Cybersecurity of the electric power grid and energy sector as a whole has been the subject of heightened Congressional attention given the integral role the industry plays in our economy. According to a 2015 U.S. Senate committee report, nearly one-third of reported cyber-attacks involve the energy sector. Not surprisingly, the 114th Congress (2015-2016) has introduced … Continue reading →
Archives for Cyber Security
By: Marcus Lee and Omari Sealy Federal cybersecurity legislation seeking to establish a national standard for data protection and breach response is quickly working its way through the legislative process. The bipartisan bill, formerly known as the Data Security And Breach Notification Act of 2015 (hereafter “cybersecurity bill”), was introduced into the U.S. Senate on April … Continue reading »
An Early Christmas Present for Consumers? Court Rules that Retailers Can Be Liable to Banks Arising from Data Breaches.
by Privacy & Data Security Members Karin McGinnis & Robert Sumner Cyber-Monday sales weren’t the only good thing that happened for consumers this week. Later in the week a federal judge in Minnesota thwarted Target’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by banks and credit unions arising out of the massive data breach last year. … Continue reading »
MVA Seminar – Preventing and Responding to a Cybersecurity Event from the Legal and Technical Perspectives: NIST Cybersecurity Framework
PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO A CYBERSECURITY EVENT FROM THE LEGAL AND TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVES: NIST CYBERSECURITY FRAMEWORK (MARCH 27, 2014, SPEAKERS – TODD TAYLOR, KARIN MCGINNIS, SERGE JORGENSEN): With our guest speaker Serge Jorgensen of the Sylint Group, we looked at cybersecurity protections and responses from the perspective of an IT/cybersecurity expert and from the legal perspective. We discussed the National … Continue reading »