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Federal Agencies Tighten Data Security Screws on Federal Contractors

Federal contractors are subject to numerous requirements under federal law and, as we have previously highlighted here, need to keep pace with changes in law and regulation.  Under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA) each federal agency is required to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for … Continue Reading

Federal Contractors To Deal With Federal File Sharing Concerns

Under a measure passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of Representatives (408-13), federal contractors would be required to adopt measures established by the Office of Management and Budget to limit open network peer-to-peer file sharing software (P2P Software). Likely a response to the leakage of House and Senate ethics investigations, if the “Secure Federal File … Continue Reading

Peer-To-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Data Breaches Lead to FTC Action

Nearly 100 organizations have been notified by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that personal information, including sensitive employee and customer data, shared from the organizations’ computer networks is available on peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks. This, the FTC warned, could be used to commit identity theft or fraud. The notices went to both private and public entities, including … Continue Reading

WISPs Beyond Massachusetts

Over the past few months, many businesses, particularly in the Northeast Region, have been focusing on creating a written information security program (WISP) to comply with Massachusetts identity theft regulations that went into effect March 1, 2010. For many, this has been a significant effort, reaching most, if not all, parts of their organizations. However, … Continue Reading

Data Breach Due to Peer-to-Peer Software Reveals Numerous Congressional Ethics Inquiries

The Washington Post is reporting another inadvertent disclosure of sensitive information involving “peer-to-peer” or “P2P” technology. This time, the disclosure exposed a House Ethics Committee document outlining ongoing ethics investigations for an uncomfortably large number of House members. The same technology raises serious issues for employers. According to the Washington Post, the now-terminated, junior committee staff member … Continue Reading
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