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You’ve Got Mail: Senator Rockefeller Sends Letter to CEOs re: Cybersecurity….Reply Requested

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Regulation

Written by Adam Veness Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D., W.Va.) recently sent a letter to the CEOs of all Fortune 500 companies asking the companies for more information about their cybersecurity practices.  The letter comes a month after Senate Republicans filibustered and blocked a bill that would have established voluntary computer security standards for… Continue Reading

“Back to School” – Upcoming Cybersecurity Event in Boston

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Data Compliance & Security

It’s that time of year again – and not just the kiddies are headed back to school. We’re co-sponsoring a free cybersecurity event with a panel of experts to discuss risk management and risk transfer in the privacy/security world.   More information, including registration link, is posted here. Watch this blog for announcement of a webinar… Continue Reading

SEC Guidance to Public Companies: Evaluate and Disclose Cybersecurity Risks

Posted in Class Action Litigation, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Litigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance to public companies with respect to disclosure relating to cybersecurity and data breach risks.    This release is from the Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance and is not a rule or regulation — but it is clear that public companies that ignore the advice in the Disclosure… Continue Reading

Massive Heist of Classified Documents – Pentagon Reports of Cyberwar

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“In a single intrusion this March, 24,000 files were taken.”    Chilling words yesterday from Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn in a speech revealing the nation’s strategy for cyberspace.   Last night, CBS News Pentagon Correspondent David Martin got an unprecedented look inside the command center at the Pentagon and filed a report worth watching:   CBS  News Report… Continue Reading

Commerce Department: Call for national, voluntary codes of cybersecurity conduct

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Privacy and security has become a major focus of the Department of Commerce.  The Department’s Internet Policy Task Force has issued its second green paper, this one proposing the creation of nationally recognized voluntary codes of conduct to help strengthen cybersecurity.  Comments will be accepted on “Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy” through August 1, 2011…. Continue Reading

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Rockefeller-Snowe Cybersecurity Act

Posted in Data Compliance & Security

We will post a link to the amended legislation as soon as it is released by the Committee. The Senate Commerce Committee press release – WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), a senior member of the committee,… Continue Reading