Tag archives: Critical infrastructure

White House Issues Cybersecurity Order

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn May 11th, 2017, the White House released an executive order on strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure (the “Order”).  The Order marks the administration’s first successful effort to address cybersecurity, after an earlier draft executive order on cybersecurity was postponed in January. The Order is divided into three substantive sections covering … Continue reading

U.S. Government Announces Framework for Responding to Critical Infrastructure Cyber Incidents

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn July 26, 2016, the White House issued the United States Cyber Incident Coordination Directive (Presidential Policy Directive PPD-41, including an Annex).  The Directive sets forth the principles governing the Federal Government’s response to cyber incidents, including incidents affecting private entities that are part of U.S. critical infrastructure.  The Directive is designed to improve coordination … Continue reading

Cyber Attackers Targeted by US Treasury Department OFAC Sanctions

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn April 1, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13694, creating a new sanctions program that targets the growing and evolving threat posed by cyber-attacks.  The Order authorizes sanctions against those who seek to use cyber-attacks to harm critical infrastructure, target network availability, and steal sensitive information, such as trade secrets and personal financial information. … Continue reading

Cybersecurity incident notification bill introduced in the Netherlands

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn January 22, 2015, the Netherlands proposed legislation introducing breach notification requirements for critical infrastructure industries, including utilities (electricity, gas and drinking water), telecom, financial services, government (surface-water management bodies) and transport (main ports Rotterdam and Schiphol airport). The proposed law would require notification in the event of a breach of security or loss of … Continue reading

Sharing Cyber Threat Information: A Legal Perspective (ISSA Journal Article)

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe ISSA Journal recently included an article, Sharing Cyber Threat Information: A Legal Perspective, authored by Utsav Mathur and I (David Navetta) concerning potential legal risks associated with intra-industry sharing of cyber-threat information. The article summarizes recent efforts by the US government to encourage more information sharing concerning cyber threats and data-security incidents within industries. Recent Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading
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