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FTC, FCC Flex Muscles

Attorney Joseph Burton on the Impact of Regulators Involved in Cybersecurity


The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission are among U.S. regulators now starting to flex their muscles when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity standards, says attorney Joseph Burton. What enforcement trends might we expect to see in 2017?

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In a video interview at RSA Conference 2017, Burton discusses:

  • How the FTC and FCC are getting more involved with IoT;
  • How and why agencies are staking claims in cybersecurity;
  • Why the D-Link fine may be precedent-setting.

At the law firm Duane Morris, Burton, who’s managing partner, focuses on information security and cyberfraud issues as well as civil, criminal and appellate litigation. He advises and represents individuals and corporations regarding their rights and responsibilities in maintaining the security of digital information. His practice includes trade secret, trademark and patent litigation, with an emphasis on cybercrime and cybersecurity. Burton is a former assistant U.S. attorney who handled several pioneering high technology investigations and prosecutions, including the first prosecution in the nation for criminal copyright infringement of computer code.

Source: SANS ISC SecNewsFeed @ February 16, 2017 at 06:54AM

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