Committee Revisits Federal Cybersecurity and Finds Inadequate Practices Persist

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee issued a sequel to a 2019 report on federal cybersecurity that examined eight agencies and found them lacking in a number … Continue reading Committee Revisits Federal Cybersecurity and Finds Inadequate Practices Persist

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 August 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) provided an update to its January statement that it had been compromised in the SolarWinds hack. Over 27 U.S. … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 August 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments At its first monthly meeting in decades, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) undertook a number of significant actions in party line votes with the three Democratic Commissioners voting for the items, including:Section 18 Rulemaking Procedures: … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (12 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Senate confirmed Lina Khan to serve on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and then President Joe Biden designated her the chair of the FTC, giving the agency a full complement of commissioners until Commissioner … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (21 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments By a 68-32 vote, the Senate passed the “United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021” (S.1260), a bill that could result in more than $250 billion to fund United States (U.S) research and development … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (14 June 2021)

Administration Issues Cyber EO

Twitter A new American government? Then there must be a new cybersecurity EO. Cocktail Party The Biden Administration rolled out a web of interlocking directions centering on key agencies the White House will now need to manage. Some of the actions come due in the next few months while others have longer timelines. As always, … Continue reading Administration Issues Cyber EO

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 April 2021)

You can receive all the content posted on my blog by subscribing to my free (for now) newsletter, the Wavelength, which covers the major events in the world of technology policy, politics, and law. I spent more than a decade working on these issues in Washington DC as both a staffer in Congress and a … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15 April 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading “Millions of people’s data is at risk’ — Amazon insiders sound alarm over security” — By Vincent Mamancourt — Politico EU. Three whistleblowers are claiming that Amazon has widespread data protection and privacy issues, some of which may violate European Union (EU) or United States (U.S.) law. They claimed the company culture was … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events ( 1, 2, 3, and 4 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 February 2021)

Further Reading “Sheryl Sandberg Downplayed Facebook’s Role In The Capitol Hill Siege—Justice Department Files Tell A Very Different Story” By Thomas Brewster — Forbes. According to charging documents, Facebook, and not Parler, was the app of choice the insurrectionists used in planning to storm the United States Capitol. And, of course, Facebook initially claimed this … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (17 February 2021)

House Committee Kicks Off With Cybersecurity Hearing

Congress starts chewing over the Russian hack of many agencies through SolarWinds. What changes as a result is the key question.  In its first hearing of the new Congress, the House Homeland Security Committee delved into United States (U.S.) public and private sector cybersecurity in light of the seemingly massive SolarWinds hack. However, one of … Continue reading House Committee Kicks Off With Cybersecurity Hearing