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New York’s Cybersecurity Requirements Pose Multi-Year Compliance Challenges

New cybersecurity regulations issued by the NYDFS define the nonpublic information they regulate in exceptionally broad terms. This expanded definition of Nonpublic Information will create major challenges for regulated companies and their third-party service providers that will likely ripple through other ancillary industries. Continue Reading.

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Should We Hack Back?

“No,” says U.S. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell.  At the most recent Cybersecurity Law Institute held at Georgetown University Law Center in late May, the head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division offered guidance to attendees on how to prevent and combat cybercrime. She also spoke about significant victories that the Criminal Division had achieved with the help of private sector and foreign collaboration. In the last year or so alone, the U.S. government extradited about a dozen high-level cybercriminals from around the world. In her speech, Caldwell urged the private sector to work more closely with the government, explaining that “the Criminal Division is better positioned than ever before” to help organizations bring intruders to justice, defend networks and prevent cybercrimes from happening in the first place. Among other things, she reported that the new DOJ Cybersecurity Unit has broken new ground, including...

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