Author: Jeffrey Haut

Government Shutdown Threatens US Cybersecurity as 773 Million Passwords Go Public in Data Breach

Jan 17, 2019 / Cybersecurity

As the partial federal government shutdown drags into its fourth week, America’s cybersecurity posture is weaker. Wired Magazine reported yesterday that the government shutdown is impacting some government agencies’ ability to properly monitor, maintain, and safeguard critical information technology systems, which is leaving our nation more vulnerable to our adversaries’ cyberattacks. Once funding is restored, government cybersecurity professionals will need to mine through weeks-old data to search for threats and scramble […]

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Supreme Court Ruling: States Can Impose Sales Tax on Internet Purchases

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled yesterday that states could require online companies to collect sales taxes on internet purchases made by consumers in states where the online businesses do not have a physical presence. For example, under the new ruling, when a consumer living in Florida makes an online purchase from a company that has an exclusive physical presence in New York, the state of Florida can […]

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NIST Releases New Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1

Apr 19, 2018 / Cybersecurity

After more than two years of development, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released its new Version 1.1 of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework on Monday. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (The Framework), which was originally published in 2014, is a collaborative, voluntary, and industry-driven set of cybersecurity standards and best practices for public and private sector organizations of all sizes. Cybersecurity Is Critical To Overall Enterprise Risk Management As […]

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FBI Director Pledges Discretion with Corporate Hacking Victims

Mar 8, 2018 / Cybersecurity

Companies that fall victim to cyberattacks and data breaches may rest a bit easier. On March 7, 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray informed conference attendees at Boston College that the Federal Bureau of Investigation views companies impacted by hacking incidents as victims and the bureau will not be quick to disclose details of the incidents to other agencies. “At the FBI, we treat victim companies as victims,” said Director Wray. […]

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