December 21, 2017

Nowadays, “malware,” “ransomware,” and “hacking” are ubiquitous terms. Take a quick glance at your LinkedIn feed and you might see something related to cybersecurity. Frankly, cybersecurity should be there. The protection of sensitive, personal data is paramount and corporate leaders are taking notice. According to recent surveys by Grant Thornton and the Association of Corporate Counsel, cybersecurity has become a major concern for corporate officers and general counsel.[1] Their concerns aren’...

November 28, 2017

December 31, 2017 marks the deadline for compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting (“Cyber DFARS”).[1] The Cyber DFARS principally requires defense contractors to provide “adequate security” on all “covered contractor information systems”––by implementing NIST SP 800-171 security safeguards––and to comply with cyber incident reporting requirements.[2] While the Department of Defense (“DoD”) has recognized that “[t]here is no single...

November 26, 2017

In 2012, Robert Mueller famously professed, “I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be. And even they are converging into one category: companies that have been hacked and will be hacked again.”[1]  While that statement still rings true five years later, governing bodies are continuing to work diligently to enact laws that place heightened scrutiny on corporate data security measures.[2]  As a result, proactive and reactive data...

October 31, 2017

Massive data breaches are frequently making headlines. It’s a chilling reality: Hackers are stealing personally identifiable information (“PII”) from corporate networks and selling it on the dark web.[1] Hackers may also decide to encrypt corporate files until the company pays a ransom (usually in cryptocurrency).[2] This is as true for the Fortune 500 as it is for smaller businesses.[3] Just recently, around 143 million Americans were affected by the Equifax data breach, which caused many to fr...

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Welcome to CyberJudicata an informational blog/website focusing on cybersecurity and privacy issues, including cyber policy, data breach, incident response, data security, regulatory compliance, and cyber insurance.

CyberJudicata is published by Joshua Duvall, managing partner at Matross Edwards, a law firm providing government contracts and cybersecurity legal services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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