Cyber News and Updates


Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

FBI Cyber Updates

News From The Last Month

University of California and other universities fall victim to ransomware attack (April 3)

DHS chief lays out actions to strengthen cybersecurity in wake of major hacks (March 31)

Google dedicates $30m to tackle disinformation in Europe (March 31)

New infrastructure proposal pledges billions to investing in technologies (March 31)

Officials say executive order with 'a dozen' actions forthcoming after SolarWinds, Microsoft breaches (March 30)

SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials (March 29)

Justice Department indicts hacker connected to massive surveillance camera breach (March 19)

Ransomware Attackers Take Aim At Law Firms (March 12)

GAO Report: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency-Actions Needed to Ensure Organizational Changes Result in More Effective Cybersecurity for Our Nation (March 10)

FBI Alert: Malicious Actors Almost Certainly Will Leverage Synthetic Content for Cyber and Foreign Influence Operations (March 10)

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

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"