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Some Things Are Inevitable … Death, Taxes, and Rising HIPAA Penalties

USA - November 30 2021 It used to be easy to calculate HIPAA penalties in your head—$50,000 per violation and up to $1.5 million per calendar year for multiple violations…

Say Hello to 2.0: DoD's Significantly Revamped "CMMC 2.0" Program for Defense Contractors

USA - November 17 2021 The Department of Defense (DOD) has announced major changes to its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program for defense industrial…

Commerce Publishes Export Controls for Cybersecurity Intrusion and Surveillance Tools

USA - November 16 2021 On October 21, 2021, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published its long-awaited Interim Final Rule establishing…

KIDS Act Seeks to Expand Online Protections for Children Under 16

USA - November 16 2021 On September 30, 2021, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced S.2918, the Kids…

"Whole of Government" Anti-Ransomware Campaign on Full Display

European Union, USA - November 11 2021 November 8, 2021, may have been the most significant single day in United States' "whole of government" anti-ransomware campaign. The Department of…

Does the U.S. Need an AI "Bill of Rights"?—White House Says "Yes"

USA - October 21 2021 The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a plan to develop a "bill of rights" to protect against what the OSTP…

Warning of "Very Hefty Fines," DOJ Launches Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative to Pursue Violations of Cybersecurity Requirements in Government Contracts

USA - October 12 2021 The Department of Justice (DOJ) is bringing one of its trustiest tools to the project of improving the nation's cybersecurity. The DOJ announced last…

OFAC makes waves in fight against ransomware, but practical effects unclear

USA - October 1 2021 On September 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced two major actions by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to combat…

NIST Starts Consumer Labeling Program for IoT Cybersecurity

USA - September 21 2021 Over the last several weeks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken key steps towards the creation of a consumer…

Federal Technology Providers Take Note: White House Announces Federal "Zero Trust" Strategy for Cybersecurity

USA - September 10 2021 Earlier this week, the White House announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a draft of the Federal Zero Trust Strategy—a…