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The Legal Profession’s Obligation to Monitor Evolving Technology

The American Bar Association and 14 states require attorneys to remain abreast of information technology developments, including the risks and benefits of using technology in their practices. This requirement applies to the full range of legal practice, including billing, legal research, and records management, as well as to individual tools, such as computers, smart phones, […]
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The UK’s Cybersecurity Regulatory Landscape: An Overview

The American Bar Association and 14 states require attorneys to remain abreast of information technology developments, including the risks and benefits of using technology in their practices. This requirement applies to the full range of legal practice, including billing, legal research, and records management, as well as to individual tools, such as computers, smart phones, […]
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European Commission Plans to Upgrade e-Privacy Directive to a Regulation

The European Commission plans to upgrade the EU’s e-Privacy Directive into a Regulation, which will replace the baseline requirements that EU members states use to create their own privacy laws with a regulation that will establish a harmonized set of requirements that apply across the EU. The draft regulation expand the directive’s scope to include […]
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Navy Taps 4 Firms for Marine Corps Cyber Command Training

The Navy has awarded four contracts for cyber and IT training for personnel in the Marine Corps Cyber Command. RavenTek, Onyx Consulting Services, CSR Group, and Ultimate Knowledge Corp. will provide basic and intermediate level courses, opportunity courses, and software training. More at Military Aerospace
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EU Privacy Upheaval Demands Urgent U.S. Corporate Game Plan

Companies are working to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation before the May 2018 implementation deadline, but ambiguities in the law may make it difficult to know if a company is fully prepared. Multinational companies are still figuring out how to protect the personal data of EU citizens under the regulation, and are […]
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Yahoo to Defend Massive Data Breach on Home Court

Fourteen consolidated consumer litigation suits filed against Yahoo after it announced a massive data breach will be heard in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The cases will be heard by Judge Lucy Koh, who has previously handled high-profile cases involving tech giants Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook. More at Bloomberg Law
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The Report the President’s Cybersecurity Commission Should Have Created

In this commentary, Bob Gourley, publisher of CTOvision.com and a co-founder and partner of Cognitio, says the recent report issued by the White House’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity made strong recommendations, but was too long and complex for anyone other than experienced security professionals to act upon. As an alternative, Gourley provides simplified and […]
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US-CERT Federal Incident Notification Guidelines Provides Framework for Business

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team has published its federal incident notification guidance for federal agencies, state and local governments, and private sector organizations. Effective April 1, 2017, the guidance defines the requirements for submitting incident notifications to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center/US-CERT. The guidelines are intended to ensure greater quality of […]
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OGE Finalizes Rule Regarding Solicitation and Acceptance of Gifts for Executive Brach Employees

A new final rule issued by the Office of Government Ethics revises the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch applicable to the solicitation and acceptance of gifts from outside sources. The final rule imposes a duty to decline otherwise permissible gifts when the appearance of impropriety is present, adds new examples of […]
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Defining a Security-Conscious Boardroom

Cyber security is becoming increasingly important in organisations, but have boardrooms evolved enough to reflect these changes in their risk registers? To gain some insight on this, FireEye commissioned independent technology market research specialist Vanson Bourne to conduct a study in order to better understand security in the boardroom. Based on interviews with 100 Chief Security […]
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