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AT&T DATA BREACH: LESSONS FOR CLOUD-BASE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

AT&T DATA BREACH: LESSONS FOR CLOUD-BASE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

July 17, 2024 |  By: Tracy Pearson   Last Friday, July 12, 2024, it was widely reported that AT&T experienced another catastrophic cyber-attack. This material cyber incident affected over 100 million of its wireless customers according to AT&T’s 8-K Filing with the Security Exchange Commission (SEC).[1]  The initial cyber-attack was discovered back on or about… Continue reading AT&T DATA BREACH: LESSONS FOR CLOUD-BASE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

CMMC 2.0 Compliance: Do I need to be Assessed and Certified by a Certified Third Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)

DO I NEED TO BE ASSESSED AND CERTIFIED BY A CERTIFIED THIRD PARTY ASSESSOR ORGANIZATION (C3PAO)

June 24, 2024 |  By: Tracy Pearson and Jennifer Morris   Here again to discuss the Cyber Security Maturity Model (CMMC 2.0), with our final installment focused on small business Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and suppliers who need to prepare for a Level 2 certified assessment that is required to be completed by a… Continue reading CMMC 2.0 Compliance: Do I need to be Assessed and Certified by a Certified Third Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)

CMMC 2.0: LEVEL ONE: A SELF-ASSESSMENT

CMMC 2.0: LEVEL ONE: A SELF-ASSESSMENT

June 4, 2024 |  By: Tracy Pearson and Jennifer Morris   As we promised a trilogy in our earlier 2024 CMMC Blog – “Get Ahead of Compliance: The Proposed Rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) Is Out!” – we continue our series with a discussion of each level of compliance and why… Continue reading CMMC 2.0: LEVEL ONE: A SELF-ASSESSMENT

The FTC’s Expanded Cybersecurity Requirements Affecting Non-Banking Small Businesses

The FTC’s Safeguards Rule will require non-banking small businesses to notify customers and the FTC of cyber breaches that had previously...

January 12, 2023 |  By: Tracy Pearson, Jennifer Morris, and Chip Muir   The expansion of the FTC’s Safeguards Rule will require businesses to notify customers and the FTC of cyber breaches that had previously been excluded from reporting requirements. Previously, only banks had been required to notify customers of breaches, but now business entities… Continue reading The FTC’s Expanded Cybersecurity Requirements Affecting Non-Banking Small Businesses

Get Ahead of Compliance: The Proposed Rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) is Out!

Get Ahead of Compliance: The Proposed Rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) is Out!

January 5, 2023 |  By: Tracy Pearson, Jennifer Morris, and Chip Muir   As a lawyer working in a firm with a sophisticated legal team providing robust regulatory, government contract, and cybersecurity services, our Christmas present and holiday reading arrived early with the publication of the proposed rule 32 CFR § 170, also infamously known… Continue reading Get Ahead of Compliance: The Proposed Rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC 2.0) is Out!

THE “NEW” NARRATIVE REQUIREMENT IN SBA 8(a): BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS OWNERS

THE "NEW" NARRATIVE REQUIREMENT IN SBA 8(a): BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS OWNERS

The “New” Narrative Requirement In SBA 8(a): Business Development Program Eligibility For Socially And Economically Disadvantaged Business Owners   November 30, 2023   |   By: Tracy Pearson and David Ludwig   The US Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has a long history of supporting socially and economically disadvantaged business owners under Title 15, Chapter 14A, Sections 636(j)(10)… Continue reading THE “NEW” NARRATIVE REQUIREMENT IN SBA 8(a): BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FOR SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS OWNERS

CMMC 2.0 Will Be a Game Changer for Department of Defense Government Contractors

The “Cyber Maturity Model Certification” 2.0 (“CMMC 2.0”) will be a game changer for Department of Defense (DoD) government contractors.

CMMC 2.0 for Department of Defense Government Contractors   October 6, 2023   |   By: Tracy Pearson   It is well-known in the federal government’s Department of Defense (“DoD”) cyber community that radical changes are due and soon to be coming as the “Cyber Maturity Model Certification” 2.0 (“CMMC 2.0”) rapidly presents itself as an overhaul… Continue reading CMMC 2.0 Will Be a Game Changer for Department of Defense Government Contractors

Risky Business and Cyber Attacks… Simple Steps to Limit Liability of Cybersecurity Service Providers

August 9, 2023   |   By: Tracy Pearson   Risky Business and Cyber Attacks… Simple Steps to Limit Liability of Cybersecurity Service Providers   The consequences of a cyber attack can be significant and wide-ranging for both an individual and a business – no matter how big or small. Cyber attacks can result in serious data… Continue reading Risky Business and Cyber Attacks… Simple Steps to Limit Liability of Cybersecurity Service Providers

The Rise of Biometric Data Collection and Privacy Practices in Government Contracts and Beyond

April 10, 2023   |   By: Tracy Pearson   Biometric data refers to an individual’s physical attributes such as fingerprints, facial recognition, or Iris scans for the purpose of identification. This type of data is currently being used by many government agencies for identification, authentication, and security purposes. This type of data collection certainly arises in… Continue reading The Rise of Biometric Data Collection and Privacy Practices in Government Contracts and Beyond

Protecting Your Confidential Information & How to Navigate a Non-Disclosure Agreement

By: Tracy Pearson  [10/26/22] ​Simply put, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is a contract between willing parties who agree to keep certain information confidential. The purpose of an NDA is to keep confidential information protected from disclosure to an unauthorized third party. Generally, there are two types of parties in an NDA, the “disclosing party” who… Continue reading Protecting Your Confidential Information & How to Navigate a Non-Disclosure Agreement

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