WannaCry: What to Know and What to Do

On Friday, May 12, 2017, a malicious ransomware program known as WannaCry was discovered infecting computer systems all over the world.  It set off alarms globally, and so far has infected over 200,000 computers across more than 150 countries.  Victims include Deutsche … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, FBI, Malware, NSA, Ransomware

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Congress Releases Unclassified Summary on Snowden/NSA Leak

On September 15, 2016, the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee released its summary findings of a two-year investigation concerning the unauthorized disclosures made by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. A copy of the unclassified executive summary can be … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, NSA

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Can the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Weather the Storm?

On 24 March, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) heard argument on a case that could significantly impact, if not invalidate altogether, the Safe Harbor framework that facilitates the flow of personal data from the European Union … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, FTC, Government Regulations, NSA, Privacy, Safe Harbor

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Can the NSA Legally Collect Telephone Metadata? The 9th Circuit Considers the Issue.

Earlier this month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals became the third federal appellate court this year to hear argument on the legality of the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata. The legal battle over the constitutionality of warrantless government … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, NSA, Privacy

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