A reminder that Congress can exert significant power when it comes to the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of executive branch agencies. That includes the Department of Defense's approach to military cyber operations.
Latest in Cybersecurity: Legislation
Why is cybersecurity so hard for the Federal government? Sometimes its just old ways of thinking and acting that resist updating. Case in point—the FLRA's determination that agencies may not restrict access to external emails without permission from the employees' union.
Legally speaking, there’s no such thing. But sextortion turns out to be remarkably common. A great many sextortion cases have taken place―in federal courts, in state courts, and internationally―over a relatively short span of time, and they involve what are effectively online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, sometimes even crossing international borders, and sometimes involving a great many victims.
This morning, Benjamin Wittes hosted an online webcast previewing two new studies on "sextortion," a new form of remote sexual assault.
Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein release the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016.
A discussion copy of the SSCI Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 is now public.
Could both of the magistrate judge rulings in the dueling Apple-FBI disputes in Brooklyn and San Bernardino to date be wrong? We believe that the answer is "yes," and explain why the best reading of the All Writs Act compels that counterintuitive result.
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 must be evaluated against the problems it attempts to solve.
We finally have a cybersecurity information sharing bill. DHS wins the ball of wax. Is it up to the task?
Earlier today, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) by a vote of 74-21. Early reports are that most of the more significant privacy-related amendments were rejected, as was the proposal to eliminate DHS's status as the "hub" for information sharing. We'll have more analysis later. The bill differs from the House-passed version and we can look forward to a conference of the two competing versions in the coming months.