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BTI Consulting Group Names Eversheds Sutherland (US) Among Top Cybersecurity Law Firms

We are pleased to announce that Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP has been singled out as one of the leading cybersecurity and data privacy law firms by BTI Consulting Group in its annual Law Firms Best at Cybersecurity report. Cybersecurity and data privacy is the fastest growing segment of outside counsel spending. It is also the biggest issue keeping clients awake at night. Clients are...

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Cyber Threats to Energy Delivery Systems

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing called “Efforts to Protect Energy Delivery Systems from Cybersecurity Threats.” The focus of the hearing was to examine efforts being made to protect the electric power grid as well as other energy delivery systems from cybersecurity threats. The hearing featured testimony from the chief executive officer of...

NIST Releases Revised Framework for Public Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released draft revisions to its voluntary “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” This update revises the Framework to reflect input from NIST’s December 2015 Request for Information as well as input received during the workshop hosted by NIST in April 2016. The revisions introduce the idea of using...

NIST Issues Cyber Incident Response Guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a new guidance to help organizations develop a “game plan” for responding to cybersecurity incidents. NIST’s Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery comes as the federal government prepares to issue its finalized cyber incident response plan prior to President-elect Trump’s inauguration in January. NIST’s new guide...

Report of Cybersecurity Commission Expected to be Released Friday

According to recent news reports (subscription required), the White House is expected on Friday, December 2, to publicly release the report prepared by the blue-ribbon commission on enhancing national cybersecurity. It is anticipated that this report will offer policy initiatives that can be implemented immediately by the next administration, and the report is expected to serve as a...

FCC Adopts Order Approving New Rules for ISPs

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has adopted new data privacy and security rules for internet service providers (“ISPs”). Under the new rules, ISPs must adopt “reasonable” data security and other measures, and obtain their customers’ explicit consent before using or sharing with third parties sensitive data. Sensitive data includes financial and health-related...

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