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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She is a member of the Business Litigation Group and the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team, and chair’s the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations. She counsels a range of public and private clients from industries such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine and charitable organizations, on state and federal data privacy and security investigations, as well as emergency data breach response and mitigation. Linn is an Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity at Brown University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law.  Prior to joining the firm, Linn served as assistant attorney general and deputy chief of the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Rhode Island. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and her B.A., with honors, in American Studies from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read her full rc.com bio here.

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies issued a Report late last week entitled Time to Designate Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure which cogently outlines the risks associated with space systems (which are basically the same as any other electronic system) in order to designate space systems as the seventeenth critical infrastructure sector.

Space systems are

Many companies are exploring the use of generative artificial intelligence technology (“AI”) in day-to-day operations. Some companies prohibit the use of AI until they get their heads around the risks. Others are allowing the use of AI technology and waiting to see how it all shakes out before determining a company stance on its use.

Russia-linked ransomware gang Clop has claimed that it has attacked over 130 organizations since late January, using a zero-day vulnerability in the GoAnywhere MFT secure file transfer tool, and was successful in stealing data from those organizations. The vulnerability is CVE-2023-0669, which allows attackers to execute remote code execution.

The manufacturer of GoAnywhere MFT notified

As artificial intelligence, also known as “AI” becomes more of a household word, it is worth pointing out not only how cool it can be, but also how some uses raise privacy concerns.

The rapid growth of technological capabilities often surpasses our ability to understand long-term implications on society. Decades later, we find ourselves looking

The FBI, CISA and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) recently released a joint cybersecurity advisory, warning organizations about indicators of compromise, and tactics, techniques, and procedures that have been associated with LockBit 3.0 ransomware.

The Advisory, #StopRansomware: LockBit 3.0, states that LockBit 3.0 is an affiliate-based ransomware variant that functions as

Hackers are always looking for the next opportunity to launch attacks against unsuspecting victims. According to Cybersecurity Dive, researchers at Proofpoint recently observed “a phishing campaign designed to exploit the banking crisis with messages impersonating several cryptocurrencies.”

According to Cybersecurity Dive, cybersecurity firm Arctic Wolf has observed “an uptick in newly registered domains related

It used to be that one of the sure ways to identify a phishing email was to notice grammatical errors or broken English in the text of the communication. Thanks to new translation tools like Google Translate, which are available worldwide, threat actors can translate a phishing email into any language, so it sounds authentic