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US Congress tees up ambitious cybersecurity agenda in the wake of supply chain, ransomware attacks

Roughly 115 cybersecurity-related bills are working their way through the legislative process, in many cases with bipartisan support.

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GAO calls out US government agencies: Get your supply chain security act together

The US Government Accounting Office tells Congress that federal agencies have largely ignored its supply chain risk management guidance for nearly ten years.

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HITRUST explained: One framework to rule them all

HITRUST is a cybersecurity framework that seeks to unify the rules for many other existing regulatory and industry frameworks, including HIPAA, GDPR, PCI-DSS, and more.

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TSA’s pipeline cybersecurity directive is just a first step experts say

The new, hastily announced security directive requires US pipeline companies to appoint a cybersecurity coordinator and report possible breaches within 12 hours.

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Aligning security, compliance and privacy across inventory tracking

Brad Wells, Executive Director, Information Security, and Kandice Samuelson, Senior Director, IT Governance at PPD lead a team enhancing PPD's inventory tracking system that identifies PPD’s most valuable assets. Join us to learn how...

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Biden administration releases ambitious cybersecurity executive order

Though lacking in definitional clarity, this new executive order might be more effective than past federal efforts, especially in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline attack.

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8 cybersecurity startups to watch

Security startups are often innovation leaders that attempt to solve critical and persistent problems. These are some of the most interesting ones to watch as they tackle issues around multicloud security, identity management,...

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Biden administration releases 100-day plan to address electric system cybersecurity risks

The plan focuses largely on supply chain risks to the electric grid, requests input on the DOE's role in coordinating cybersecurity efforts.

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Experts fear that Biden’s cybersecurity executive order will repeat mistakes of the past

President Biden is expected to issue an executive order soon in response to the SolarWinds and Exchange Server attacks. Leaked details suggest it might not focus on the most effective actions.

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States enact safe harbor laws against cyberattacks, but demand adoption of cybersecurity frameworks

Connecticut might soon follow Ohio and Utah by enacting a law that offers liability protection against ransomware and other cyberattacks, but only if victims follow security best practices.

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CSO's ultimate guide to security and privacy laws, regulations, and compliance

This handy directory provides summaries and links to the full text of each security or privacy law and regulation.

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Virginia data protection bill signed into law

The state is the second in the nation to enact a consumer data protection law along the lines of the EU's GDPR. Here's what businesses need to know about Virginia's CDPA.

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5 ways to combat audit fatigue

The growing number of audits for security and privacy regulatory compliance is stressing security personnel and draining resources from security operations. Here's how to better manage them.

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The HITECH Act explained: Definition, compliance, and violations

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act aims to expand the use of electronic health records through incentives to health care providers and consumers. It also tightens rules on providers to...

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How strong, flexible data protection controls can help maintain regulatory compliance

An effective approach to data protection controls embraces ethical standards and anticipates new requirements. Here’s how some CISOs and other experts tackle the issue.

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HIPAA explained: definition, compliance, and violations

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a law passed in 1996 that imposes stringent privacy and security mandates on health care providers—and most of their IT vendors.

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SolarWinds hack is quickly reshaping Congress’s cybersecurity agenda

More cybersecurity funding for states and Capitol, new breach reporting rules, and ransomware-related bills will likely be on the agenda for the 117th Congress.

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US bulk energy providers must now report attempted breaches

US bulk energy providers must now report attempted breaches as well as successful breaches. Guidance is murky over what constitutes an "attempted" breach.

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