Cyber News and Updates

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Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

News From The Last Month

More Than 100 Law Firms Have Reported Data Breaches. And the Problem Is Getting Worse (October 15)

California blocks police body cams from using facial recognition (October 9)

House election security bill introduced (October 8)

Twitter says it misused phone numbers, email addresses for ad targeting (October 8)

FISA Court Ruled FBI Surveillance Unconstitutional (October 8)

Senate Intel report urges action to prevent Russian meddling in 2020 election (October 8) (View the report here)

Iranian group attacks candidate email accounts (October 8)

FBI issues alert warning of potential 'high-impact' ransomware attacks (October 3)

Appeals court upholds net neutrality repeal but rules FCC can't block state laws (October 1)

Top EU court rules web sites must have 'active consent' to store cookies (October 1)

Report: Cyber Criminals Target More Firms in Search of Bigger Paydays (October 1)

Report: Voting Machine Used in Half of U.S. Is Vulnerable to Attack (September 27) (View the Report Here)

How A Classified U.S. Military Operation Hacked ISIS (September 26) 

US GAO says Energy Department not doing enough to protect grid against cyber attacks (September 25)

Senate approves bill to boost cyber assistance for federal agencies, private sector (September 25)

Microsoft warns users to discontinue use of Internet Explorer, citing cybersecurity concerns (September 24)

US and 26 other countries sign resolution to advance responsible state behavior online (September 24)

Google not required to honor EU 'right to be forgotten' in countries not under EU rule (September 24)

As facial recognition software becomes more ubiquitous, some governments slam on the brakes (September 24)

Google vows to do more to protect users' voice data (September 23)

Microsoft to provide free updates for voting systems running Windows 7 through 2020 (September 20)

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies (September 20)

Facebook suspends ‘tens of thousands’ of apps from 400 developers over improper data use (September 20)

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Election Security Funding (September 19)

Senate bill introduced to reduce foreign election interference (September 18)

Huawei Suspended From Global Forum Aimed at Combating Cybersecurity Breaches (September 18)

Data leak exposes personal data of nearly everyone in Ecuador (September 17)

Colorado cites cybersecurity concerns in banning QR codes on ballots (September 16)

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

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

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 27)

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"