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Posts from Susan Ebner

U.S. Government Issues Alert Regarding Critical Windows 10 Update – Are You Entitled To Compensation?

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Earlier this month, the National Security Agency (NSA) discovered a serious security flaw in Microsoft Windows 10 cryptographic functionality, CVE-2020-0601.That security flaw could render trust certifications used to authenticate sources in communications and files vulnerable to spoofing or attack. As the NSA Cybersecurity Advisory notes, “[e]xploitation of the vulnerability allows attackers to defeat trusted networkRead More

Topics: Claims and Disputes, Contract Administration, Contracts, Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Government Contracts

NIST Privacy Framework Version 1.0 Issued

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On January 16, 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued its NIST Privacy Framework Version 1.0 (Privacy Framework). The Privacy Framework follows the same type of structure as the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which was first issued in February 2014 (NIST Cybersecurity Framework). Specifically, NIST identifies the Privacy FrameworkRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Privacy, Privacy Protection, Supply Chain Risk Management

Securing the Information and Communications Technology Services Supply Chain – Proposed Department of Commerce Rule

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The Department of Commerce (Commerce) recently issued a proposed regulation to better secure the United States’ information and communications technology and services (ICTS) supply chain. The ICTS supply chain supports how government, industry and the public communicate and conduct their business. The ICTS supply chain encompasses the generation, storage and transmission of data for criticalRead More

Topics: Sourcing Restrictions