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Financial Regulatory Observer - February 2018: The year of blockchain: Global legal framework begins to take form

by White & Case LLP on

Virtual currency and blockchain (VC&B) technology are becoming an important component of the global financial system. Although VC&B were founded on a non-governmental philosophy, the technology is steadily gaining legitimacy....more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter - March 2018

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Features - Updates on the EU - Privacy & Data Security Team Launches GDPR Tracker Website. The Alston & Bird Privacy & Data Security Team recently launched the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Tracker website,...more

National Restaurant Association Releases New CyberSecurity Guide

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The National Restaurant Association recently released a new guide for restaurant operators looking for more information on how to increase their cybersecurity efforts. In 2015, the National Restaurant Association released...more

National Institute Of Standards And Technology Issues Discussion Draft Seeking Feedback On Internet Of Things Security And Privacy

by King & Spalding on

Last week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) issued a document to spark discussion amongst stakeholders regarding improving security and privacy risk management for the Internet of Things (“IoT”)...more

Legal Advisor Newsletter - First Quarter 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The topics in the Legal Advisor focus primarily on corporate and business matters, federal contracting, employment law, intellectual property and electronic commerce. We encourage our readers to communicate their views to us...more

FY 2019 Administration Budget Request

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump on February 12, 2018, submitted his budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The President's full budget calls for approximately $4.4 trillion in total spending. Much of the budget seeks...more

Practical DFARS Cybersecurity Compliance Tips – 5 KEY TAKEAWAYS

Kilpatrick Townsend’s Gunjan Talati, partner in the Government Contracts and Construction & Infrastructure Group, recently moderated a panel for the Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region chapter on Defense...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts - According to an article from, the Pentagon has issued a warning to defense-industry contractors, insinuating that they...more

Cybersecurity Update

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Last month many of you listened to the webinar Jon Williams and I did regarding the December 31, 2017, deadline to comply with the Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 and...more

New York Cybersecurity Regulations Could Affect Foreign Banks

Financial institutions covered by the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) new Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies must file their first annual certification by February 15, 2018....more

FTC Releases 2017 Privacy And Data Security Update

by King & Spalding on

On January 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released its annual report describing the agency’s activities over the past year in the areas of enforcement, advocacy, workshops, consumer education and business...more

NIST Issues Blockchain Technology Report to Help Businesses “Make Good Decisions” About Using Blockchain

On January 24, 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its “Draft NIST Interagency Report 8202 Blockchain Technology Overview” which it announced as NIST’s “Report on Blockchain Technology Aims...more

DHS and DOC Report on Botnets and IoT Security Recommends Increased Collaboration between Stakeholders in Private Industry and...

by Reed Smith on

On Jan. 5, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) released their joint draft report on “Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem against Botnets and...more

Compliance Deadline Reached for DoD Contractor Security Controls Requirements

by WilmerHale on

Under the Department of Defense (DoD) final Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, DoD contractors maintaining, processing, or...more

2017, We Hardly Knew You: A Look Ahead to 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Taking over as editors of Holland & Knight’s Government Contracts Blog has been a labor, but it has been a labor of love. Like the rest of the Government Contracts Team, we are passionate about staying on top of the latest...more

NIST Releases Second Draft of Revised Cybersecurity Framework

Revising its guidance on internal assessments and highlighting the importance of managing cybersecurity within supply chains, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the second draft of Version 1.1...more

Nutter Bank Report, December 2017

by Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP on

Federal Banking Agencies Issue New Guidance for Banks Affected by a Major Disaster - The federal banking agencies have jointly issued new guidance on the supervisory practices to be followed in assessing the financial...more

US Government Contractors Face New Cybersecurity Requirements

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

As of December 31, 2017, many United States government contractors face a new compliance requirement involving cybersecurity. This requirement will govern most new Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and, significantly,...more

New DoD Cybersecurity Requirements Go Into Effect

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The DFARS final rule requires contractors to safeguard information systems and imposes investigation and reporting requirements in the case of cyber incidents. As of December 31, 2017, many United States government...more

December 31, 2017 Deadline for Cybersecurity under DFARS 252.204-7012 Re-Interpreted

The DoD clarifies its expectation for full compliance to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) residing on Contractor Systems from cyber incidents. A defense contractor’s updated and current System Security...more

(Another) Federal Data Breach Notification Law Introduced in Congress

by Wilson Elser on

Senate Democrats have introduced a third iteration of a federal data breach notification bill, the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2017 (S.B. 2179). If passed into law, this bill would replace the patchwork of 48...more

NIST Publishes Draft 2 of the Revised NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Comment by January 19, 2018

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

On December 5, 2017, NIST published a revised version of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (i.e., Draft 2 of Version 1.1) (“Framework”). According to NIST, Version 1.1 of the Framework refines, clarifies, and enhances Version...more

Happy Cybersecurity New Year

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

After the ball drops in Times Square this New Year’s Eve, many DoD contractors will wake up with a headache. And I don’t mean from too much champagne. I’m talking about extensive DoD cybersecurity requirements these...more

Defense contractors – the time has come: December 31 is the deadline for cybersecurity safeguarding compliance

by DLA Piper on

Defense contractors and subcontractors that handle certain types of defense information must be in compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity requirements by the December 31, 2017 deadline. Affected contractors...more

NIST Releases Updated Cyber Framework V1.1

by Alston & Bird on

On December 5, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a revised draft of its proposed updates to its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The revised draft includes...more

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