Category: Cybersecurity

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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The Developing World of Cyber Litigation

May 29, 2018 / Cybersecurity

According to recent reports, litigation arising out of the public disclosure of the allegedly privileged “Paradise Papers” has been settled. The “Paradise Papers” — an allusion to the Nixon-era leak of classified memoranda known as the “Pentagon Papers” — is a trove of millions of documents hacked from a well-established offshore law firm that specialized in sophisticated tax and asset planning for a very high net worth and sometimes high-profile […]

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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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