Hackers hit D.C. police closed-circuit camera network, city officials disclose

Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump’s inauguration, forcing major citywide reinstallation efforts, according to the police and the city’s technology office. City officials said ransomware left police cameras unable to record between Jan. 12 and Jan. 15. The cyberattack affected 123…

U.S. Promotes Risk-Based Data Breach Response Model

The exiting Obama administration has embraced a risk-based approach to data breach preparation and mitigation for federal agencies in an Office of Management and Budget memorandum, cybersecurity professionals told Bloomberg BNA. Lisa M. Ropple, a cybersecurity partner at Jones Day in Boston, told Bloomberg BNA that “this risk-based framework, which is consistent with National Institute of Science…

Companies May Face Upgraded Privacy Law in Chile

Companies doing business in Chile would face new privacy compliance standards and stronger enforcement under a proposed law set for introduction in January. The government bill would seek to protect citizen’s rights and freedoms over their personal data in line with Chile’s global commitments and the privacy standards of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and…