Tag Archives: cybersecurity

IP & Tech News: Text, Blood and Rock ‘N’ Roll

  As we all know, the EU’s GDPR understandably received a lot of attention in 2017.  At the same time, of course, we can’t lose sight of other jurisdictions.  In our 2017 Q4 issue of Intellectual Property and Technology News (North America), our colleagues deliver an instructive study of eDiscovery rules, address global cybersecurity and data … Continue Reading

IoT, spyware and privacy risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) enables everyday objects – printers, thermostats, pacemakers, cars – to collect and exchange data over the Internet. Like other online data, IoT data can be mined, transformed and monetized. However, with the exponential growth of IoT comes higher risk and greater scrutiny of data privacy and security. If you want to … Continue Reading

US lawmakers introduce bill to address cybersecurity flaws in the Internet of Things

A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which seeks to impose baseline cybersecurity standards for IoT devices sold to the US government.  The bill, defines “Internet-Connected Device” to mean “a physical object that—(A) is capable of connecting to and is in regular connection with … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Executive Order escalates cybersecurity to greater priority – top points about critical infrastructure

President Donald Trump recently signed an Executive Order on cybersecurity, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  The Executive Order escalates CI cybersecurity to a greater priority in federal policy, tasking cabinet-level departments and sector specific agencies with identifying and utilizing capabilities to support the cybersecurity risk management efforts of CI at greatest risk. It also … Continue Reading
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