President Biden signed a National Security Memorandum seeking to counter the growing threat and increasing cost of escalating ransomware attacks on American interests.
The Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection ordered Amazon to pay €746MM ($887MM) as a result of claims against Amazon Europe Core Sarl. The size of the fine suggests EU regulators are moving beyond their self-imposed grace period of ramping up GDPR compliance requirements.
US Senator Gary Peters recently announced that he is conducting an investigation into what role cryptocurrencies play in facilitation of ransomware attacks and other cybercrimes.
Over the course of the last two months, at least 18 bills have been introduced in a sign that cybersecurity is a bipartisan priority.
An ordinance is currently on the desk and awaiting signature from Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, which will go into effect 30 days after signing and provide a blanket ban for the use of facial recognition technology within city limits.
Apricorn reports the education industry has a significantly increased risk for cybersecurity attacks than other industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and financial services.
Lawmakers and experts have warned the Nation's water supply is vulnerable to cyberattacks and added that cybersecurity policies would likely be included in the upcoming Water Resources Development Act.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued new safeguard guidelines that fuel pipeline operators must implement to better guard their operations from ransomware and other cyberattacks and mitigate the damages caused by any such attacks.