Category: IT Policy

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U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

April 8, 2021


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing national security concerns. The department added Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center […]

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States enact safe harbor laws against cyberattacks, but demand adoption of cybersecurity frameworks

March 29, 2021

Via: CSO Online

While sophisticated ransomware and nation-state threat actors target US critical infrastructure, the only protection most organizations have against these attacks is tight and effective cybersecurity. These attacks have drawn government attention and sparked calls for liability protection against malicious intrusions. […]

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US government calls for better information sharing in wake of SolarWinds, Exchange attacks

March 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

As the federal government grapples with Russia and China’s widespread and damaging hacks, the Biden administration is seeking new methods for better early threat detection of these sophisticated intrusions. Both the SolarWinds espionage hack attributed to Russian operatives and the […]

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Virginia data protection bill signed into law

March 5, 2021

Via: CSO Online

On March 2, Virginia’s Democratic Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the nation’s second major piece of state legislation that governs consumer data privacy and protection. Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) follows the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which […]

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California can enforce net neutrality law, judge rules in loss for ISPs

February 24, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

California can start enforcing the net neutrality law it enacted over two years ago, a federal judge ruled yesterday in a loss for Internet service providers. Broadband-industry lobby groups’ motion for a preliminary injunction was denied by Judge John Mendez […]