On February 8, 2021, Pinellas County, Florida officials announced that a hacker had remotely gained access to the City of Oldsmar’s water treatment system on two separate occasions and was able to change the setting for sodium hydroxide in the water supply. The incident highlights the danger to local government information systems and the dangers of remote access vulnerabilities.
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On January 12, 2021, in Wengui v. Clark Hill, PLC, et al., the United States District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a law firm defendant’s assertions of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine for forensic reporting and other related information associated with its outside counsel’s data breach investigation.
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Update: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and, like many of you, re-assessing our in-person gatherings and events over the next few months. As an immediate step, we have decided to postpone our London Breakfast Meeting and will circulate details of a webinar on this topic shortly. We thank you for your understanding.

On March 17, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will host a breakfast briefing in our London office, with guest speakers from Deloitte’s Cyber Breach Support team, to explore UK and EU cyber enforcement trends and discuss the current cybersecurity threat environment. In the face of record-breaking fines handed out by the regulators, securing networks, hardening systems, and protecting data from cyber attacks is becoming ever more critical. Understanding common cyber threats, including the attack vectors, how they work, and how they can be detected, is key to working with IT security colleagues to protect an organization from cyber attacks and respond to incidents.
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