Monthly Archives: December 2014

Two New Laws Give DHS Increased Cybersecurity Authority

Two recently enacted laws give the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) increased authority and ability to contain cybersecurity threats and breaches.  Congress passed both the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and the DHS Cybersecurity Authority Act on December 10, 2014. 

Posted in Data Security, Legislation

Data Breach Plaintiff Given Second Chance to Certify Class Action Suit

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in favor of data breach plaintiff Avrum Baum, giving him a second chance to certify a class action suit against Keystone Mercy Health Plan.  Baum brought suit against the insurer and its affiliate, AmeriHealth

Posted in Data Breach

Cybersecurity…At Least There Is One Thing Congress Can Agree On

While most political observers were focused last week on the debates surrounding passage of the so-called “Cromnibus” spending bill, less noted was the fact that the U.S. Congress managed to pass a number of cyber-security bills in a rare moment

Posted in Legislation
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