Cybersecurity

 
 
  • Hold Software Developers Liable For Security Flaws, Says Senator

    Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says that subjecting the software industry to legal exposure for flaws in their products is one way to get the private sector to improve...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Bridging The Gap Between IT & Legal

    In an e-discovery project, IT and Legal personnel need to work together as seamlessly and smoothly as possible. That can be a challenge, given they come from two different worlds in terms of professional backgrounds and communication...

    • Posted 5 days ago
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  • ISS Advises Vote Against Equifax Directors

    Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that investors oppose the re-election of five Equifax directors. They all served on the company’s audit and technology committees prior to a 2017 data breach. Equifax says hackers stole names, Social Security...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • Dershowitz Assails ACLU For Defending Raid On Trump’s Lawyer

    Harvard law professor and civil liberties advocate Alan Dershowitz calls the ACLU to task for defending the FBI’s raid on the law office and hotel room of President Trump’s trusted attorney, Michael Cohen. Noting that he used...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • White Hats & “Vulnerability Scans” Touted As Security Ploys

    A close look at a cyber-liability lawsuit that targets a law firm that did not, to anyone's knowledge, actually suffer a breach, with some recommendation for....

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Surprise! Cybersecurity Is Improving Rapidly

    Organizations are closing the skills gap between hackers and themselves, and in general companies in the Western Hemisphere are getting pretty good at cybersecurity, according to the cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The report contains plenty of alarming material,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Does Your D&O Policy Cover Cyber Breach?

    With the emergence of cyber-breach risk, there is a whole new category of liability for company directors and officers. It’s new, that is, in the sense that it has emerged since the last time many D&O policies...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • State’s Hurrying To Protect Net Neutrality

    Washington has already passed a law protecting net neutrality, and Oregon’s is about to be enacted. In all more than 20 states are debating passage of such laws. California has three bills pending that, if passed, would...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • The End Of “Regulatory Exceptionalism” For Silicon Valley

    Regulators seemed to accept what  John Perry Barlow proclaimed in his widely quoted Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, in 1996: “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel … On behalf of the future,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Biggest Law Firm Security Risks Are Inside

    There is no point in putting up a fence if the problem is already inside the fence. That’s the starting point for this security consultant’s list of “the six biggest inside threats to law firm IT.” Four...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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