Topic: Critical Infrastructure

A First Look at Obama’s Newly Released Cybersecurity Framework for Nation’s Critical Infrastructure

It took a year to put it together, but earlier this week, the White House released the final version of the Cybersecurity Framework, a set of standards for the companies that make up country’s “critical infrastructure.” It was a monumental effort, explain attorneys Jim Halpert, Ryan Sulkin, and Sydney White of DLA Piper: “Over the… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Attacks, China Regulations, Virtual Currencies, Religious Accommodation

We know how this turned out… On this day in 1876, both Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray applies for a patent on the telephone. Worried you might be targeted for a cyber attack? Read this. Today… (Roberta Anderson and Katherine Blair at K&L Gates) China’s current regulatory environment continues to present new challenges for the pharmaceutical… Read more »

Target’s Data Breach, Cyber Risk Insurance, Privacy Legislation, and Other Cybersecurity Developments You Should Know

The theft of personal financial information from shoppers at Target Corp – involving as many as 110 million consumers – has dominated privacy and data security headlines of late. But it’s far from the only issue we’re following in the cybersecurity and data protection space. Also on our list: cyber risk insurance, breach disclosure requirements,… Read more »

Privacy and Business Needs Are Focus of Latest NIST Cybersecurity Framework

“[G]iven the tremendous increase in hacking, cybercrime, and potential liability for cyber incidents, every private organization has ample incentive to analyze its existing cybersecurity practices and risks, and identify steps for potential reduction of that risk, whether through the Framework or otherwise.” (Daniel Reing and Bob Scott of Davis Wright Tremaine) Late last month, the… Read more »

Why You Need Cyber Risk Insurance – and Other Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

What’s hot in cybersercurity and data protection? Business insurance against cyber risks, increased scrutiny of corporate policies and practices to prevent – and respond to – cyber threats, updated privacy controls and standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and more. For your reference, a roundup of recent cybersecurity updates, from lawyers and… Read more »

What Companies Should Do Now in Response to President Obama’s Cybersecurity Order [VIDEO]

[Link: How to Respond to President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order] “Cybersecurity” is now front-and-center, thanks to Barack Obama’s executive order on the matter; but the president’s framework will take months to implement. In the meantime, what can business leaders do today to respond to the call for a framework to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure… Read more »

Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order to Protect Nation’s “Critical Infrastructure”

“This Executive Order will begin a multi-year legislative and regulatory process that will result in new cybersecurity regulations, information sharing channels and changes in cyber liability for critical infrastructure and government contractors. These changes will create a number of opportunities and risks for companies in a wide range of private sector companies.” (Holland & Knight)… Read more »