Cyber News and Updates

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Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

News From The Last Month

U.K. cracks down on child privacy (January 22)

250 million Microsoft customer service and support records exposed (January 22)

Local law enforcement have wide access to phone cracking software (January 22)

Senate introduces bipartisan legislation to boost state cybersecurity leadership (January 17)

FBI Announces New Policy for Notifying State and Local Election Officials of Cyber Intrusions Affecting Election Infrastructure (January 16)

Treasury restricting foreign investments in U.S. industries essential to national security (January 14)

DHS orders all federal agencies to patch Microsoft vulnerabilities (January 14)

NSA discovers serious Microsoft security flaw (January 14)

Senate introduces bill to create alternatives to Huawei for 5G (January 14)

REPORT: Interior may be planning to halt use of drones over concerns about Chinese tech (January 12)

Voting equipment companies throw weight behind enhanced disclosures (January 9)

House introduces bill to protect children's privacy online (January 9)

Voting machine vendors to testify on election security (January 9)

White House releases new autonomous vehicle guidelines (January 8)

FBI, DHS issue bulletin warning of potential Iranian cyberattacks (January 8)

House passes two 5G bills (January 8): H.R. 3763: Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act of 2019; H.R.4463 - Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019

White House offers guidelines for artificial intelligence regulations (January 7) 

CISA issues cyber threat alert (January 6)

Facebook bans deepfake videos (January 6)

Austria's Foreign Ministry Hit by Cyber-Attack (January 6)

DHS issues cyber threat alert (January 4)

Lawmakers close to finalizing federal strategy to defend against cyberattacks (January 1)

CCPA goes into effect (January 1)

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

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

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"