Cyber News and Updates


Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

News From The Last Month

Bipartisan panel to issue recommendations for defending US against cyberattacks early next year (August 20)

22 Texas Towns Hit With Ransomware Attack In 'New Front' Of Cyberassault (August 20)

Judge rules Georgia must phase out paperless voting machines by 2020 (August 15) (view the order here)

ABA Votes to Urge Legal Profession to Address Emerging Legal and Ethical Issues of AI (August 14)

Major breach found in biometrics system used by banks (August 14)

Lawsuit filed against GitHub in wake of Capital One data breach (August 2) (click here to learn more about the FBI's examination into possible breaches related to Capital One, from July 31)

Social media companies consider deepfake policy changes (August 2) (learn more here about the Senate's advancement of deepfake legislation, from July 24)

Senators introduce bill to secure U.S. supply chains against Chinese threats (July 31)

Senate bill introduced to combat foreign influence campaigns (July 26) (click here to learn more about the Senate Intel Committee's election security report)

Louisiana declares state emergency after cyberattacks on school districts (July 26)

Privacy group asks judge to hear from critics before approving $5B Facebook Settlement (learn more about the settlement here) (July 26)

House lawmakers to introduce bill banning facial recognition tech in public housing (July 23)

DOJ opens antitrust inquiry into top tech companies (July 23)

NSA to establish new cybersecurity arm this fall (July 23)

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

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"