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Oregon’s New IoT Law

Oregon became the latest state to require manufacturers of internet “connected devices” that make, sell or offer to sell the devices in the state to equip the device with “reasonable security features” according to Oregon House Bill 2395 amending ORS 646.607. According to the law, “[R]easonable security features” means methods to protect a connected device … Continue Reading

Another Hitch in the Crypto Boom? North Korean Malware Hijacks Computers to Mine Monero Cryptocurrency

Researchers at cybersecurity firm AlienVault have discovered a computer virus of North Korean origin which infects and hijacks computers in order to mine Monero, a private digital currency which styles itself as “secure, private and untraceable.” Cryptocurrency mining is the resource-intensive process by which computers or “miners” running specific software verify cryptocurrency transactions. In exchange … Continue Reading

Backdoors to encryption protocols vs. cybersecurity: weighing priorities in the U.S. and abroad

With the revelations that the Paris and San Bernardino attackers used encrypted communications to recruit, communicate and plan their attacks, the U.S. government is again pushing the tech industry to provide it backdoor access to encryption protocols. Bypassing security mechanisms through a backdoor, law enforcement believes, permits it to more effectively track users and content, … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity + Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge Symposium | Friday, October 16, 2015 | RWU Law | Bristol, RI

Cybersecurity, encryption, and government surveillance are daily challenges for public officials, corporations, and lawyers. On October 16, the Roger Williams University School of Law will present Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge, featuring U.S. senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, Representative Jim Langevin, the Federal Trade Commission’s Jessica Rich, Google’s David Lieber, data privacy lawyer … Continue Reading

2015 US State of Cybercrime Survey released

The 2015 US State of Cybercrime survey has been released and is worth a read. The Survey, co-sponsored by PwC, CSO, the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the United States Secret Service is the result of survey responses from more than 500 US businesses, law enforcement services and government … Continue Reading
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