Cyber News and Updates

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Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

News From The Last Month

Hackers linked to Iran target WHO staff emails during Coronavirus (April 2)

Hackers target healthcare AI amid coronavirus pandemic (March 31)

Marriott suffers another breach (March 31) View the notice from Marriott

Cyber criminals increasingly targeting Zoom (March 30)

White House officials agree to limit Huawei's access to chips (March 26)

Experts see over 600% spike in malicious emails during COVID-19 crisis (March 26)

FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Background Services Provider over Allegations Related to Privacy Shield (March 23)

World Health Organization targeted by hackers amid COVID-19 pandemic (March 23)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hit by cyberattack amid COVID-19 pandemic (March 16)

CISA issues alert addressing teleworking cyber vulnerabilities (March 13)

Illinois public health agency website taken down by hackers (March 12)

Bill banning use of federal funds for Huawei products becomes law (March 12)

Lawmakers introduce bill to freeze Huawei out of U.S. financial system (March 12)

HHS issues new health data rules (March 9)

Australia sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica Data Breach (March 9)

Legal services company shuts down systems after ransomware attack (March 3)

DHS says no malicious cyber activity on Super Tuesday (March 3)

U.S. giving Ukraine $8m in cybersecurity assistance (March 3)

CISA releases alert following disruptive cyberattack on U.S. energy facility (March 3)

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

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

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"