Watch Out For New Cybersecurity Rules, Defense Contractors

Law360, New York (March 1, 2013, 1:21 PM EST) -- The clock is ticking for the U.S. Department of Defense to establish “rapid reporting” requirements for cleared defense contractors to report cyber intrusions on their networks. Section 941 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013, signed by the president on Jan. 2, 2013, mandates that the secretary of defense establish such reporting procedures within 90 days of the act.[1]

While Section 941 sets out a basic framework for what the new procedures must require, it leaves unresolved several open questions as to how the DOD...
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