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At a recent CIO panel, an audience member asked the three of us on stage: “What do you see as your number one priority in the coming 12 months?” It was my turn to go first, and I responded “cybersecurity” without hesitation. The panelist that followed said that cybersecurity was a priority, but that it is a subset of risk management, which is much more comprehensive and includes as a subset cyber threats and cyber risk management. This was not the first time I have heard the chief information pro and/or technologist in a large company make that point, and I have to respectfully disagree.
By Gabrielle Orum Hernández
Gov. Nathan Deal opted to veto a cybersecurity bill criticized by technology groups that would have made “unauthorized computer access” a crime.
By Stacey Garrett
U.S. laws require companies to retain records for years, and sometimes forever, and violating U.S. records retention laws can result in domestic fines and penalties. How can U.S. companies comply with the GDPR’s “right to erasure” while still fulfilling their U.S. records retention obligations?
By Ishan Girdhar
Most firms have extensive cybersecurity measures in place, but emerging or unclear regulatory requirements embroil them in a never-ending cycle of evaluation, best-practices review, and implementation. Firms don’t just need to have their own systems secured; a responsible firm must also reduce the risk of breach at their third-party vendors. As cloud service providers become commonplace, so too does a firm’s responsibility to ensure their vendors are managing risk appropriately.
By Mark Sangster
Small Law Firms Face Large Regulatory Requirements
Unlike large firms with comparable resources with which to protect client non-public information, small firms can find themselves trapped between cyberattacks, like ransomware, that don’t prejudice based on the size of firm, and regulators who are indifferent to your size, when investigating a potential violation.