Search Results: Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response

Tech Companies Need to Prepare for the Data Privacy Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In overturning Roe v. Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S., Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has caused a seismic shift in constitutional jurisprudence. The Dobbs ruling and the legislation criminalizing abortion that has followed in a number of states threaten to alter numerous dimensions…

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New Federal Law Mandates Cyber Incident and Ransomware Payment Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Industries

After years of lengthy debates, Congress passed and the President signed into law a bipartisan bill requiring entities in sectors deemed to constitute “critical infrastructure” to report certain cyber incidents and ransomware payments. Currently, companies may and often do voluntarily report cyber incidents to the FBI or other federal agencies,…

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SEC Proposes Expanded and Accelerated Cybersecurity Disclosure by Public Companies

As a significant step in its ongoing initiatives on the disclosure, management and oversight of cybersecurity risks and incidents, on March 9, 2022 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed new rules that would significantly increase cyber-related disclosures by public operating companies. The proposed rules would: Require disclosure in Form 10-Q…

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SEC Focus on Cybersecurity Begins To Take Shape

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is implementing a campaign to overhaul the agency’s expectations around cybersecurity and cyber incident reporting for the financial services industry and corporate America generally. For example, in a recent speech, Chairman Gensler reiterated his focus on cybersecurity and underscored the SEC’s work to “improve…

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SEC Cybersecurity Rules Target Investment Advisers and Investment Companies

On February 9, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) proposed a package of new rules and amendments to enhance cybersecurity preparedness and improve cyber resilience of investment advisers and investment companies against cybersecurity threats and attacks. If adopted, these rules will incorporate existing SEC staff guidance on cybersecurity policies and…

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Critical Log4j Vulnerability Wreaks Havoc Across Cyberspace

In what is likely the largest industry-wide vulnerability since the SolarWinds Orion flaw uncovered late last year, a critical software bug was recently discovered within Apache Log4j, an open-source logging utility widely used in business software development. A long list of technology companies have already reported being affected, including such…

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FTC: Health Apps and Connected Devices Subject to Health Breach Notification

If you are not familiar with the FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule, you are not alone. Issued in 2009, it has never been enforced. That may now change. In a recent Policy Statement, the FTC is putting a new spotlight on the Rule, explaining that the Rule applies to health…

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Link to Video - NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Webinar

Now in its fifth year, the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation is a standout among state-level information security regulations. This year, the NYDFS is investing additional resources into cybersecurity, with a new NYDFS Cyber Intelligence Unit formed in 2021, new ransomware guidance, and increasing enforcement. Compliance with the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation requires…

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SEC Makes Cybersecurity Top Priority; Sanctions Firms For Cybersecurity Failures

There is little doubt that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is making cybersecurity a top priority. SEC Chair Gary Gensler told a Senate committee on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 that the agency is developing a proposal on cybersecurity risk governance, which “could address issues such as cyber hygiene and incident…

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