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Ohio Law Offers Safe Harbor to Companies Meeting Cyber Standards

Ohio will soon have a law in place that provides a “legal safe harbor” from tort claims related to a data breach, to entities that have implemented and comply with certain cybersecurity frameworks. It remains to be seen whether any entity will ever be in a position to take advantage of the affirmative defense this … Continue Reading

Update to Cybersecurity / Data Breach Notification Legislative Outlook

Congress is back from a two week Easter recess and despite lingering concerns from privacy groups, House leaders plan to bring to the floor for votes one or more cybersecurity bills designed to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure – from power plants to financial markets – by encouraging information sharing about cyber threats between the … Continue Reading

Department of Defense Announces Rule Amendments Tightening Data Security Requirements for Contractors

Many of the topics on this blog are related to the security of personal and financial information, but information regarding our nation’s defense is just as sensitive, and the loss of that information could be exponentially more catastrophic.  Federal agencies are authorized under and required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (44 … Continue Reading