NIST Releases Updated Cyber Security Framework

In a 2013 Executive Order “Improving Critical 69 Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” President Obama called for the development of a voluntary risk-based Cybersecurity Framework – a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations manage cybersecurity risks. The first such Framework was released in 2015 and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working…

FTC Sues D-Link over Lack of IofT Security

The Federal Trade Commission regulates unfair and deceptive trade practices and D-Link Corporation and D-Link Systems ran afoul of both through its routers, IP cameras, baby monitors and other products designed to integrate consumers’ home networks. D-Link’s promotional materials assured buyers that their routers “support[] the latest wireless security features to help prevent unauthorized access,…

Congressional Report Sides Firmly With Strong Encryption, Rejecting Back Doors

After the standoff between the Justice Department and Apple over accessing an encrypted cell phone connected to the San Bernardino terrorist attack, members of the House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees created a bi-partisan Encryption Working Group (“EWG”) to “conduct a thorough and objective review of the encryption challenge.” The EWG has issued its initial…