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ABA Journal – A strategy for defeating cyberthreats to lawyers

ABA Journal: ” Every week brings news of major new cyberattacks—the stealing of personal information from Equifax and the federal Office of Personnel Management, the Petya and WannaCry ransomware worms, the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails, to name a few. Indeed, the cyberthreat from criminals, hacktivists and state actors is growing. The… Continue Reading

Normative Challenges of Identification in the Internet of Things: Privacy, Profiling, Discrimination, and the GDPR

Wachter, Sandra, Normative Challenges of Identification in the Internet of Things: Privacy, Profiling, Discrimination, and the GDPR (December 6, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3083554 “In the Internet of Things (IoT), identification and access control technologies provide essential infrastructure to link data between a user’s devices with unique identities, and provide seamless and linked up services.… Continue Reading

WaPo – Extensive interviews illuminate rejection of Russia’s threat to US national security

The Washington Post – Doubting the intelligence, Trump pursues Putin and leaves a Russian threat unchecked: “Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an unprecedented assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. Interviews with more than 50 U.S. officials… Continue Reading

S.177 – Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015

“Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 – Requires the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to promulgate regulations requiring commercial entities, nonprofit and for-profit corporations, estates, trusts, cooperatives, and other specified entities that own or possess data containing personal information (covered entities), or that contract to have a third-party maintain or process such data for… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Research Report – Improving Science, Engineering, and Institutions

Additional Observations on Foundational Cybersecurity Research: Improving Science, Engineering, and Institutions: An Annex: Unclassified Abbreviated Version of a Classified Report: “At the request of the Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering (SCORE) Interagency Working Group and sponsored with assistance from the National Science Foundation and from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the… Continue Reading

NACD Public Company Governance Survey – top of list is cybersecurity

“The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 17,000 board members, today released its 2017–2018 NACD Public Company Governance Survey, an annual survey that looks through a board lens into the chief areas of concern for corporate directors. Industry disruption, business-model disruption, changing global conditions, and cybersecurity threats… Continue Reading

GAO – DOD Needs to Address Cyber Incident Training Requirements

Defense Civil Support: DOD Needs to Address Cyber Incident Training Requirements, GAO-18-47: Published: Nov 30, 2017. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2017. “The Department of Defense (DOD) did not develop a comprehensive plan for U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM); instead, the department submitted a report consisting of a collection of documents that fully addressed two of the… Continue Reading

Google Study Says Phishing Attacks Are the Biggest Threats to Web Users

DeepDotWeb: “A study by Google discovered that phishing attacks through fake emails were as effective as compared to data breaches that exposed usernames and passwords. Cyber criminals or cyber groups manage to steal over 25,000 valid sets of web credentials for Gmail accounts every week, painting a picture of the extent this problem has reached.… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity: Cybercrime and National Security Authoritative Reports and Resources

CRS Reports & Analysis – Cybersecurity: Cybercrime and National Security Authoritative Reports and Resources. November 14, 2017 (R44408): “As online attacks grow in volume and sophistication, the United States is expanding its cybersecurity efforts. Cybercriminals continue to develop new ways to ensnare victims, whereas nation-state hackers compromise companies, government agencies, and businesses to create espionage… Continue Reading

Belfer Center Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs: “People join campaigns for different reasons: electing a leader they believe in, advancing an agenda, cleaning up government, or experiencing the rush and adrenaline of campaign life. These are some of the reasons we got involved in politics. We certainly didn’t sign up because we wanted to become… Continue Reading

Trends in Technology and Digital Security

“Foreword – On September 14, 2017, the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) convened a Symposium on Trends in Technology and Digital Security. Four panels addressed emerging threats and their implications for security policy, with a focus on digital infrastructure protection and anticipatory analysis. In addition, a featured speaker from abroad… Continue Reading

New Federal Data Protection Requirements Impact Higher Education Institutions

“In July 2017, Deloitte and EDUCAUSE convened an expert panel to discuss the implications for higher education institutions in protecting controlled unclassified information (CUI) received from the federal government in institutional information technology systems. Chief information officers and chief information security officers from American University, Coppin State University, George Washington University, Montgomery College, and Virginia… Continue Reading