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North Carolina is the First State to Prohibit Public Entities from Paying Ransoms: What Does This Mean for North Carolina Public Schools and Universities?

USA - May 19 2022 On April 5th, North Carolina became the first state to prohibit state agencies and local governments from paying ransoms after becoming victims of a…

2022 DSIR Deeper Dive: Increased Regulatory Scrutiny of Cybersecurity Incidents

USA - May 17 2022 Our 2022 Data Security Incident Response Report discussed the increased regulatory scrutiny of cybersecurity incidents and defenses following a year…

Vendor Incidents Deeper Dive

USA - May 6 2022 Vendor-caused incidents continued to surge in 2021. Nearly 20 percent of the total incidents we handled last year were caused by vendors, with more…

OCR Announces Four Enforcement Actions

USA - April 20 2022 On March 28, 2022, Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of four enforcement actions, three resolved in…

It’s Elementary: Measures that Educational Institutions Should Take to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks: Part 3

USA - April 19 2022 In the event of a ransomware attack, there are a host of legal frameworks that could potentially be implicated…

Forensics Deep Dive: The Importance of Proper Configuration and Monitoring

USA - April 14 2022 Many of the trends we observed in 2020 continued in 2021. Network intrusions and ransomware continued in full force, representing more than half the…

A Digital Advertising Primer on Preparing for the Post-Cookie World: Part Four

USA - April 5 2022 Welcome to the fourth installment in our eight-part series preparing you for the post-cookie world. In our first post, we provided a deep dive into…

Part 2 of BakerHostetler’s Countdown to CPRA - Top 5 FAQs to Evaluate Compliance Strategy for Employees

USA - April 1 2022 In Part 1 of BakerHostetler’s Countdown to CPRA blog series, we provided initial guidance to businesses on key California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)…

It’s Elementary: Measures that Educational Institutions Should Take to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks

USA - March 21 2022 The best way to ensure that an educational institution can respond quickly and effectively to a ransomware attack and minimize any chaos and…

Sounding the Alarm: New Federal Law Will Mandate the Reporting of Cybersecurity Incidents Involving Critical Infrastructure - What Companies Need to do now to be Prepared

USA - March 18 2022 In response to increased and persistent cybersecurity threats to American infrastructure, Congress passed the Strengthening American Cybersecurity…