Law

Will ‘Right to Repair’ imperil IoT Security?

In-brief: the firm Pen Test Partners notes that there are security arguments against expanding right to repair laws. But do they stand up to scrutiny? 

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Right to Repair on the Ropes in Minnesota | Motherboard

In-brief: Proposed legislation to prevent manufacturers from denying owners and independent repair people to fix and maintain software-based products is being sidelined by opposition from private firms like equipment maker John Deere, Motherboard reports.

Blowback: Russian Cybercrime Researcher Arrested for Treason

In-brief: the arrest of a prominent security researcher from the firm Kaspersky Lab in Moscow has prompted speculation that the Russians may be cleaning house after recent U.S. intelligence revelations about Russian hacking in this country.  

Breaches Without Borders: New Data Protection Laws Cast A Wide Net

In-brief: Like it or not, U.S. companies will be expected to comply with strict new European breach notification laws. The good news: responding to breaches in this new regulatory environment just takes a little preparation, says Michael Bruemmer of Experian. 

Update: Regulator says Ransomware Infections Likely Reportable Under HIPAA

In-brief: The Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance that declared most ransomware infections to be reportable under the Federal HIPAA patient privacy law.