Cybersecurity and Cyber Attacks
Businesses Should Consider the SAFETY Act a Core Part of Their Ransomware Defense Program11.29/Alert
The SAFETY Act, a liability management program managed by the Department of Homeland Security, can be used by businesses to limit or eliminate potential liability associated with ransomware attacks.
DoD Increases Focus on Cybersecurity Compliance07.06/Alert
A recent DoD memorandum should serve as a warning to contractors that they need to focus on cybersecurity compliance now or risk serious consequences.
Cybersecurity Executive Order Will Impact Government Contractors05.19/Alert
President Biden’s new Executive Order to improve cybersecurity involves a particular focus on federal government and contractor systems.
Data Privacy Fines and Damages “Double Jeopardy”: UK Supreme Court Hears Google “Class Action”04.29/Alert
This week sees a key hearing before the UK Supreme Court in the case of Lloyd v Google, an event long awaited by those familiar with data protection law proceedings in Europe.
Oh No, Mr. Robot Just Hacked Our Smart Building…03.26/Blog
Despite some very real-world examples, such as a 2017 breach of Dallas' emergency siren system, there seems to be little recognition of the security risk that connected buildings and smart cities entail.
Safety from Hackers—and Trial Lawyers02.25/Article
A simple legislative fix would shield cybersecurity innovators from costly nuisance lawsuits.
European Businesses Offering Payment Services Told How to Manage Operational and Security Risks01.29/Alert
The European Banking Authority has unveiled nine operational and risk management guidelines with which all payment services providers are expected to comply.
December 31, 2017 Deadline for Cybersecurity under DFARS 252.204-7012 Re-Interpreted12.20/Alert
With the December 31 deadline for cybersecurity compliance just around the corner, the Department of Defense has clarified some of its expectations.
Cyberattacks Are the New Norm09.21/Alert
Attorneys general are increasingly launching investigations and filing lawsuits against companies whose customer databases have been stolen. Because of the significant possibility of government action, companies should fully understand their liability insurance policies, obligations and risks.
Executive Order on Cybersecurity: Considerations for Business05.31/Alert
The long-awaited Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure represents the Trump Administration’s first significant action to support cybersecurity and protect critical infrastructure, and the initial days after its release generated a flurry of questions on the specifics of the White House’s cyber agenda.