CIO upfront: The privacy whirlwind, keeping up with compliance

Here are two things to think about. One. New Zealand is poised to pass new legislation that sets the framework for the disclosure of data breaches to the public. Two. You may already require compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read Brian Fletcher of Symantec analyse the upcoming New Zealand’s data notification law on […]

What Anthem’s Settlement Reveals About Future Data Breach Suits

Read Jeff Stone explain what lessons Anthem’s data breach settlement hold for future data breach suits on Wall Street Journal : The settlement in the case regarding health insurer Anthem Inc. could make it possible for plaintiffs in future class action cases involving data breaches to argue they were harmed as a result of their […]

How To Stay Safe In A World Of Law Firm Data Breaches

About two-thirds of law firms have experienced some sort of data breach, according to a forthcoming cybersecurity scorecard from Logicforce that gives eye-popping clarity to the extent of data breaches in the industry — and what firms can do about it. Read about the new report by Logicforce which reveals that majority of law firms in […]

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.