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Department Of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Planning Moves Forward
The Department of Defense (DoD) has taken another step on the path toward full implementation of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) initiative.
United States
9 Sep 2019
Commerce Issues Narrow License For Certain Transactions With Huawei
The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a 90-day temporary general license exempting a set of transactions from the Entity List designation of Huawei Technologies
United States
6 Jun 2019
Federal Court Confirms That Cybersecurity Gaps Can Form The Basis Of False Claims Act Violations
Since the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies began implementing formal cybersecurity requirements for government contractors within the last few years, one lingering question on the minds of...
United States
30 May 2019
New SEC Privacy And Cybersecurity Risk Alert Tells Broker Dealers And Investment Advisers Common Deficiencies To Avoid
The SEC's new Risk Alert provides valuable insight as to what the OCIE wants to see broker dealers and investment advisers accomplish with their privacy notices and their cybersecurity policies
United States
7 May 2019
Risky Business: FTC Signals Departure From Risk-Based Approach, Proposing NYDFS-Like Security Requirements For The Safeguards Rule
With one eye on the New York Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") cybersecurity rules and the other on two of its own Commissioners who dissented ...
United States
26 Mar 2019
A Complete About-Face: Courts Disagree On Harm Requirement Under Biometric Privacy Law
A recent decision indicates that failure to comply with the Illinois biometric privacy law may expose businesses to significant liability, even where there has been no actual harm to the plaintiffs.
United States
28 Feb 2019
Transforming The U.S. Healthcare Industry With Blockchain Technology
Patients accumulate vast quantities of healthcare data over the course of their lives
United States
12 Feb 2019
OFAC Has Been Talking About Compliance Through Enforcement
Last Thursday, January 31, the U.S. Treasury Department's OFAC issued its first enforcement action of 2019, a fascinating case involving false eyelashes that teaches that virtually any company in any industry selling...
United States
11 Feb 2019
Beware Of Texting While Advising: OCIE Issues An Electronic Messaging Risk Alert
In December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)
United States
25 Jan 2019
Senate Bill Demonstrates Continued Interest In The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain
For years, United States security agencies have recognized a threat to government information technology systems posed by contractor supply chains.
United States
11 Jan 2019
SEC Section 21(A) Report Focuses On Cyber Threats And Internal Accounting Controls
The Securities and Exchange Commission's October 16, 2018 Section 21(a) report focusing on public companies victimized by cyber-related attacks underscores the importance of devising and implementing proper internal...
United States
5 Nov 2018
Digital Single Market Update: Technology Standardization In The EU
ICT standardization is a key part of the European Union's package of measures designed to improve Europe's competitiveness and productivity.
European Union
23 Oct 2018
Cybersecurity Guidance Issued
We had previously reported on a Securities and Exchange Commission open meeting that had been scheduled for today.
United States
23 Feb 2018
2017: Our Greatest Hits
Last year we covered a wide range of online legal and business subjects intended for readers ranging from Internet entrepreneurs to social media marketers, from online shoppers to e-tailers...
United States
31 Jan 2018
Top Five Government Contractor Cybersecurity Considerations For 2018
Cybersecurity was a major issue for government contractors last year, and remains a hot button topic for 2018.
United States
26 Jan 2018
A List Of Lists
Often derided as clickbait, listicles get a bum rap. They can be light on substantive content, sure, but sometimes that's a good thing, especially for the busy readers of legal blogs, who would do well to treat themselves...
United States
10 Jan 2018
SEC Postpones Date For Filing Form N-PORT
On December 8, 2017, citing the "importance of sound data security practices and protocols for sensitive, nonpublic information," the SEC adopted a temporary final rule postponing the filing of Form N-PORT on EDGAR...
United States
14 Dec 2017
FINRA Issues Report On Its Examination Findings
In December 2017, FINRA issued a report highlighting several key findings from its recent examinations of broker-dealer members.
United States
14 Dec 2017
Social Links: Proposed Legislation To Outlaw "Catfishing" & Protect Young Web Users; Blockchain Technology's Impact On Marketing
The government in Indonesia has warned the world's biggest social media providers that they risk being banned in that country if they don't block pornography and other content deemed obscene.
United States
29 Nov 2017
Are You Cyber Aware?
One in four companies were ransomware victims in the last year.
United States
7 Nov 2017
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