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US Petrochemical Cybersecurity Must Be Increased Amid Growing Threats: Analyst

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in articles for Petrochemical Update and Break Bulk regarding the need for US energy companies to include cybersecurity in their risk management strategy amid escalating threats to critical infrastructure. “With mounting evidence of preparatory attacks against the energy sector, owners and operators of critical infrastructure cannot...

A Dragonfly in the Ointment: Cyber Attacks on the Energy Sector May Signal Dark Days Ahead

On September 6, 2017, cybersecurity company Symantec reported an increased effort among cyber attackers to target the energy sector, both in Europe and the United States. The group believed to be behind the most recent intrusions into energy sector systems is known as Dragonfly. In their article for Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Michael Bahar, Mark...

Cyber Kinks In The Global Supply Chain

The more interconnected industry becomes, and the “smarter” our products and supply chains grow, the more efficiencies we capture, and the more market opportunities open up; but, at the same time, the more vulnerable we become to cyber-disruption across the global supply chain. Learn...

Electric Grid Cyberattacks

Utility companies and grids are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Manhattan Institute recently released a report warning that although greater grid-Internet connectivity results in greener, smarter grids, these grids are also more likely to be the targets of hackers. The frequency of cyberattacks has increased by 60% annually within the last twelve years, and...

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – Full Text Released

On February 29, 2016, the European Commission released the text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The text reveals the details of a new framework that will place stronger obligations on U.S. companies to protect the personal data of EU citizens. It will also involve heightened compliance requirements and authorizes enforcement measures by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the...

EU-US Privacy Shield: European Union and U.S. Reach Agreement in Principle for New Data Transfer Framework – But Uncertainty Remains

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission (EC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced that they had reached agreement on a new data transfer safe harbor arrangement for the transfer of personal data from Europe to the U.S. The new safe harbor pact, called the EU-US Privacy Shield, was negotiated in the wake of the EU Court of Justice’s (CJEU) decision in October...

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