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The next big technology to transform government

Posted by   /  September 20, 2017  /  Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

It’s called blockchain. Some say it will have a bigger impact than the Internet By Liz Farmer | Government magine this: Homeowners no longer need to buy title insurance. The chronology of ownership and claims for every piece of property in a jurisdiction are on an unhackable, constantly updated, always current ledger. Or this: Governments, companies […]

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How Equifax breach could hurt home sales; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, says ‘breach could complicate everything’

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Real Estate  /  No Comments

RealtorMag The recent Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal information of about 143 million Americans—one of the largest hacks on record—could put home sales at risk. For consumers trying to get a mortgage, the data breach, which compromised people’s Social Security numbers, addresses, and credit card information, could stall their loan approval or put them […]

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Arizona edges to front of states eyeing anti-hacking technology

Posted by   /  August 16, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The sponsor of an Arizona law that allows electronic signatures on contracts is calling that measure a “little stab” at adopting blockchain technology that backers call “bulletproof” to hacking. /Photo by Yuri Samoilov/Creative Commons By Nathan J. Fish | Cronkite News efore Arizona could be recognized as a leader in blockchain technology legislation there was […]

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Hackers’ little helpers: employees with bad ‘cyber-hygiene’

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Governments are starting to realize that cybersecurity isn’t just the responsibility of the IT department By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene | Governing On this year’s list of top 10 policy and technology priorities, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) named cybersecurity No. 1. When people think about cybersecurity, they often focus […]

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Nearly one -third of U.S. teens use electronics to cheat, survey finds

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Education  /  No Comments

By Sharon Noguchi | The Denver Post U.S. teens think they are savvy about cybersecurity — so much that nearly one-third skirt school safeguards to access banned content and 29 percent admit to using tech devices to cheat in school — but more than twice that many say they know of classmates who have cheated […]

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Arizona Businesses Under Cyberattack

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier This year, small and medium sized businesses in every state have been exposed to increased security threats, according to a new study by security software company Malwarebytes. These businesses are particularly vulnerable to attack because many do not have a dedicated IT department or […]

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Attorneys general ask Supreme Court to review Microsoft data case

Posted by   /  August 1, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent Arizona and 32 other states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether email service providers can shield evidence of a crime from U.S. law enforcement by storing data on servers located outside the United States. The 33 states − led by Vermont – filed a legal brief asking the U.S. […]

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Why are local governments using a Russian software the feds won’t?

Posted by   /  July 26, 2017  /  Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

The reasons spotlight cities’ funding and workforce struggles that cybersecurity experts have warned about for years By Natalie Delgadillo | Governing The Washington Post revealed this week that several local governments across the U.S. are using a Russian brand of security software that the federal government fears could be leveraged by the foreign country for […]

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Tech companies are pushing back against biometric privacy laws; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

They want your body By Kartikay Mehrota | Bloomberg Privacy advocates cheered when Illinois passed its Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in 2008 regulating commercial use of finger, iris, and facial scans. With companies such as Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. developing facial tagging technology, it was clear that laws would be needed to ensure companies didn’t collect and use biometric data […]

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Congress considers self-driving vehicle laws

Posted by   /  July 24, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group attorney focusing her practice on cyber security and Dan Gauthier The potential consequences from lax cybersecurity have been well documented.  One hypothetical scenario garnering specific attention is a hacker being able to remotely control a “smart” vehicle.  In 2015, for example, a pair of “white hat” hackers – or ethical hackers – […]

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