New Jersey Names First Director for State’s Lead Cybersecurity Collective

The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) announced new leadership on July 6 with the appointment of its first director. Mike Geraghty, a longtime cybersecurity professional, was appointed by the state’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) Director Chris Rodriguez. The public safety agency oversees the integrated cybersecurity group, which was created…

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New Russian Data Laws Worry Rights Activists, Telecom Companies

MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin signed bills into law on Thursday that would help the government crack down on dissent online and demand unprecedented data storage efforts from the country’s telecom companies. Proponents of the laws, which were pushed through parliament last week, said they were necessary to combat terrorism in Russia. But critics say the laws are designed to…

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Web Services Must Report Data Breaches Under New EU Law

July 6 — Online companies that offer services in the European Union will have to comply with minimum data security and breach reporting requirements under a directive approved by the European Parliament July 6. The EU Network and Information Security Directive (NIS Directive) will apply to online marketplaces such as eBay Inc., cloud computing services and search…

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