Category: DATASEC

Maryland Amends Data Breach Law

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed into law House Bill 1154 (the “Bill”), which amends the state’s data breach notification law. Among other obligations, the amendments expand the required actions a business must take after becoming [ … ]

SEC Issues Alert On Outsourcing and Data Security

Liisa Thomas, Sarah Aberg, Kari Rollins, and Katherine Boy Skipsey write: The SEC recently issued a risk alert warning about using vendors and cloud-based platforms. Many broker dealers and investment advisors are turning to these third parties to store customer [ … ]

TX: Edcouch hit by ransomware

Joanna Guzman reports: A hacker gains access to the city of Edcouch and threatens to erase all the city’s information if officials did not deposit $40,000 in Bitcoins; a form of electronic cash. Information from the water department and city [ … ]