Cybersecurity

Federal Government Leaning Into Cybersecurity 

As Congress returns to Capitol Hill, it’s eyeing several pieces of legislation focused on cybersecurity. On the agenda: voting on a new leader for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency, (Jen Easterly’s been nominated but must be confirmed), along with two cybersecurity related bills: The Civilian Cyber Security Reserve Act (CCSRA), and the K-12 Cybersecurity Act. …
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Cyber Security Leaders

How to Build Back Better With Cybersecurity as a Core Principal

By JC Gaillard A comment left on one of my articles made me think: How can cybersecurity leaders drive a long-term transformative agenda, with a business and a board that cannot see beyond the short-term? I see several angles worth discussing around the way the question was put, which may help break some deadlocks. Endemic…
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GDPR Violators

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Inextricable According to EU Regulators

The Wall Street Journal has reported on a developing trend in the cybersecurity and data privacy landscape: European Union regulators are cracking down on perpetrators of data privacy breaches and violators of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  In Croatia, regulators “fined an unnamed technology service provider last week because it lacked proper cyber defenses,…
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Cybersecurity

China Moves to Prioritize Data Privacy, Cybersecurity

Earlier this week, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released draft plans for strengthening the country’s cybersecurity industry over the next three years.  It comes as part of a larger effort to shore up data privacy and governance in China, the Cyberspace Administration of China over the weekend also proposed draft rules for regulating…
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How AI Can Help Compliance Departments Navigate Data and Cybersecurity Challenges

H5, an ediscovery technology company, recently convened a panel of experts to discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence technology, data privacy and governance. JD Supra reports that the panel featured Nia M. Jenkins, Senior Associate General Counsel, Data, Technology, Digital Health & Cybersecurity at Optum (UnitedHealth Group); Eric Pender, Engagement Manager at H5; Kimberly Pack,…
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CISA

Breaking Down CISA’s “Bad Practices” Guidance

Many cyberattacks are a product of easily preventable mistakes. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has sought to remedy this paradigm with a long-running list of best practices that’s offered organizations frameworks for important cybersecurity functions such as training, risk management, and incident response. Now, to raise awareness and put an end to certain avoidable…
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Cybersecurity Executive Order

How to Comply With Biden’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On May 12, President Joe Biden issued his 44th executive order of the year– and his first targeting cybersecurity. The executive order is primarily concerned with protecting federal networks from cybersecurity threats, with many of its requirements aimed at federal contractors. Additionally, the order functions as a call for a more generally secure cyberspace, and urges…
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United Nations Cybersecurity

UN Releases Report on First International Cybersecurity Agreement

Cybercrime has moved beyond the realm of small-time hackers looking for a quick payout. In fact, independent research from the University of Surrey indicates a 100 percent rise in cyber warfare conducted by nation states.  In response, the United Nations released a report in March that establishes guidelines for UN member states to follow when…
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Operationalizing data privacy: Bridging “The Vision Gap”

Operationalizing Data Privacy: Bridging “The Vision Gap”A Panel of Data Privacy and Governance Executives Discuss Challenges and Solutions MEMBERS ONLY 1 Hour Operationalizing Data Privacy: Bridging “The Vision Gap” As data privacy regulation grows, so does consumers’ awareness of how…

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