NY State of Mind — Attorney General Proposes New Cybersecurity Rules

Seems like everyone is getting into the cybersecurity act.  Happy Cybersecurity week. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has announced that he is proposing legislation that will require “unprecedented safeguards” for a wide variety of personal data, and make New York laws the strongest in the nation.  Take that, Massachusetts and California! The proposed law would…

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Inside the Sausage Factory – The President’s Cybersecurity Legal Proposals

American Poet John Godfrey Saxe is quoted as saying, “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” Well, it’s sausage-making time here in the Nation’s Capital, and it isn’t pretty.  Especially for cybersecurity. That’s because, in their haste and desire to “do something” lawmakers often pass laws…

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It’s Cybersecurity Week — Obama Announces Cybersecurity Initiatives

In the wake of the most recent attack on [insert name of entity] the White House has announced a new initiative to finally tackle the problem of cybersecurity.  It’s a wake up call. It’s like déjà vu all over again.  Or more like Charlie Brown and Lucy.  The problem isn’t a lack of intention.  It’s…

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Stingray Bites

The FBI wants the ability to know the position of every man, woman and child in America without a warrant, without a court order, and without any reason or justification. Well, not every man, woman, and child.  Only those with a cell phone or Internet connected devices.  Oh, and they also want to know what…

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Boardroom Lessons Learned From Sony Hack

In the wake of the massive attack on the systems and information at Sony last year, many smart senior executives, C-suite occupants, and Boards of Directors are asking what THEY should do in the coming years as a result of the attacks. The lessons learned run the gamut from “I told you so” to “there but…

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