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GDPR: Why U.S. Companies Should Care

This is part one of a multi-part look into the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and why U.S. companies need to concern themselves with an EU law, the difference from U.S. regulations and the different mechanisms available to comply. We will conclude this series with a webinar on Jan. 17,  2018 that will review the series and provide further insights and comments on any updates that may have occurred since the beginning of the series.

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DoD’s New Cybersecurity Regulations: How to protect yourself when a Government support services contractor wants to inspect your data and devices

DOD New Cybersecurity regulationsThe US Department of Defense’s (DoD) new cybersecurity regulations require defense contractors to cooperate with Government support services contractors investigating a “cyber incident that affects a covered contractor information system or the covered defense information residing therein or that affects the contractor’s ability to provide operationally critical support.”  DoD’s Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Activities Final Rule, 32 CFR 236.4(b), (m)(5) (effective Nov. 3, 2016); Response to Public Comments, 81 FR 68312 (Oct. 4, 2016).

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Threat Intelligence – What You Should Be Doing

Threat Intelligence is, very simply, network defense techniques that leverage knowledge (i.e. intelligence and counter intelligence) about adversaries so that organizations can build a superior information base which decreases the chances of an attacker compromising their networks. Gartner more specifically defines it as “Evidence-based knowledge, including context, mechanisms, indicators, implications and actionable advice about an existing or emerging menace or hazard to assets that can be used to inform decisions regarding the subject’s response to the menace or hazard.”

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Reynolds and Lawless to Attend IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2015

Taft Privacy and Data Security Practice Group attorneys Diane D. Reynolds and Matthew D. Lawless are attending the annual International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Global Privacy Summit 2015 in Washington, D.C. on March 4-6. The IAPP is a comprehensive body of resources, knowledge and experts that provide the groundwork to navigate the complex landscape of today’s data-driven world.

Both Reynolds and Lawless hold the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (“CIPP/US”) credential, the global standard in privacy certification, through the … Read More

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