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Cyber News and Updates


Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

FBI Cyber Updates

FISA Section 702 Updates

Recent Publications

Report and Recommendations to New York State Bar Association House of Delegates (April 6, 2024)

The Case for Memory Safe Roadmaps (December 6, 2023)

CISA Roadmap for Artificial Intelligence 2023-2024 (November 14, 2023)

Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (October 30, 2023)

Phishing Guidance: Stopping the Attack Cycle at Phase One (October 2023)

Stop Ransomware (October 2023)

Secure by Design (October 2023)

Biden-Harris Administration issues Executive Order banning investment in certain technologies in countries of concern (August 9, 2023) 

UK Electoral Commission released public notification of wide-spread data breach (August 8, 2023)

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Launches New Efforts to Strengthen America’s K-12 Schools’ Cybersecurity (August 7, 2023)

CISA Releases FY2024-2026 Cybersecurity Strategic Plan (August 4, 2023)

Securities and Exchange Commission issues final rules for public companies regarding disclosures of cybersecurity risk and incidents (July 26, 2023)

Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces Cybersecurity Labeling Program for Smart Devices (July 18, 2023)

Biden-Harris Administration released National Cybersecurity Implementation Plan (July 13, 2023)

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

Apple rushes emergency patches after security flaws discovered, used to install Pegasus spyware (Washington Post, September 2023)

Why Are Lawyers So Terrible At Cybersecurity? (Above the Law, September 2023)

Cyber agency highlights emerging threats from quantum computing (The Hill, August 2022)

GAO: Potential Federal Cyber Insurance Program Should Avoid Moral Hazard
(Nextgov, June 2022)

Cybersecurity for Attorneys: The Ethics of Incident Response (Law Practice Today, November 2020)

ABA TechReport, 2020

New GAO report says K-12 students are vulnerable to harm (September 2020)

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"