News Alerts and Breach Report for Week of June 13, 2022

Cybersecurity Named Top Driver of Legal Disputes The  2021 Annual Litigation Trends Survey from Norton Rose Fulbright, which surveyed 250 U.S. General counsel and litigation leaders, has identified technological progression and its inherent cybersecurity risks as a primary threat vector…

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News Alerts and Breach Report for May 16, 2022

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Supply Chain Guidance The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released guidance on supply chain cybersecurity this week in response to the Biden administration’s Executive Order 14028—Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. The guidance, Software Supply Chain Security…

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Data Security

Protecting Data – Considerations for Drafting Security Schedules

With the exponential growth of cyber threats, cloud computing and remote working, contract provisions regarding data security requirements have also expanded in size and frequency. It has become common practice to prepare schedules to detail (and limit) security requirements. Customers and vendors both have a vested interest in clearly identifying expectations and obligations for such…
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NIST

NIST Publishes Draft Security Criteria for Consumer Software

Consumer software providers will soon have the option to label their software as compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards for software security. On November 1, 2021, NIST published its initial draft of this standard in a white paper titled “DRAFT Baseline Criteria for Consumer Software Cybersecurity Labeling” (the White Paper). The…
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CIO

How to Manage the CIO-CMO Relationship

Technology has changed how companies are run, how they communicate and how they compete. In the past decade, firms have dramatically broadened their use of technology in digital operations. As initiatives continue to grow and increase in complexity, they also create the need for more senior-level roles to help make the most of these new…
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Export

BIS Finalizes the Rule Covering Cybersecurity Activities

On October 21, 2021, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a rule that will restrict some exports, reexports, and other overseas transfers of equipment, software, and technology (technical know-how) that can be used for cyberattacks or surveillance. The rule, part of the Export Administration Regulations, has two components: (i) controls on…
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