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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

Washington poised to collaborate on cybersecurity legislation

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightIt appears that Congress and the Administration are finally prepared to collaborate on addressing cybersecurity threats facing the nation. The Administration is moving forward on its cyber threat initiative, and a recent New York Times article suggested that Congress is now prepared to enact cybersecurity legislation. Last week, the Administration received funding from Congress to … 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
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