On December 12, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidelines for companies to follow in requesting that the Attorney General authorize delays of cyber incident disclosures required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) pursuant to Form 8-K Item 1.05.

In July, the SEC finalized a rule (the “Final Rule”), which comes

On October 25, 2023, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”) and the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a cybersecurity toolkit containing resources and information that organizations in the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector can utilize to reduce their cyber risk.

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On November 1, 2023, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) finalized the amendment to its cybersecurity regulation (the “Amendment”). The Amendment expands cybersecurity requirements across many areas—from governance to incident response to access controls.

The Amendment follows the three published drafts: two proposals published for formal notice and comment in November 2022 and

The Second Amendment to the New York Department of Financial Services’ (“NYDFS”) Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the “NYDFS Requirements”) is expected to be published in final form in the next two weeks. The Second Amendment will follow updated proposed amendments to the NYDFS Requirements published on June 28, 2023 (the “2023 Proposal”),1

On 13 September 2023, negotiations began between European institutions to adopt the text of the EU Cyber Resilience Act (the “CRA”). If adopted, the CRA will impose a set of software security, cybersecurity, and vulnerability management requirements on products with digital elements (i.e., software or hardware products and their remote data processing solutions) placed on

Recent high-profile cyber incidents involving exploitation of software vulnerabilities—such as the SolarWinds and MOVEit incidents—have increased scrutiny of the security of the software upon which corporate and government customers rely. Though phishing and social engineering continue to be leading causes of cyber incidents, there is growing potential legal exposure for companies from security vulnerabilities in

Recently, world leaders and key stakeholders gathered for the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (“UNGA”) to discuss global challenges with the goal of furthering peace, security, and sustainable development. A key topic of discussion was the “digital revolution,” focusing on the opportunities and challenges presented by artificial intelligence (“AI”), as well as

On August 8, 2023, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released a draft of The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0,1 (the “CSF” or “Framework”) along with a Discussion Draft of the Implementation Examples.2 This draft makes the most significant changes to the Framework since its initial release in 2014.

On July 26, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a release, adopting final rules (the “Final Rules”) aimed at standardizing and enhancing disclosure relating to cybersecurity incidents and risk management processes. The SEC had proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) on March 9, 2022. The Final Rules reflect the considerable comments received

On July 18, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its “U.S. Cyber Trust Mark” initiative.1 Under this program, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will establish a voluntary certification and labeling program to guide and inform consumers purchasing Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as “smart refrigerators, smart microwaves, smart televisions, smart climate control systems, smart