Items Tagged with "Regulation"


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Cyber Arms Deals and Latin America in the Post-Stuxnet World

August 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The trade of conventional weapons is a multi-billion dollar industry. But when it comes to cyber weapons, developed nations have yet to place limits on what kind of offensive software can be sold. It becomes a necessity to begin some kind of international regulatory system for cyber weapons and the prerequisite expertise...

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New Cybersecurity Bill Patches Serious Vulnerabilities

July 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We remain unpersuaded that any of the proposed cybersecurity measures are necessary and we still have concerns about certain sections of the bill, especially the sections on monitoring and countermeasures. But this was a big step in the direction of protecting online rights...

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Latest Data Breach Notification Bill Won’t Go Far

July 23, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

When comparing the bill to existing state laws on the subject, the lack of focus on consumer protection and an emphasis on making it business-friendly become evident. It becomes evident not by looking at what the bill contains, but by looking at what is purposely missing...

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No Data Retention Mandate in Smith’s New Legislation

July 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A controversial, anti-privacy data retention mandate is notably absent from the child protection bill recently introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith had previously introduced H.R. 1981, which would have mandated that ISPs collect and maintain data on Internet users not suspected of any crime...

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Netherlands to Establish Mandatory Breach Notification

July 11, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

In 2012, Netherlands will establish mandatory breach notification for vital sectors, giving the government increasing sectoral intervention possibilities. This includes the authority to obtain information, administrative enforcement of designations and the authority to appoint an officer on behalf of the government...

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Internet Users Again Shut Out of Secret TPP Negotiations

July 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We don’t know what’s in the current version of the TPP’s IP chapter - the public has only seen a leaked version. Given what we've seen in this leak, we have every right to be furious that representatives are negotiating an agreement that will harm online expression, privacy, and innovation on the Internet...

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Time for Congress to Pledge to Uphold Internet Freedom

July 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has attempted to legislate in favor of corporations and law enforcement at the expense of its users’ basic rights. Netizens’ strong desire to keep the Internet open and free has been brushed aside as naïve and inconsequential, in favor of lobbyists and special interest groups. Well, no longer...

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Lack of Basic Security Practices Results in $1.7 Million Sanction

July 02, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

“This is OCR’s first HIPAA action against a state agency and we expect organizations to comply with their obligations under these rules regardless of whether they are private or public entities.” Bottom line for all organizations of all sizes: It is wise to learn from the pain of others...

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Two Northeast States Updated Breach Notification Statutes

June 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Much time and ink has been spent on the steady stream of data security and breach-related bills that spring up in Congress like mushrooms after a rain. But recently Vermont and Connecticut updated their existing breach notification statutes, highlighting the need to monitor state legislatures...

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International Coalition Issues Cybersecurity Policy Principles

June 26, 2012

"Policymakers are keenly focused on the development of smart, effective, robust cyber defenses... The tech sector wants to ensure that the digital world’s foundation of openness and collaboration is not lost to a well-intentioned but poorly constructed international patchwork of cyber defenses"...

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Contracts and Infosec Part 3: Processing and Data Disposal

June 21, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The parties should also stipulate their expectations for data return or destruction upon termination of an NDA. The expectations for data return or destruction will be typically molded by a party’s desire to keep compliant with the particular data handling law or regulation to which the party is subject...

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Companies Focus on Growth But Lag Behind Threats

June 20, 2012 Added by:Bob Radvanovsky

Industries that are regulated or that have to adhere to a standard feel that if they simply follow the requirements that they are secured. This is a misnomer, as adherence to a regulation, governance or compliance standard is a good start, but it does not necessarily mean that an organization is "secure"...

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NARUC: Cybersecurity Guidance for State Utility Regulators

June 20, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

“Understanding risk means understanding the relationship between vulnerability (such as a system with a known but unaddressed weakness), threat (such as a bad actor propagating viruses or worms) and consequence (such as physical damage and loss of public safety). Simply understanding risks is just the first step"...

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Oh No, UN Control!

June 19, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

The problem is that we have a bunch of ‘Bad Actors’ seeking to undermine the United States' plan for a global internet presence and freedom of information, and replace it with their own agenda of propaganda, isolationism and censorship of their populace. There is no logical course of events here...

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Tip of the Iceberg: 107,655 Cybersecurity Incidents in 2011

June 19, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Only a small percentage of companies will voluntarily share security information, and we can not see systemic trends. What is needed is a level playing field for all. All corporations need to disclose cybersecurity incident data so we can get a comprehensive picture a systemic defense is possible...

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Congressional Witnesses Agree: Multistakeholders Right for Internet Regulation

June 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The threat posed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is not limited to an outright "takeover" by Russia or China. ITU's vision of Internet policy-making is more like "taking control" than the transparent and bottom-up multi-stakeholder process typically associated with Internet governance...

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