Last month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published its final Regulations Implementing FAST Act Section 61003-Critical Electric Infrastructure Security and Amending Critical Energy Infrastructure Information. The CEII Regulations are intended to implement new authority granted to FERC by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which became law in December 2015.
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The National Highway Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) recently issued non-binding guidance that outlines best practices for automobile manufacturers to address automobile cybersecurity. The guidance, entitled Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles (the “Cybersecurity Guidance”), was recently previewed in correspondence with the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce (“Energy and Commerce Committee”).
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On October 14, 2016, the National Highway Transportation Administration indicated in a letter to Congress that it intends to issue new best practices on vehicle cybersecurity. This letter came in response to an earlier request from the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that NHTSA convene an industry-wide effort to develop a plan to address vulnerabilities posed to vehicles by On-Board Diagnostics ports.
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On October 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense finalized a new mandatory cyber incident reporting rule for defense contractors. The new rule applies to DoD contractors and subcontractors that are targets of any cyber incident with a potential adverse impact on information systems and “covered defense information” on those systems.
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Recently, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Public Security, the National Development and Reform Commission and six other administrative departments jointly published the Announcement on Regulating the Administration of the Use of Resident Identity Cards. The Announcement came into effect on July 15, 2016, the date of its issuance.
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