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Defense Contractors’ Deadline for Removing Chinese Tech Could Be Delayed a Year

The Department of Defense is considering giving contractors an extra year to rid their networks of technology from Huawei, ZTE, and other Chinese companies. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act bans the whole government from using these companies’ technology after August 13, but the scale and scope of that change have made that deadline difficult […]
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Why Now Is the Time for Cyber Resiliency within the DoD

In light of the GAO’s recommendation that the Defense Department take decisive actions to improve cyber hygiene, Jacob Noffke of Raytheon argues that DoD needs to go farther and take a cyber-resiliency approach to detect and actively defend against advanced threats, so its enterprise systems can continue operating while under attack. “The DoD and its […]
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US Policy on Huawei Leaves Contractors in A Bind

The escalating dispute between the U.S. and China over Chinese telecom giant Huawei has contractors wondering about telecom policy generally. This as they try and keep track of local matters such as which federal offices are reopening and whether contractors will be able to report in. President and CEO of the Professional Services Council David […]
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California AG Suggests Additional CCPA Regulations May Be Needed

In the detailed summaries of comments to the final California Consumer Privacy Act regulations, responses from the California Office of the Attorney General indicate that some of the areas and issues flagged in the comments may warrant additional, future regulations. Areas include the scope of the law, clarity in the definition of “sale” and other […]
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The Duty of Care of Directors in A Cyberfraud

In Emirate Distributors Ltd v. AALL & Zyleman Co Ltd, Hong Kong’s High Court considered the standard of the duty of care owed to the two plaintiff companies in a cyberfraud by the defendant management and secretarial service company and its three employees, who were also nominee directors of the plaintiffs. Although the directors were […]
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NYSBA Eyes Mandatory Cybersecurity CLE Credit, Citing Attorneys’ Heightened Cyberrisk

The New York State Bar Association is taking one step to ensure its attorneys know how to adequately protect themselves from cyber attacks. The...

CISA Focuses on Building Agency Trust in Data as Part of Upcoming CDM Dashboard

Aside from a few that are heavily focused on pandemic response, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has most agencies remaining on-target with keeping inventory of where their data is stored, and how it’s protected under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. The agency still plans to start the exchange of information between agency dashboards […]
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Senate Bill Would Let National Guard Cross State Lines Remotely for Cyber Assistance

The National Guard Cyber Interoperability Act, introduced by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), would create a pilot program in which National Guard units would be allowed to help respond remotely to cyberattacks that occur outside their home states. Peters is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and his bill would […]
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Army Releases $1B Cyber Training Request

On behalf of the joint force, the Army has released a Request For Proposals for a potential $1 billion contract to provide cyber training for the Department of Defense. The Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (TRIDENT) is a contract vehicle to offer a more streamlined approach for procuring the military’s cyber training […]
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New Cyber Threat Warnings And Guidance Issued For Health Care Entities Conducting COVID-19 Research

The U.S. medical and pharmaceutical industries have long been targets of cyber espionage, but the current health crisis substantially raises the threat for a variety of reasons. The most obvious reason is the value of COVID-19 related research, whether related to a vaccine or otherwise. Less obvious is the risk that companies may let their […]
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