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Cyber Insurance Comes of Age

November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In two recent cases, certain contours of the cyber insurance industry were refined.  In the first case, a court found that the existence of a common law right of privacy thwarted an argument by an...

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In a closely watched case involving data breaches and the ensuing fines that the card associations often impose, clothing company Genesco has prevailed against Visa’s motion to dismiss Genesco’s claims related to California’s Unfair Competition...

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Like most states, Missouri has in place a data breach notification law that requires any entity that experiences a data breach involving covered personal information to “provide notice to the affected consumer that there has...

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A new step has been taken in the case of Choice Escrow v. BankcorpSouth Bank (“BSB”).  What began in 2010 with a fraudulent $440,000 wire transfer by a hacker from the bank account of Choice...

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Rep. Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, announced via Twitter Wednesday night (6/5) that “[Thursday] @ 12:30 @RepTimRyan @SenRonJohnson and I will introduce new legislation to hold nation-state cyber hackers accountable.”  The new...

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China as Cyberscourge

May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The momentum (or rhetoric machine?) has built up to the point where everyone is pointing fingers at China as the ultimate “cyberscourge,” while China continues to refute those claims.  In just the past few days,...

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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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Today, the Georgetown Law School launched the first day of its two-day inaugural Cybersecurity Law Institute.  I am involved in the sessions today and will be speaking tomorrow on a panel at 10:50A.M. addressing various...

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Active cyber defense has become an increasingly contentious subject of policy and operational discussions alike, due (in part) to media exposure, a frustration with the ability for companies to protect themselves with a purely defensive...

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CISPA Returns: Cyber Week 2013 on the Hill

April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although we continue to move forward with business, we do ask that you pause momentarily in remembrance of those lost or injured in yesterday’s senseless act of violence in Boston.  Our thoughts and prayers go...

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