Cyber War, Cyber Crime, Cyber Espionage, and Cyber Vandalism.

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There has been a lot of discussion recently about threat actors and very public cyber-attacks, including the one against Sony, which many commentators, and the FBI, are now linking to North Korea. The next of our CyberSide Chats focuses on these issues, and how the nature of the threat, including the threat actor, should be considered when thinking about reactions.  What is interesting is that there is a new “cyber” term—“cyber vandalism.” This CyberSide Chat covers the differences ...

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President Signs Several New Cybersecurity Bills—Promotes Cyber Standards, Training and Employment—San Diego is Poised to Help.

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President Obama recently signed several cyber bills directed at promoting standards, improving cybersecurity in the government, and helping the private sector develop jobs in the cybersecurity space. While these bills do not address all of the cyber challenges we face, they clearly signal that the federal government will invest, and will encourage others to invest, in improving cybersecurity. This includes through increased pay for cybersecurity workers, voluntary technical standards, information sharing, federal research and development, and education and workforce development.

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CyberSide Chat–Understanding the Emerging Cyber Threats

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Cybersecurity issues continue to dominate the news, with new threats emerging on a daily basis.  While consumer-focused businesses need to continue to assess their security risk, emerging threats are focused on non-consumer data, and this means that other companies should consider their cyber risks.  The Lares Institute has published its second CyberSide Chat–this one with Andrew Serwin regarding emerging Cyber Threats, along with a discussion of best practices to help mitigate some of those risks.

As these threats continue to emerge, ...

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Data Privacy Day San Diego

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Join the Lares Institute, Morrison & Foerster, and the National Cyber Security Alliance for Data Privacy Day in San Diego on January 28, 2015. DPD San Diego will bring together privacy luminaries to discuss fundamental issues facing consumers and business, including in-depth panel discussions on privacy, the Internet of Things (IoT), and many other critical topics. Speakers include Chief Privacy Officers from eBay, ADT, Farmers Insurance, and many other privacy thought leaders. Lunch will be provided, and a networking cocktail ...

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