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Former DHS Chief Jeh Johnson on Cyber Security

Paul, Weiss’s Jeh Johnson on Cybersecurity

Paul, Weiss’s Jeh Johnson on Cybersecurity

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speaks at the Sooner Than You Think conference on the immediate measures the government and businesses must take to thwart sophisticated cyber attacks and protect our democratic process.   Check out Bloomberg Law’s Privacy and Data Security practice center. Subscribe to the Big Law Business podcast on iTunes. Want

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DLA Piper Victim of Massive Malware Attack

The global law firm DLA Piper fell victim on Tuesday to a widespread cyber attack, which reportedly disabled networks at dozens of companies. By midday, the firm posted a statement on its website, which remained functional, confirming it suffered a malware attack. “The firm, like many other reported companies, has experienced issues with some of its systems

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FBI Agent Shares Cybersecurity Tips For Big Law

Corporate clients are now checking to ensure their law firms are taking steps to secure valuable information. In April, the Association of Corporate Counsel issued its first-ever guidance on what data security measures in-house counsel should expect from their firms, Bloomberg BNA reported. Aristedes Mahairas, special agent-in-charge in the cyber division of the New York

Peter Beshar speaks at the 3rd Annual Big Law Business Summit. Photo: Jamie Watts/ Big Law Business.

GC Requires Outside Law Firms to Encrypt Communications

Law firms seeking to protect client and firm communications from outside hackers should consider one simple form of security. Peter Beshar, general counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, says he has required many of his outside law firms to use what’s known as Transport Layer Security. Transport Layer Security, or TLS, is a form of encryption that

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Dorsey & Whitney Partner on Cybersecurity and Data Breaches (Video)

By Jimmy H. Koo, Bloomberg BNA Having “perfect” cybersecurity is almost an impossible task, but having a culture of awareness of the risks is half the battle for companies doing business in the modern world, Bob Cattanach of Dorsey & Whitney LLP told Bloomberg BNA in a video interview.   Companies often struggle with attuning their culture to be sensitive

Signage is displayed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) booth during the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

Outer-Space Hacking a Top Concern for NASA’s Cybersecurity Chief

By Nafeesa Syeed, Bloomberg News NASA scientists glean valuable data about powerful space explosions and the energy of black holes from their Swift and Fermi satellites. The projects were supposed to last a few years. Instead, they’ve survived for more than a decade. That’s great for researchers but a challenge for Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz because of

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