Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 2

Typical Shrink-Wrap Terms and Conditions While the type of terms and conditions found in shrink-wrap agreements vary greatly from vendor to vendor, there are a number of common themes. In general, shrink-wrap agreements include the following potentially problematic terms: [...]

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 2 2018-05-14T15:41:36+00:00

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 1

Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements are the fine print you see, among other things, when you click through terms and conditions in accessing an online service (e.g., in connection with a cloud computing service) or as part of the installation [...]

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 1 2018-05-14T15:39:16+00:00

DFARS 252.204-7012: Terms to know

DFARS 252.204-7012 requires that, as a DoD contractor, your organization and your subcontractors must obtain certification of compliance. The deadline has now passed to meet DFARS compliance rules that put cybersecurity safeguards on what the U.S. government calls 'controlled unclassified [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012: Terms to know 2018-05-17T10:08:51+00:00

8 early warning signs of IT disaster

I am flattered to have provide input for a story by an authored whose work I have read for years. His name is Dan Tynan and he wrote “8 early warning signs of IT disaster” for CIO Magazine. Here is [...]

8 early warning signs of IT disaster 2018-04-18T12:44:05+00:00

Imran Awan case shows lax security controls for Congressional IT staff

By Kevin McDonald Investigations into the conduct of the IT staff of the House of Representatives raised alarms. Kevin McDonald explains what we can learn from the case of Imran Awan. Those who operate with high-level system access, [...]

Imran Awan case shows lax security controls for Congressional IT staff 2018-04-08T21:08:54+00:00

GDPR: The Regulatory Iceberg of 2018

You're heading into dangerous waters. On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect, and it will almost certainly affect you. If you are not compliant with the GDPR by this date, you could [...]

GDPR: The Regulatory Iceberg of 2018 2018-03-27T10:58:24+00:00

What can my cloud provider do with my data?

Take a moment from your day and pull out the last three or four cloud services agreements your company has entered into. Now, highlight the provisions in those agreements that specifically define how the vendor may use your data. You [...]

What can my cloud provider do with my data? 2018-05-14T12:52:07+00:00

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 2018

A running log of Meltdown and Spectre news can be found at Meltdown & Spectre: How to avoid the biggest cyber threat in modern computing. February 5, 2018 - At this point in time, Alvaka Networks is not advising clients [...]

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 2018 2018-03-01T10:49:37+00:00

Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking

By Kevin McDonald The U.S. government has been very public about its concern for national cybersecurity. There have been grandiose speeches, presidential declarations and several attempts by the legislature to pass new cybersecurity laws. Private companies should be responsible for [...]

Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking 2018-01-31T01:05:51+00:00
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