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DOE Creates Cybersecurity Office

The Department of Energy (DOE) has created a new office for energy security and cybersecurity. The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) will work on energy infrastructure protection and DOE’s role in national security. As Secretary of Energy Rick Perry noted in his statement regarding the creation of the office, “DOE plays a vital role in protecting...

Nearly a third of U.S. businesses experienced a data breach: Survey

A recent survey for The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) found that 29 percent of U.S. businesses experienced a data breach in the previous year. Nearly half of those breaches were caused by a vendor or contractor working for a business, 21 percent were the result of employee negligence, and 20 percent were the result of lost or stolen mobile devices or...

You’ve Been Breached During the Holidays: Now What?

It was the start of the Thanksgiving holiday when the GC of a large retail company got an urgent call from her CEO. “We’re under attack. I just got off the phone with IT and we have been hacked. Ransomware and a DDOS. Call whoever you need to call, notify whoever you need to notify, and get this fixed.” This occurrence, which extends to all industries, leads to the critical question:...

Two Eversheds Sutherland Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Cybersecurity Trailblazers by National Law Journal

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that Partner Michael Bahar and Associate Alexander F. L. Sand have been recognized as National Law Journal Cybersecurity Trailblazers for their significant contributions and pioneering work in the areas of cybersecurity and data privacy. A group of National Law Journal editors reviewed hundreds of submissions, from which only 25 individuals...

Legislative Efforts in the Wake of Maritime Cyberattacks

In June, the maritime industry experienced what many consider a particularly insidious form of cyberattack known as GPS Spoofing, where global positioning system data is subtly manipulated to the point of grave inaccuracy. According to the US Maritime Administration, at least 20 ships in the Black Sea were affected. While at sea, these ships erroneously reported positions at an airport...

NAIC Proposed Insurance Data Security Model Law Explained

Eversheds Sutherland’s legal alert, NAIC Takes Major Step Toward Final Approval of Insurance Data Security Model Law, was featured in this article for Captive.com.  

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