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Former Top DHS Lawyer Ian Brekke Joins Nichols Liu as Partner

We are excited to announce that Ian Brekke, the former top DHS lawyer, has selected Nichols Liu for his return to private practice.  Ian...

Not Just CMMC: New DOD Rule Creates Two Cybersecurity Assessment Frameworks

WHAT: After clearing the interagency review conducted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has released a long-awaited...

Will the GDPR Apply to U.S. Government Agencies?

Though the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation applies to both public and private entities, the U.S. government will likely rely on ad-hoc agreements to meet some of its obligations instead of fully complying. In theory, agencies such as the Departments of State or Homeland Security could fall under the terms of the GDPR, but Karen […]
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CISA Says Threat Actor Breached Federal Agency’s Network

CISA reports that a threat actor was able to compromise the network of a federal agency, create a reverse proxy, and install malware. The...

White House Publishes a Cyber-Security Rulebook for Space Systems

The White House has published Space Policy Directive-5, a new directive to establish a cybersecurity baseline for all space-bound craft, systems, networks, and communications channels built and operated by federal agencies and commercial space entities. For example, space systems must include “the ability to perform updates and respond to incidents remotely” and these features must […]
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Coronavirus Spread May Affect CMMC Implementation Efforts

It's unclear whether government and commercial precautions to stop the spread of coronavirus will affect the roll out of the Defense Department's unified cybersecurity...

Terry Wade Named Executive Assistant Director of FBI Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch

FBI director Christopher Wray has named Special Agent Terry Wade as the executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch at FBI Headquarters. In this position, he will oversee all criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations, critical incident responses, and victims assistance. Most recently, Wade was the assistant […]
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Be Sure to Drink Your Ovaltine—the DOD Cybersecurity Decoder Pin for Federal Encryption Standards—The...

Whether a contractor falls under the auspices of Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.204-21, Defense FAR Supplement 252.204-7012, or the newly unveiled Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification...

Covering the Basics: CISA Announces Cybersecurity Essentials for Small Businesses

In line with recent actions taken across the government to enhance the resilience of the nation’s cybersecurity apparatus, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)...

PubK Cyber Cafe for July 16, 2018 [Podcast]

A biweekly podcast covering the government response to cybersecurity threats and trends, including federal and international laws and regulations, government oversight, and cyber in...