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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

Cybersecurity Guidance on the Way for Small Businesses

by Reed Smith on

On October 11, 2017, the House passed a bill that would provide guidance to small business on how to deal with cybersecurity issues. This legislation passed on the heels of a similar Senate bill that passed just weeks before...more

Cyber Week in Preview: SEC Hack, Equifax CEO on Hot Seat and Energy Sector Cyber Spend

As we start the new week, a recap of major cybersecurity developments: Equifax CEO Faces Senate Committee – Senate staffers are busy readying cross examination scripts for the testimony next week of Equifax Inc. Chief...more

Global Privacy & Cybersecurity Update Vol. 15

by Jones Day on

UNITED STATES - Regulatory—Policy, Best Practices, and Standards - FTC Comments on Improvements to IoT Device Security - On June 19, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") submitted comments to a working group organized by the...more

Recent HHS Activity Following International Cyber Attacks

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

Following recent international cyber attacks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued warnings to healthcare organizations, provided a cyber attack checklist, and launched its revised HIPAA Breach...more

Bills to Help Small Businesses Prepare for Cyber Attacks Working Way Through Congress

by Williams Mullen on

On May 2, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved H.R. 2105, the “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017.” The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee reported...more

#MLWashingtonCyberWatch: The Cybersecurity Executive Order (at last)

Amid the flurry following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing last week, President Trump marked his 111th day in office on Thursday, May 11th by signing an executive order targeting national cybersecurity....more

President Trump’s Executive Order On Cybersecurity…

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On May 11, 2017 – after weeks of anticipation – the White House released an Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. There could not be better timing with a global...more

White House Signs New Cybersecurity Executive Order

by Dentons on

On May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order on cybersecurity entitled Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The new order is split up into three sections,...more

Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attacks

Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences via selection of a candidate or party platform. The distance between this...more

Proposed Federal Cybersecurity Regulations for Financial Institutions Face an Uncertain Future

Last year’s proposed comprehensive framework for cybersecurity rules for large financial institutions is suddenly facing an uncertain future. With the comment period having closed as of February 2017, the framework was facing...more

Task Force Report and NIST Revisions Highlight Need for Increased Private-Sector Cybersecurity Efforts

by King & Spalding on

New technologies enhance the capabilities and efficiency of the energy industry. But these technologies also bring increasing cyber risks to the industry, the economy, and national security. Recognizing that critical energy...more

NIST Issues Practice Guide for Electric Utilities

On February 16, 2017, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence released its draft practice guide for electric utilities, entitled “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities.”...more

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework Guidance

by Hogan Lovells on

In the past month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a draft update to its flagship cybersecurity framework as well as new standalone guidance on how organizations can plan to recover from...more

Global Cybersecurity Threats to the Maritime Sector

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Cybersecurity risks to the nation's critical infrastructure (CI) – defined as 16 CI sectors, including transportation and maritime – continue to grow exponentially. The incoming Trump Administration has made it clear that...more

Protect Against Cyber Attacks: A New Guide to Help Small Businesses

by Cozen O'Connor on

No business is too small to be the victim of a cyberattack. In fact, as larger companies invest more resources in cybersecurity, attackers are beginning to target smaller, less secure businesses. It is important for every...more

The Digital Download - Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Newsletter – November 2016

by Alston & Bird on

Updates on the EU: German DPA Publishes First Privacy Shield Guidelines, Requires German-Law Contracts for Transfers. On June 7, 2016, the European Commission adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. One question that many...more

DHS and NIST Issue Internet of Things Cybersecurity Guidance

by Goodwin on

In an apparent effort to fight the kinds of cyberattacks like the massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that crippled much of the American internet in October 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)...more

There’s No Flying Under the Radar: Why Small Businesses Should Get Smart About Information Security

by Carlton Fields on

The latest publication by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), entitled “Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals,” aims to promote and assist small businesses in their efforts to manage...more

Alert: Congressional Hearings and NIST Publication Continue Focus on IoT Security

by Cooley LLP on

Two actions in the past few weeks reflect the continuing government involvement in and concern over the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Attacks using connected devices have highlighted security vulnerabilities...more

NIST Releases Comprehensive Cyber Security Guidelines for the Internet of Things

by Cozen O'Connor on

As the Internet of Things continues to grow and expand, the fact that guidance on security measures and protections is a necessity has become increasingly evident. Recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology...more

National Institute Of Standards And Technology Releases Security Guidance For Internet Of Things

by King & Spalding on

On November 15, 2016, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), a federal agency responsible for developing information security standards and guidelines, released guidance for the makers of devices that...more

NIST Releases Guidance on Internet of Things

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released guidance for the makers of devices that use or are connected to the Internet to build robust security measures into the design of products from the...more

NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile

by Dentons on

In 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636 and directed the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to “lead the development of a framework to reduce cybersecurity risks to critical...more

Internet of Things (IoT) Security Takes Center Stage At FBI, DHS, NIST and Congress

by Dentons on

On October 21, 2016, a domain name service host and internet management company experienced at least two waves of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that impacted at least 80 websites, including those belonging to...more

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