By Moses Amweelo
OUR national and homeland security team regularly advises clients on both compliance with current law and the development of proposed laws and treaties related to cyber security, critical infrastructure and e-commerce.
In the United States government, cyber-security regulation comprises directives from the Executive Branch and legislation from Congress that safeguards information technology and computer systems. The purpose of cyber-security regulation is to force companies and organizations to protect their systems and information from cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks include viruses, worms, Trojan horses, phishing, denial of service attacks, unauthorized access (stealing intellectual property or confidential information) and control system attacks (Rise Is Seen in Cyber-attacks Targeting U.S. Infrastructure July 26, 2012 New York Times).