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Safe Harbor & More Cybersecurity Laws

March 31, 2021 Firewalls.com/Cynthia Brumfield, Metacurity Season 1 Episode 42
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
Safe Harbor & More Cybersecurity Laws
Chapters
0:48
Featured Topic - Cyber Laws
1:19
Interview - Cynthia Brumfield
28:33
Cybersecurity Headlines
28:46
Story 1 - Cyber Insurance for Ransom
35:27
Story 2 - FatFace Ransomware
40:43
Story 3 - Ransom Refund
47:22
Episode Close
Ping - A Firewalls.com Podcast
Safe Harbor & More Cybersecurity Laws
Mar 31, 2021 Season 1 Episode 42
Firewalls.com/Cynthia Brumfield, Metacurity

Cybersecurity laws are somewhat in their infancy in the U.S., but states are starting to get on board. Our guest Cynthia Brumfield, creator of the Metacurity newsletter and writer of all things cyber, tells us about states getting on board with liability protection for companies that take reasonable actions to secure themselves against threats. What's reasonable and what kind of safe harbor protections will states provide in court? What about data protection laws? And how does the Biden Administration plan to address cybersecurity regulations? We discuss all that and more.

Find Cynthia's article on Safe Harbor laws here: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3613176/states-enact-safe-harbor-laws-against-cyberattacks-but-demand-adoption-of-cybersecurity-frameworks.html

And learn about the Metacurity newsletter: https://metacurity.substack.com/

In our headlines segment, we discuss a trio of ransomware stories, from a cyber insurance firm's targeting, to an inside look at a ransomware attack, to a ransomware cell gone straight.

See the stories:

Policyholders may be the primary target in hack of cyber insurance provider CNA
https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/policyholders-may-be-the-primary-target-in-hack-of-cyber-insurance-provider-cna 

FatFace pays out $2 million to Conti ransomware gang
https://grahamcluley.com/fatface-pays-out-2-million-to-conti-ransomware-gang 

Ransomware admin is refunding victims their ransom payments
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-admin-is-refunding-victims-their-ransom-payments/ 


Get info on all things network security through our new, improved blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.

And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing podcast@firewalls.com. New episodes are normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.

Thanks for listening! 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Cybersecurity laws are somewhat in their infancy in the U.S., but states are starting to get on board. Our guest Cynthia Brumfield, creator of the Metacurity newsletter and writer of all things cyber, tells us about states getting on board with liability protection for companies that take reasonable actions to secure themselves against threats. What's reasonable and what kind of safe harbor protections will states provide in court? What about data protection laws? And how does the Biden Administration plan to address cybersecurity regulations? We discuss all that and more.

Find Cynthia's article on Safe Harbor laws here: https://www.csoonline.com/article/3613176/states-enact-safe-harbor-laws-against-cyberattacks-but-demand-adoption-of-cybersecurity-frameworks.html

And learn about the Metacurity newsletter: https://metacurity.substack.com/

In our headlines segment, we discuss a trio of ransomware stories, from a cyber insurance firm's targeting, to an inside look at a ransomware attack, to a ransomware cell gone straight.

See the stories:

Policyholders may be the primary target in hack of cyber insurance provider CNA
https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/ransomware/policyholders-may-be-the-primary-target-in-hack-of-cyber-insurance-provider-cna 

FatFace pays out $2 million to Conti ransomware gang
https://grahamcluley.com/fatface-pays-out-2-million-to-conti-ransomware-gang 

Ransomware admin is refunding victims their ransom payments
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ransomware-admin-is-refunding-victims-their-ransom-payments/ 


Get info on all things network security through our new, improved blog, https://firewalls.com/blog.

And please do reach out, as we want to hear from you. Suggest an episode topic, ask a question, or just say hi in a review, or by emailing podcast@firewalls.com. New episodes are normally released every other Wednesday, so subscribe/follow to ensure you get the latest first - and again, please rate and review.

Thanks for listening! 

Featured Topic - Cyber Laws
Interview - Cynthia Brumfield
Cybersecurity Headlines
Story 1 - Cyber Insurance for Ransom
Story 2 - FatFace Ransomware
Story 3 - Ransom Refund
Episode Close