I CHALLENGE YOU to Find Life On 7 Planets Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence That Are 40 Light Years Away!

I think it would be really great if you could figure out how to use Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to find life on the newly discovered “seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside the solar system.”  The New York Times February 22, 2017 article entitled “7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say”  explained that the “planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1, about 40 light-years, or 235 trillion miles, from Earth” and included these comments: One or more of the exoplanets in this new system could be at the right temperature to be awash in oceans of water, astronomers said, based on the distance of the planets from the dwarf star. View Full Post
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Starting March 1st NY Cybersecurity Regulation Requires Incident Response Plans (IRP)!

The new law among other things “includes requirements that financial and insurance institutions retain a CISO, report cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours and use multifactor authentication.” On February 17, 2017 BankInfoSecurity.com reported a story entitled “Breach Preparedness , Compliance , Cybersecurity Reworked N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulation Takes Effect in March” which included these comments: …organizations must develop a cybersecurity program, including a written policy that addresses aspects such as access controls, business continuity, asset inventory and data governance. View Full Post
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GUEST BLOG: Great Idea – Develop a Ransomware Defense Plan to Avoid Cyber Disasters!

My Guest Blogger John Ansbach is General Counsel of General Datatech, L.P. (“GDT”), and John is a seasoned attorney with a broad range of experience developed over more than 18 years of practicing law including as a corporate generalist, his background includes experience in contracts; cyberlaw; intellectual property; real estate; human resources; corporate governance; regulatory and compliance; and, litigation. View Full Post
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GUEST BLOG: User Training is the Best Way to Protect Against Cyber Phishing, is That So Hard to Understand?

My Guest Blogger Eddie Block (CISSP, CIPM, CIPP/G, CISA, CEH) is a senior attorney in Gardere’s Litigation Group and member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Legal Services Team who focuses on all aspects of information cyber security, including credentialing functions, firewall and IDS deployment and monitoring, and penetration testing, and related complex litigation.  View Full Post
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More Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules That Will Inevitably Impact Electronic Discovery and Federal Practitioners

By | All About eDiscovery | February 15, 2017
The Federal Rules are undergoing more changes!  And, effective December 1, 2017, there will be two new Federal Rules of Evidence (Rules 902[13], [14]) that will directly impact e-discovery in the federal courts.  These Rule changes are critical because, as aptly put by recently retired Magistrate Judge John Facciola, View Full Post
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Key Takeaways from OCR’s Latest HIPAA Fine: Hospital to Pay $3.2 Million for Its Cybersecurity Violations

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) civil money penalty of $3,217,000.00 against Children’s Medical Center of Dallas (Children’s), a pediatric hospital that is part of Children’s Health, the seventh largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. View Full Post
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