Critical Infrastructure

Clients often ask whether we think a particular piece of privacy, data security, consumer protection or similar legislation will be passed by Congress. And, more often than not, the answer is no. I’d like to...

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DAY 1, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (5/22) Cybersecurity Policy Update.  The Wednesday afternoon session at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute began with a policy update led by Stewart Baker.  He led off with the statement that the...

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On February 18, 2013, Mandiant, one of the country’s pre-eminent computer security companies with a deep background investigating the activities of suspected China-sponsored cyber-attackers, released a 74-page report, demonstrating a persuasive, if not definitive, link...

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Two weeks ago we blogged about some specific thoughts on Senator Rockefeller’s letter to Fortune 500 companies asking them to voluntarily provide information on their cybersecurity programs.  Senator Rockefeller’s deadline of October 19 for a...

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Further Thoughts on Senator Rockefeller’s Letter

September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Having failed to muster the necessary support to pass his cybersecurity bill in this election year, and on the heels of a leaked draft of an Executive Order on the subject, Senator Rockefeller has taken...

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Cybersecurity Legislation Fails in the Senate

August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yesterday, by a vote of 52-46, the cloture vote on the bill, known officially as the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 3414)  and also commonly referred to as Lieberman-Collins failed, mostly on party lines  For...

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