Lawmakers voice fears over security of internet devices

House lawmakers on Tuesday voiced fears about cyber threats to mobile and internet-connected devices, soliciting feedback from authorities in the private sector about how to ensure their security. Read about why United States senators are worried about Internet of Thing security on The Hill.

Target Sets Record For Largest Settlement Ever For A Data Breach

See the video explaining the Target’s largest ever data breach settlement case on KGW.

Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Cases

Read M. Scott McIntyre’s article about how Clapper divide expands in data breach cases on JD Supra : As reported in our 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, plaintiffs allege potential future harm as a basis for injury in 80 percent of data breach lawsuits. But are allegations of future harm sufficient to meet Article III’s […]

Mandatory data breach reporting in Australia

Read  Philip Wood, Amy Ryburn, Allan Yeoman, Keri Johansson, Damien Steel-Baker and Renee Stiles explain how the new mandatory data breach notification law in Australia will work on Lexology : As noted in our article “What’s in a name?”, mandatory data breach reporting has been on the agenda in New Zealand for some time. While […]

Jury still out on new cybersecurity executive order

Read why Steve Lasky says that jury is still out on President Donald Trump’s new cyber security executive order on Security Info Watch : Earlier this month the Trump administration made an effort to centralize an incredibly fractured federal government IT infrastructure when the president signed his executive order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal […]

5 Things You Need to Know About the Small Business Cybersecurity Act

Read Chris Burt list five things you need to know about the new small business cyber security act on Whir : The U.S. Senate is poised to consider passage of the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act of 2017 to require the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support better cybersecurity among small businesses, JD […]

Reporting ransomware, other cyber threats -your legal obligations

The Wannacry ransomware outbreak that continues to unravel across the globe is the latest in a long line of prominent cyber security threats. With time, these attacks are only likely to become more frequent, sophisticated and widespread. Read about your company’s legal obligations for reporting ransomware and other cyber threats on ET CIO.

Delaware cybersecurity bill to update requirements for data breach response

Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation that would expand protections for Delawareans who fall victim to computer security breaches. House Bill 180, sponsored by Representative Paul Baumbach, would require businesses to safeguard personal information and provide notice to Delawareans within 60 days of discovering a breach. Officials say business must notify the Attorney General if a breach […]

New data breach reporting legislation deemed cyber game changer in Australia

Australia’s business landscape will be transformed under new mandatory reporting legislation for data breaches which will take cyber security from the IT department to the boardroom, according to a white paper released by QBE Insurance. Read about the new white paper released by QBE Insurance which states that the new data breach notification law will […]

Cybersecurity task force seeks new security framework, exemption to the Stark law

In a draft of a cybersecurity report to be released later this month, the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force called on the government to create new policies that would help healthcare organizations strengthen their cybersecurity. Read the new about the cyber security task force seeking a new security framework and exemption to the Stark […]