NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act Passes in the House

On October 11, 2017, the House of Representatives passed bill H.R. 2105, the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act (NIST Act), which would require the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide cybersecurity guidance to US small businesses. Read about the latest NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act (NIST Act) passed by […]

Acting on the cyber executive order: 3 keys to compliance

Read hawn Campbell’s article about the 3 keys to compliance to the new cyber security Executive Order on FCW : Nearly six months after President Donald Trump issued his Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks And Critical Infrastructure, actual implementation is getting underway. Read his full article here.

Single National Data Breach Notification Standard Proposed

A recently proposed bill calls for a single national data breach notification standard, which would replace the existing state notification laws and “clarify and strengthen” organizations’ reporting obligations. Read about the new bill proposed by Congressman Jim Langevi to create a national data breach notification standard, replacing the current 48 state notification laws in United States […]

Data security and breach notification in the USA

Brittany M. Bacon, Lisa J. Sotto, Jeffrey Dunifon, Aaron P. Simpson, Ryan P. Logan and Maeve Olney’s article about the state data security and data breach notification in the United States on Lexology : Sector-specific laws impose information safeguarding requirements on covered entities in certain industry sectors. For example, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires financial institutions […]

New bill would allow hacking victims to ‘hack back’

Reps. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill Friday that would allow hacking victims to “hack back” when attacked. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act allows individuals and companies to hack hackers if the goal is to disrupt, monitor or attribute the attack, or destroy stolen files. Read the new legislation introduced by […]

State of Small Business Cybersecurity in North America

Small business owners know they are at risk for cyberattacks, but they are somewhat at a loss as to what to do. That’s one of the findings of a new report from the Better Business Bureau, The State of Small Business Cybersecurity in North America, released today as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Read […]

The Key Thing in the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act

In reaction to the large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that made headlines last year, a bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation establishing minimum security requirements for government-purchased Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Read Mike list the key features about the The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 on Signal.

Industry Groups Urge National Internet Of Things Policy

A report released Tuesday by a coalition of tech industry groups and companies including Samsung calls on the United States to adopt a national strategy on the internet of things, enacting legislation to ensure the nation benefits from the evolving network of internet-connected cars, appliances and other devices while also managing cybersecurity concerns. Read about […]

70% of US Employees Lack Security and Privacy Awareness

The majority of US workers fall short when it comes to strong knowledge of security and privacy best practices, potentially putting their companies at risk of a breach, according to a new report. Read about the new 2017 State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report which reveals that 70 percent of employees in United States […]

Lawmakers are angry over Equifax’s massive data breach. Where do we go from here?

Richard Smith went to Washington this week to face panel upon panel of angry lawmakers who questioned the former Equifax CEO on the hows and whys of last month’s massive data breach, which compromised the financial and personal information of more than 145 million Americans. Read why the United States lawmakers are angry over the […]