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NIST Updates Its Security and Privacy Guidance

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) issued its fifth and latest draft of its “Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations” guidance document. The NIST guidance document expands on previous drafts that focused on privacy and security improvements for the federal government and now provides security and privacy … Continue Reading

Teleseminar This Week – Heartbleed Heartburn: What Your Company Needs to Know

Please join us for a teleseminar this Wednesday, April 23 at 12 Noon ET on what you need to know about the Heartbleed security bug, presented by Khurram Nasir Gore and Timothy J. Nagle of Reed Smith's Data Privacy, Security, and Management group, and leading internet security company, IID. Date and Time: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. CT / 9:00 a.m. PT Presenters: Rod Rasmussen, President and Chief Technology Officer, IID Khurram Nasir Gore, Reed Smith LLP, New York Timothy J. Nagle, Reed Smith LLP, Washington, D.C. About Heartbleed: On April 7, 2014, the Heartbleed bug came to light as a massive blow to the security of the Internet, and all things connected. The Heartbleed bug is not a virus, but a security vulnerability caused by an error in the software writing of OpenSSL, an open-source implementation of the SSL and TLS protocols. Preliminary analyses indicate that up to two-thirds of all web servers were exposed to this security vulnerability. While the first response clearly should be to update all affected corporate systems, corporate counsel and information security officers will also have an opportunity to step back and consider the sufficiency of their incident-response procedures and configuration-management processes.… Continue Reading
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