Cyber News and Updates

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Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

News From The Last Month

House passes four bipartisan energy infrastructure cybersecurity bills (September 29)

Las Vegas area schools suffer ransomware attack (September 28)

CISA & FBI release Public Service Announcement regarding false claims of hacked voter information casting doubt on U.S. election legitimacy (September 28)

Senate introduces bipartisan legislation [American Privacy Protection Act] mandating digital apps to disclose country of origin (September 23)

DOJ proposes Section 230 reform to Congress (September 23)

CISA & FBI release election disinformation warning Public Service Announcement (September 22)

GAO recommends creation of federal Cyber Czar (September 22)

Twitter investigating internal AI bias (September 21) 

House approves legislation making hacking voting systems a federal crime (September 21)

Lawsuit accuses Facebook of using mobile phone cameras to spy on Instagram users (September 18)

NASA facing increased targeting by foreign and domestic hackers (September 18)

TikTok, WeChat to be banned Sunday from US app stores (September 18)

FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election (September 17)

Justice Department indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers for targeting over 100 companies (September 16)

Justice Department indicts two Iranians accused of stealing sensitive data in multiple countries (September 16)

House passes bipartisan legislation to boost election security research (September 16)

(Report) Interior Department OIG successfully hacks agency's networks (September 14)

VA hit by data breach impacting 46,000 veterans (September 14)

House approves bipartisan IoT bill (September 14)

Microsoft warnsnew cyberattacks targeting US election (September 10)

Irish agency opens inquiry into Facebook's EU-US data transfers (September 9)

Miami-Dade Schools Hit by Cyber Attack (September 2)

Facebook takes down Russian troll farm (September 1)

Norwegian Parliament Target in Major Cyber Attack (September 1) (translation available on website)

It was sensitive data from a U.S. anti-terror program – and terrorists could have gotten to it for years, records show
It was sensitive data from a U.S. anti-terror program – and terrorists could have gotten to it for years, records show
It was sensitive data from a U.S. anti-terror program – and terrorists could have gotten to it for years, records show
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
Twitter solicits feedback on new 'deepfakes' policy
Hackers target health care AI amid coronavirus pandemic
Hackers target health care AI amid coronavirus pandemic
Hackers target health care AI amid coronavirus pandemic
Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

Hackers take aim at target beyond election 2020, experts report (September 2020)

NSA Director Nakasone lays out Cyber Command's new approach (August 25, 2020)

How to help employees working remotely protect client data (YourABA, April 2020)

Experts warn lawyers of cyber risks to remote work (ABA News, March 2020)

Task Force Liaison Suzanne Spaulding discusses preparing for cyber election interference (The Washington Post, March, 2020)

Artificial Intelligence in Our Legal System (The Judge's Journal, February, 2020)

Mitigating Your Business Risk: Board Responsibilities in Cybersecurity (Business Law Today, January 11, 2020)

NSA General Counsel Urges Action Against Cyber Threats (January, 2020)

ABA legal tech report sees drop in attorneys pursuing cloud cybersecurity measures (November, 2019)

Coding Out Implicit Bias with AI (Washington Lawyer, October 2019, p. 12)

Rewriting the Rules: User Data, Privacy, and Big Tech (Washington Lawyer, October 2019, p. 18)

Hardware Hacking Dangers (Washington Lawyer, October 2019, p. 24)

Task Force Government Affairs Office Liaison David Eppstein writes, The State of Cybersecurity in Congress (August, 2019)

As state actors continue to wage cyberwar on the United States, they have a powerful ally (ABA Journal, November, 2018)

NIST has a new blog

About the Task Force: Cyber Experts: Law Firm Info Security Is Not Just IT's Problem

About the Task Force: Veteran advocates continue to sound alarm on cyberattack vulnerability of law firms 

ABA Section of Criminal Justice magazine: Facial Recognition Technology: Where Will It Take Us? (Spring, 2019, Volume 34, Issue #01)

2019 Experian Data Breach Industry Forecast

Cybersecurity-as-a-Service Can Help Law Firms Protect Client Information, and Satisfy Client Audits (New York Law Journal, May, 2019)

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at US DOJ Delivers a Speech on Online Extremism

Mary McCord of the Department of Justice gave the closing keynote address at the George Washington University Program on Extremism's two day conference "Toward a Global Partnership to Counter Online Radicalization and Extremism." Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord discussed the importance of safeguarding the internet from terrorism, and how the government and private tech industries could work together to further this goal.

"Ex-DHS official offers  5 steps to address cyber espionage"