points - On April 27, 2021, the German government adopted the 17th Regulation for the Amendment of the German Foreign Trade Regulation (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung (AWV)). The regulation, which came into force on May...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

DOJ Announces Resolution Of First-Ever Voluntary Self-Disclosure Related To Export Control And Sanctions Violations

On April 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts (collectively, “DOJ”) announced that DOJ entered into a precedent-setting...more

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Currents Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

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I recently had the chance to visit with Tom Pannell, Managing Director in K2 Integrity’s Investigations and Risk Advisory practice on the current M&A and deal making scene. We explored it from both the domestic and...more

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Additional Changes in German Foreign Direct Investment Control

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The 17th amendment to the German Foreign Trade and Payment Ordinance ("AWV") adopted by the federal government on April 27, 2021, included—compared to the original draft—a number of changes relevant to M&A transactions with a...more

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Weekly COVID-19 Oversight & Enforcement Report - May 2021

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The Congressional Oversight Commission released its 12th report on April 30. The report focuses on a $700 million loan to trucking company Yellow Corporation (formerly known as YRC Worldwide) under the CARES Act loan program...more

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Potential CFIUS Implications of Proposed Strategic Competition Act of 2021

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The Strategic Competition Act of 2021, approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 21, 2021, signals continued bipartisan consensus to orient U.S. policy towards aggressive action to counter China....more

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Foreign direct investments in the Czech Republic: do not trust, but control

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As of 1 May 2021, a foreign direct investment control regime has become applicable in the Czech Republic. Act No. 34/2021 Coll., on the screening of foreign investments (the Act), applies, among others, to acquisitions of at...more

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Broadening the scope further – Latest revisions of German FDI rules go live

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The latest amendment of the German FDI rules brings mandatory reviews for 16 additional "critical activities" – but also some welcomed clarifications. The amendment entered into force on May 1, 2021 and is applicable to all...more

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CFIUS Doesn’t Mean Chinese Companies Can’t Invest In The US

Despite heightened US-China trade tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptive effects on the global economy, mergers and acquisitions continue. The US government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more

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[Webinar] International Private M&A Deals: Anticipating Different Deal Customs and Top Tips for Gaining Antitrust Clearance - June...

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With differing deal customs and increasing international antitrust clearance requirements, an international private M&A transaction faces many potential pitfalls. In this one-hour webinar we provide top tips on how best to...more

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