Cybersecurity

It has been almost ten years since California’s landmark data breach notification law (SB 1386) went into effect.  Since its passage, we’ve seen a number of high profile reports of breached information along with numerous...

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For Obama, a Cybersecurity Triple Play

February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

FIRST: In a surprise move on Tuesday night, President Obama signed the long awaited and highly anticipated executive order on cybersecurity a day earlier than expected.  SECOND: In addition, the administration issued Presidential Policy Directive (PPD)...

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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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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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With perhaps an overly optimistic statement that he “hopes it is the last hearing” on cybersecurity by the Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee before S.2105 passes, Sen. Lieberman opened the hearing today (February...

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On Thursday, January 5th, President Obama unveiled the highlights of the U.S. defense strategy in an unprecedented appearance at the Pentagon briefing room (with his parting comment being “it’s a pretty nice room”).  The public...

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