Cyber Insurance Policies Grow Pricey Amid Rising Hacks, Lawsuits

Irina Baranova

An uptick in data breach litigation and skyrocketing costs tied to ransomware attacks and other cybercrime are making it more difficult—and more expensive—for companies to secure insurance policies that help them cover financial hits. The changing insurance market and disagreements over policy exclusions are also driving legal uncertainty, leaving businesses […]

The cyber community’s NDAA wish list- POLITICO

Irina Baranova

— The next defense policy bill is just around the corner, and MC has a roundup of the cyber policy items that experts most want to see tucked into the legislation. — The EPA and the NSA have completed recent cyber tasks involving water systems and sensitive government networks, but […]

Cyber and the Law

Irina Baranova

The law in armed conflict applies just the same to the use of cyber-means as other means of waging war, the Attorney General and Fareham MP Suella Braverman told the think-tank Chatham House in a speech. She called for shared agreement with other countries “on prohibited behaviors for key sectors,” in terms of cyber, […]

The Evolving Face of Cyber Conflict and International Law: A Futurespective

Irina Baranova

Since the inception of the internet, criminals, non-state actors and states have leveraged the inherent insecurities and vulnerabilities of cyberspace at an ever-increasing rate and with ever-more harmful impact. Data theft, ransomware attacks and critical infrastructure disruptions, to name a few, are now near daily occurrences. Notwithstanding the immense societal risks these activities present, a growing […]

NIS2 moves closer as deal reached on cyber laws

Irina Baranova

While precise details of what the draft new laws say have still to be published, high-level information about the second Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2) was made public after the European Parliament and Council of Ministers reached provisional agreement on the text late last week. The existing NIS […]

Events, dear boy: EU proposes new cyber law

Irina Baranova

It’s getting hard to keep up with the flurry of legislative activity from the European Union these days. Barely a month goes by without a major technology law being announced, whether it’s the DSA, the DMA, the Data Act or the AI Act. Such is the pace of law-making that, […]

Law Firms Fortify Cyber Defenses

Irina Baranova

Chicago-based Seyfarth Shaw, one of the country’s largest law firms, suddenly found itself under attack in October 2020. Hackers had breached the firm’s IT system, then held it for ransom. The firm called the breach “a sophisticated and aggressive malware attack” that encrypted many of the firm’s computer networks. Given […]