IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 proposed by Senate Cybersecurity Caucus

On August 1, 2017, the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced the "Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017," bi-partisan legislation focused on establishing minimum security requirements for the federal procurement of Internet connected devices (#IoT). The legislation is directed at vendors who supply IoT devices to the federal government. It requires that such products are [...]

FUD and Voting Machine Hacking: An Important Point and Important Lesson

This morning I am doing radio interviews as a Fox News Radio contributor. My topic? The DEFCON Voting Village demonstration of hacking voting machines that have been, or may currently be, used in US elections. Here are a couple of the news stories if you are unfamiliar: Hacking a US electronic voting booth takes less than [...]

Invitation for 2 Webinars: Protecting Data Exchanged in Discovery and Securing IoT Data

I thought you may like an invitation to attend two complimentary webinars that I will be doing this coming week: YOURS, MINE, OURS: Protecting the Data Gathered and Exchanged in Litigation, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 12:00 CDT LINK for more information and registration Securing IoT Data: Compliance, Privacy, and [...]

The #CyberAvengers

#CyberAvengers: Cyber Hygiene and Government–Industry Cooperation for Better Cybersecurity

Read the #CyberAvengers’ recent article, Ransomware Spreading Like Crazy Worms, on NextGov.com, Levick.com, or The #CyberAvengers website. _____________________________ The #CyberAvengers (Paul Ferrillo, Chuck Brooks, Kenneth Holley, George Platsis, George Thomas, Shawn Tuma, Christophe Veltsos) are a group of salty and experienced professionals who have decided to work together to help our country by defeating cybercrime and slowing down nefarious actors operating in cyberspace seeking […]

Fifth Circuit: Employee Taking Data to Work for Competitor Violates Texas Hacking Law

Before leaving his employment at Merritt Hawkins & Associates (MHA), Larry Gresham allegedly accessed MHA's computer network and copied 400 of MHA's proprietary files and then deleted hundreds of files in an attempt to hide his activities. A jury found Gresham's actions violated the Harmful Access by Computer Act (HACA), Texas unauthorized access law (i.e., "hacking [...]