2018: The year of the NIS Directive

In 2017 the GDPR buzz reached peak intensity, even in the cybersecurity community. It practically drowned out any mentions of another important upcoming EU law: The Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity and, by May 9, 2018, all EU member countries will have to have […]

Why Cybersecurity Must Be an International Effort

In his keynote at Black Hat Europe, Chris Painter, the former and first-appointed cyber coordinator for the US State Department called for agreements across countries to improve government cybersecurity. He emphasized the need for countries to deal collectively with the threats they have in common. Security issues are usually bigger than one country, he said, […]

How Law Firms Can Make Information Security a Higher Priority

Read Tom Cross’ article about how law firms can make cyber security and data protection a top priority on Dark Reading : Some people think that law firms aren’t interesting targets for computer criminals. They don’t typically have terabytes of credit cards and bank accounts on file. Read his full article here.

Do you know how to protect your business from cyber security breach liability?

Read Jennifer A. Puplava’s article about how businesses can protect themselves from cyber security breach liability on grbj : Cyber security breaches of large companies such as Equifax and Target have made national news, but small businesses also often have to contend with security breaches. Read her full article here.

What does the UK’s Data Protection Bill mean for businesses?

The UK recently published the final version of a law to replace its current data security and privacy rules. The Data Protection Bill (DPB) will allow UK businesses to continue doing business with the EU post-Brexit. The DPB should provide a relatively easy transition for businesses gearing up for the forthcoming EU legislation. Read how […]

For Small Businesses: The Current Landscape of Cybersecurity Law

Read  Robert E. Braun and Michael A. Gold explain the current cyber security law landscape for small and medium businesses on Lexology : Small businesses understand that they are challenged with all the cybersecurity issues that large companies face. But often they fail to act preemptively under the false assumption that the resources of a […]

What You Need To Know About Law Firm Cybersecurity

Read Olga V. Mac and Katia Bloom explain law firm cyber security on Above The Law : If you were a hacker trying to decide your next target, you’d likely want to pick an entity that has highly valuable and useful information that, simultaneously, lacks an effective security program. Read their full article here.

Privacy law reform and the new mandatory reporting regime for data breaches: how will it affect you?

Read  Zac de Kievit explain the newly implemented Australian data breach notification law on Lexology : The privacy and data protection regulatory landscape in Australia has seen further recent revision with the formal assent of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) earlier this year. The new law will become operative from 22 […]

Delaware Toughens Data Breach Notification Law

Say the phrase “cybersecurity regulation” in the Republican-run Congress, and watch lawmakers flee in all directions. The word “voluntarily” is very popular on Capitol Hill, as in allowing businesses to “voluntarily” adopt – and not mandate – the implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework. Read about the newly amended Delaware […]

GDPR Requirements for Personal Data Breach Notification

Read Ellis W. Martin explain the GDPR requirements for personal data breach notifications on Lexology : As part of the new GDPR, part of what businesses will have to comply with are data breach reporting obligations. The GDPR’s notification requirements are triggered when a business becomes aware of a data breach. Read his full article […]