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How Will the FTC Lawsuit Against Wyndham Affect Enterprises?

In its recent settlement of a data breach lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission, Wyndham Hotels escaped serious financial penalties, but the case itself could have wider implications, as Wyndham failed to convince the court that FTC lacks jurisdiction to regulate companies’ cybersecurity controls. More at Search Security
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FTC Denies LabMD’s Request for ‘Stay’

The Federal Trade Commission has denied LabMD’s request to stay its administrative order pending resolution of LabMD’s appeal of the order in federal court. In denying the request, FTC argued that LabMD’s appeal is unlikely to succeed; that it has not established it will suffer irreparable injury by implementing the final order; and that a […]
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National Cyber Incident Response Plan Now Available For Public Comment

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Incident Response Plan has been released for public comment. Building on President Barack Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 41: United States Cyber Incident Coordination, the plan outlines the roles and responsibilities of federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, private sector, and international stakeholders during a cyber incident; identifies the core […]
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End-of-Support Devices on Networks Weakening Cyberdefenses

A new report from IT solutions provider Softchoice examined more than 212,000 Cisco networking devices at 350 organizations across North America and found that nearly three quarters of businesses have devices operating on their networks that are no longer supported by the manufacturer. Ninety-six percent have devices that are no longer being sold, but are […]
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Major Tech Firms Enrolling in Privacy Shield

Tech giants including Google and Dropbox have registered with the Privacy Shield, the joint U.S.-EU framework enabling companies to exchange personal data files in compliance with EU data protection requirements. Microsoft and Amazon previously announced their intention to join. More at SC Magazine
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How Brexit Affects Data Privacy Regulations Between the US and UK

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union means the country will no longer be bound by the data privacy framework negotiated by the U.S. and EU. Britain may now have to negotiate new agreements with both entities, meaning multinational companies will have to comply with multiple sets of data privacy regulations. More at Search […]
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FTC Will Enforce Privacy on Set-Top Boxes

The Federal Trade Commission intends to ensure companies like Google adhere to the same privacy rules as cable providers if the Federal Communications Commission allows them to produce their own set-top boxes. FTC has advised FCC to require manufacturers entering the market to agree to comply with FCC privacy rules for cable and satellite providers. […]
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Are Cybersecurity Lawyers Necessary for Organizations?

This op-ed suggests companies may not need to hire a lawyer specializing in cybersecurity, but keeping one on retainer to assist when a security incident occurs might be a good idea. Cyber attorneys can bring specialized expertise for cyber breach response, insurance, forensics, and lawsuits. More at Search Security
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How Federal Agencies Can Improve Cybersecurity with Better Data Encryption

In this commentary, Rob Roy, federal chief technology officer at HP Enterprise Security Products, says agencies can do a better job protecting their data by adopting encryption. Data-at-rest security helps when equipment is lost or stolen, but is not sufficient to protect data in transit, when sensitive information is accidentally delivered to the wrong recipient, […]
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Webinar Provides Advice on Responding to Data Breach

In the second of three presentations, Lisa Sotto, head of the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice at Hunton & Williams LLP, discusses data breach notification obligations and actions to take to manage regulatory activity in the aftermath of a breach. More at Hunton & Williams
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