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Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

With the deadline for the new rules now just a few months away, Silicon Valley’s tech behemoths have been scrambling to get ready. Facebook and Google have deployed hundreds of people to make sense of the regulations. Many of the companies have overhauled how they give users access to their own privacy settings. Some have redesigned certain products that suck up too much user data. And...

Securing the Cloud

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in the Winter edition of USA Today Homeland Security regarding increasing efforts to keep data safe in the ‘new normal.’ “Particularly this summer, we’ve seen attackers going further – to extortion, data manipulation, disruption and even destruction,” said Michael. “What is increasingly critical is to respond to the rapidly evolving...

G-7 guidance on cybersecurity in the financial sector

The G-7 countries recently published important guidance on cybersecurity for the financial sector. While the aim of this guidance was harmonization, the practical reality remains one of piecemeal- and at times even conflicting – global, regulatory direction. To navigate this regulatory patchwork, international banks and financial institutions have to constantly assess the applicable...

Cyber Attacks on U.S. Power Grids Can Be Deterred With Password Changes

A key to preventing cyber attacks from crippling U.S. power grids could be changing passwords on internet routers, wifi-connected thermostats and smart lawn-sprinklers. “A significant share” of internet attacks result from unchanged factory default passwords on web-connected devices that allow hackers to break in and and install malware, according to a Jan. 18 report by the Advanced...

The High Stakes, High Seas Cyber Peril

Those who work in shipping are accustomed to the perils of the high seas, whether from storms, pirates, floods or fires. But now, a new danger is lurking—the possibility of a cyberattack. Despite the growing prevalence and severity of cyberattacks across industries, the shipping industry as a whole has been slow to react, and many are less than optimally prepared. When it comes to...

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