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Senator Releases Report on Corporate Responses to Cybersecurity Queries

Cybersecurity is on the 113th Congress’ agenda given recent developments in the U.S. Senate.  Today Senator Rockefeller, Chairman of the Commerce Committee,  released a staff memorandum presenting the responses his office received to his September 2012 letter regarding cybersecurity practices. The letter, which we discussed in a previous post, went to the CEOs of every Fortune 500 company and requested responses to eight questions […]

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New Safeguarding Requirements for Government Contractor Information Systems

Government contractors soon may be compelled to protect against the compromise of information that is resident on their network and computer systems. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) issued on August 24 a proposed rule on “Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems”. The proposal would add a new FAR subpart and contract clause requiring small and large contractors, including commercial items contractors, to employ basic security measures to protect information from unauthorized disclosure, loss, or compromise.