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Jan

Tensions with Iran Warrant Cybersecuirty Action from American Businesses

You’ve heard a lot about what the rising tensions with Iran might mean for your company. When the analysts talk about the growing Iran conflict, they almost always include cybersecurity. And they’re right. Iran has a long history of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks that target businesses with national security and public welfare implications. But while these …

21
Oct

Cities Under Siege

Late last month Click2Gov was breached – again. Click2Gov processes the utility bills of local governments in all 50 states. In 2017 and again in 2018, the company saw 300,000 of its clients’ credit cards compromised by hackers entering their system. This time, 8 cities in 5 different states were breached. This breach compromised sensitive …

26
Sep

Emotet Malware Attacks Government Contractor

Emotet Malware Attacks Government Contractor The Miracle Systems breach reemphasizes the need for comprehensive cyber risk management and mitigation throughout the defense supply chain. The breach, first reported by KrebsonSecurity, was caused by the Emotet malware strain and compromised information on at least eight internal systems at Miracle Systems. While any company breach is significant, …

2
Jun

NIST Issues Guidance On Federal Government Cybersecurity Best Practices

On May 11, President Trump signed a long-delayed and much-discussed Executive Order—Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.

A day later, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued draft guidance—The Cybersecurity Framework—Implementation Guidance for Federal Agencies—outlining cybersecurity best practices for federal agencies.

27
Feb

Ground-Breaking New York State Cybersecurity Regulations Require Comprehensive, Thoughtful Response

23 NYCRR 500 New York State Cyber Regulations Another set of regulations, another set of discussions between attorneys and clients, now requiring very detailed insight into what is possible on the market from the cybersecurity engineering world: How to make the response practical, effective and valuable is, of course, the goal. Read this blog to …

15
Dec

Law Firm Liability for Inadequate Cybersecurity Just Became a Lot More Real

Companies are increasingly threatened with financial and reputational fallout from security breaches and compromised sensitive client and customer information, and a growing number of law firms are profiting from advising their unfortunate clients on how to deal with the fallout from cyber-incidents. While some well-known firms—think Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Weil, Gotshal & Manges—have …