News and Alerts for April 19, 2022

Virginia Passes Amendments to VCDPA Governor Glenn Young of Virginia last week approved three amendments to the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA). The first amendment, H 381, creates an exemption to consumers’ right to delete, and will allow data…

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CISA

CISA Issues Broad Cybersecurity Directive

On Wednesday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) ordered federal agencies to fix several software and hardware vulnerabilities. Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 22-01, Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities establishes a CISA-managed catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities that carry significant risk and establishes requirements for agencies to remediate any such vulnerabilities included…
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Cryptocurrency

DOJ Announces National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team

On October 6, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced the creation of a National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team (“NCET”).  The DOJ press release is set forth in part below, without further commentary, other than to observe that the NCET’s stated goals are to address issues on which we repeatedly have blogged:  crypto exchangers and their AML obligations; the…
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Ransomware

New Ransomware Guidance Issued

On September 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new ransomware guidance, discouraging companies and citizens from paying ransoms. The Updated Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments is the latest step taken by the Biden Administration to curb the increase in ransomware attacks. In…
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Cybersecurity

How Federal Agencies are Approaching Cybersecurity Training Programs

Due in part to priorities being set by the Biden administration, many government organizations are taking steps to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity. A big part of that means implementing training programs as ways to better handle cybersecurity threats, and a handful of proposed legislations aims to do just that. With cybersecurity becoming a national…
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