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Questions and Answers: The 2017 Security Landscape

It has been said that “the future is uncertain,” but in the cyber security industry we know that certain types of attacks and crime will continue unabated. For a look at what FireEye expects in 2017, we present Questions and Answers: The 2017 Security Landscape. The report features predictions for 2017 from FireEye CEO Kevin […]
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American Bar Association Considers Privacy Specialty

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates will consider accrediting a privacy law specialist designation that would allow certified privacy lawyers to establish themselves as specialists in the field. The International Association of Privacy Professionals’ privacy competency certification would be established as the standard for a lawyer to market themselves as a privacy specialist. More […]
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Kaspersky Launches Industrial Control Systems CERT

Kaspersky Lab has launched a new global computer emergency response team focusing on industrial control systems, through which it will share its expertise securing industrial systems and coordinate the exchange of information about threats, vulnerabilities, security incidents and best practices. Kaspersky will offer information and services at no charge, and has invited ICS product vendors, […]
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Big Banks Form New Cyber Resilience Center

Eight large U.S. banks designated by the Department of Homeland Security as critical to the U.S. financial system have formed the Financial Systemic Analysis...

Experts: Cyber Insurance Market Full of ‘Trap Doors’

Experts say the insurance industry lacks common standards for cybersecurity insurance, so buyers should take extra care to ensure they know what kind of policy they’re buying and what is covered. Cyber policies can be complex and carriers often apply different interpretations of the same terms, meaning it can be difficult for a policy holder […]
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U.S. Debates How to Protect Cars from Hackers

Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) say the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s cybersecurity guidelines for internet-connected cars are too weak. The guidelines offer best practices for securing onboard computers and encrypting data, but are voluntary for auto manufacturers. Although several major automakers have already agreed to adopt the guidelines, Markey and Blumenthal […]
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EU Privacy Law Guide Coming Soon: Regulator Group Chief

29 Working Party chair Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin says more guidance on how regulators will enforce the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is forthcoming. The group plans to issue initial guidance on enforcement, privacy officer, and data portability provisions in the GDPR by the end of this year, in part to address ambiguities in the regulation’s text, […]
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The Trouble with Vietnam’s Cyber Security Law

In this commentary, Michael Gray, project manager of the Tia Sang Viet Nam initiative, an effort focused on digital rights in Vietnam, says the country’s new Cyber Information Security Law strikes the wrong balance between individual privacy rights and information security. The law establishes a process to classify and protect digital information, and puts the […]
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Final Rule Clarifies Contractor Requirements to Protect Covered Defense Information

A new final rule issued last Friday amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to require contractor reporting on network penetrations and to implement DoD policy on the purchase of cloud computing software. The rule makes several changes from an earlier interim rule, including adopting a modified definition of covered defense information based on the National […]
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Financial Regulators Publish Rule on Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve System, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have released a joint advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding enhanced cyber risk management standards for large and interconnected entities under their supervision, and those entities’ service providers. The agencies are considering establishing enhanced standards to increase the operational […]
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