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Six cybersecurity lessons of 2014, Daily Journal

Posted Dec 26, 2014

By Hsiao C. (Mark) Mao, Esq., Christopher Nucifora, Esq., and Edward P. Abbott, Esq.
(December 26, 2014)

Cybersecurity’s legal framework continued to evolve in 2014, as government agencies expanded their reach, California continued to pioneer the movement towards greater cybersecurity requirements, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on standing in data breach litigations continued to be applied. There are six important lessons from this year, which demonstrate that a holistic approach to cybersecurity is crucial.

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