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Energy Sector Alert Series: Cybersecurity Developments in the Energy Sector
In this eight-week alert series, we are providing a broad look at current and emerging issues facing the energy sector. Lawyers from across the firm are discussing issues ranging from cybersecurity, antitrust and intellectual property to the impact of both Brexit and the upcoming presidential election on the energy industry.
United States
5 Nov 2016
Department Of Defense Issues Final Version Of Key Cybersecurity Rule
On October 21, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued its final rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, amending an interim version issued on August 26, 2015, and revised on December 30, 2015.
United States
2 Nov 2016
Final Government Contractor Basic Data Security Rule Issued
Yesterday, the Federal Acquisition Regulations ("FAR") Council published the final FAR rule on Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems.
United States
17 May 2016
Department Of Defense Revises Landmark Cybersecurity Rule, Extends Deadline For Some Compliance Requirements
On December 30, 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued a second interim rule on Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services, amending an earlier version issued on August 26, 2015.
United States
11 Jan 2016
Congress Enacts Major Cybersecurity Legislation
The Act, which comes after four years of efforts to enact federal cybersecurity legislation, also creates a new regime to encourage federal agencies to share cyber intelligence with the private sector more rapidly.
United States
8 Jan 2016
Department Of Justice Issues Best Practices Guidance On Cyber Incidents
On Wednesday, April 29, the US Department of Justice released guidance titled "Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents."
United States
5 May 2015
Report Highlights Bank Vendor Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
On April 9, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released a report on bank vendor cybersecurity that highlights the risk that hackers will use third-party service providers to gain access to bank data.
United States
14 Apr 2015
Executive Order Creates Cybersecurity Sanctions Framework
On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against designated individuals or entities found to be engaged in malicious cyber activity, including various forms of commercial espionage and trade secret theft.
United States
7 Apr 2015
SEC To Examine Cybersecurity Preparedness At More Than 50 Registered Broker-dealers And Investment Advisers
On April 15, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a "Risk Alert" announcing steps being taken by the OCIE to assess cybersecurity preparedness in the securities sector.
United States
23 Apr 2014
NIST And DHS Release Final Cybersecurity Framework, Roadmap, And Voluntary Program For Cybersecurity Assistance
Yesterday, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final version of the voluntary federal cybersecurity standards known as the Cybersecurity Framework, along with a "Roadmap" explaining how the government will work with the private sector, other countries, and international organizations to refine and improve the Framework over the next several years
United States
15 Feb 2014
Support Continues To Build For New Export Controls On Cyber Monitoring Technologies
Amid growing worldwide concern about the security of commercial and government computer networks, the leading multilateral export control organization has moved toward new export controls for advanced computer network hardware, software and technologies that can be used to exploit cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
United States
16 Dec 2013
President Signs New Cybersecurity Provisions In Defense Authorization Act
On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which includes both new requirements for cleared defense contractors to share information with the Defense Department (DoD) about cyber intrusions and new cybersecurity procurement opportunities.
United States
7 Jan 2013
Senate Omnibus Cybersecurity Bill Emphasizes Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information-Sharing
Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) today introduced a long-awaited omnibus cybersecurity bill promised last fall by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
United States
20 Feb 2012
Cybersecurity And The Law: What To Expect In 2012
Our economic activities, our social lives, and even our physical safety increasingly depend on computers and other devices linked together through the Internet. Protecting those systems and the information they contain has thus become a national imperative.
United States
19 Jan 2012
SEC Issues New Guidance On Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks And Incidents
On October 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on disclosure obligations relating to cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents.
United States
1 Nov 2011
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