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  • American Bar Association Opinion on Securing Client Data

    In May 2017, the American Bar Association issued a formal opinion on attorneys’ duty to ensure the security and confidentiality of attorney-client communications. ABA formal opinions are not binding, but are considered highly persuasive authority and given a lot of deference by state bar associations in defining and interpreting their own ethical rules.

    The opinion interprets Rule 1.6(c) of the Model Rules of Professional

  • American Bar Association Formal Opinion on Securing Client Data

    In May 2017, the American Bar Association issued a formal opinion on attorneys’ duty to ensure the security and confidentiality of attorney-client communications. ABA formal opinions are not binding, but are considered highly persuasive authority and given a lot of deference by state bar associations in defining and interpreting their own ethical rules.

    The opinion interprets Rule 1.6(c) of the Model Rules of Professional

  • US bans federal agencies from using Kapersky over Russian spying fears

    The Department of Homeland Security has issued a directive banning at least six federal agencies from using Kapersky:

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a timeline to get rid of the software from government networks.

    The move comes amid parallel investigations by Congress, and the FBI under Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential ties between Donald Trump’s

  • Wired: Equifax breach was entirely preventable

    Wired published a scathing indictment of Equifax’s cybersecurity practices and its response to the massive breach that was apparently a result of those practices:

    CAPPING A WEEK of incompetence, failures, and general shady behavior in responding to its massive data breach, Equifax has confirmed that attackers entered its system in mid-May through a web-application vulnerability that had a patch available in March. In other words, the credit-reporting giant had more than two

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