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Supreme Court Leaves Holes in Anti-Hacking Law

Supreme Court Leaves Holes in Anti-Hacking Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court declined last week to consider two cases concerning the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), leaving certain questions unresolved regarding liability for computer hacking and the prospect for potentially harsh criminal and civil penalties.

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Mitigating Cyber Risk: Third-Party Service Provider Contract Considerations

Mitigating Cyber Risk: Third-Party Service Provider Contract Considerations

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If data is trusted to a third party, the parameters of what is expected to keep your data safe should be memorialized in a contract with that service provider, writes Marc C. Tucker of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP.

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You Don’t Think Your Small Business Will Get Hacked? You’re Wrong.

You Don’t Think Your Small Business Will Get Hacked? You’re Wrong.

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While the majority of businesses at risk for criminal hacking are major institutions that deal with a lot of data – such as banks – the idea that small and midsize businesses aren’t a target is mistaken, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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Lessons Learned: Vendor Sued in Class Action Suit for Security Misses

Lessons Learned: Vendor Sued in Class Action Suit for Security Misses

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A recent federal class action suit filed in Pennsylvania against Aetna and its vendor illustrates several new privacy and security considerations for vendors and their customers, writes Eric Begun of King & Fisher.

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Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former CEO Says

Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former CEO Says

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The Equifax data breach happened because a single employee failed to implement software fixes, the company’s former chief executive told members of Congress.

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Hunton & Williams Partner Named Arbitrator for EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

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Lisa Sotto, chair of Hunton & Williams’ top-ranked global privacy and cybersecurity practice and managing partner of the firm’s New York office, has been selected as an arbitrator in connection with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Binding Arbitration Program.

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Security of Information After You Install Software or Hardware

Security of Information After You Install Software or Hardware

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Chad King of King & Fisher in Dallas offers some timely advice on how companies can protect their information systems in an environment in which it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay ahead of cyber intruders.

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Equifax Execs Sold Shares Before the Hack Was Announced – But Was It Insider Trading?

Equifax Execs Sold Shares Before the Hack Was Announced – But Was It Insider Trading?

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Los Angeles Times reporter James Rufus Koren examines the question: Did three Equifax executives, including the chief financial officer, engage in insider trading when they sold thousands of shares in the days after the company discovered a massive security breach?

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Sidley Welcomes Privacy and Cybersecurity Partner Wim Nauwelaerts in Brussels

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Sidley Austin LLP has bolstered their global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice by adding Wim Nauwelaerts in the firm’s Brussels office.

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Legal Ops Survey Results: AI, InfoSec, and the Cloud

Legal Ops Survey Results: AI, InfoSec, and the Cloud

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OpenText Discovery has commissioned Ari Kaplan Advisors to interview premier corporate legal ops professionals to identify new trends and eDiscovery issues for its annual report.

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Are You Prepared for GDPR? Take the Survey

Are You Prepared for GDPR? Take the Survey

Survey
To gauge readiness for GDPR across industries and global regions, Yerra and Blickstein Group have launched an industry survey to help benchmark where global corporations are in their preparations.

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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

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The Petya virus has been spreading, locking companies out of their networks and demanding a ransom in cryptocurrency to unlock them, reports Bloomberg Law.

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GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

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Marsh & McLennan Companies’ GC now requires the company’s biggest outside law firms to use an anti-hacking electronic communication technology known as Transport Layer Security, according to a report from Bloomberg Law.

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D&O Insurance in a Time of Technological and Enforcement Uncertainty

Event
Anderson Kill’s 15th Annual D&O Conference addresses the interplay of D&O insurance with other insurance policies in cyber claims, including crime insurance, property insurance, GL coverage, and cyber specialty insurance policies. In addition, a panel of D&O insurance brokers will review major emerging D&O risks.

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Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Invitation: Summer Legal Conference, Berlin

Event, July 23-29, 2017
The CLE-qualified sessions will feature a diverse group of speakers, including a broad range of nationalities, backgrounds and ages, according to Knowledge Nomads.

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Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack

Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack

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The suit says the infection disabled the law firm’s computer network, meaning lawyers and staffers “were rendered essentially unproductive.”

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Hackers Face $8.9 Million Fine for Law Firm Breaches

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Three Chinese stock traders were ordered to pay $8.9 million in fines and penalties for hacking into two law firms and stealing information on upcoming mergers and acquisitions and then leveraging the information to trade stocks.

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On-Demand: Before You Outsource, Protect Your IP & Mitigate Open Source Risks

On-Demand: Before You Outsource, Protect Your IP & Mitigate Open Source Risks

On-Demand
Black Duck Software has posted a complimentary on-demand webinar discussing ways organizations can outsource to meet their development needs and also address open source security and management risks before giving contractors access to their valuable technologies.

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Connected Product Intensive: Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable

Connected Product Intensive: Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable

Event, May 2-3, 2017, San Francisco
Keller and Heckman will produce a new seminar, “The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management,” May 2-3, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.

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The Case for Continuous Open Source Management

The Case for Continuous Open Source Management

Event, March 22, 11 a.m. EDT
Speakers from Black Duck Software and Wolters Kluwer will be presenters in a webinar addressing key open source security and management questions.

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