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Cybersecurity law is the law governing measures that victims of cybercrime can take in response to potential or actual violations. Business Corporations and cybercommunity are now worrying about cybersecurity risks. Law firms have established and bolstered practice groups in cybersecurity law. Cybersecurity law needs more clarity. The proliferation of hacking as a service is giving cybersecurity experts nightmares. Anyone can be targeted. As tech spreads its wings, we become more vulnerable to Black Hats and Grey Hats. Network and communication requirements are continually evolving, and sophisticated cybersecurity threats are becoming more common. Cybersecurity law is being widely dicussed in cyberspace cybersociology.

Under the Wiretap Act, the Pen Register statute, the Stored Communications Act, and other related laws, what powers does the victim have to monitor attacks and conduct monitoring of future attacks? Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, what are the lawful limits of a victim’s response?

As the daily instance of data breaches and hack make it to the headlines, the Indian government’s data shows that in 2019 alone, the country witnessed 3.94 Lakh instances of cybersecurity incidents. The data was revealed in the Indian Parliament and was tracked by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. Cybersecurity incidents are observed across sectors such as academia, ecommerce, energy, and entertainment.

The Regulatory Cybersecurity Law

Governments have been promulgating standards and bringing enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity practices. What powers do different agencies have to enforce cybersecurity standards? Laws include the FTC’s Section 5 authority, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, SEC guidance, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and related laws.

Cybersecurity Law Books

Cybersecurity law by JEFF KOSSEFF

JEFF KOSSEFF is Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He frequently speaks and writes about cybersecurity and was a journalist covering technology and politics at The Oregonian, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a recipient of the George Polk Award for national reporting.

Cybersecurity Law is the textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in cybersecurity, cybersecurity law, management and computer science. Apart from lawyers, government personnel, business managers, IT management personnel, and cybersecurity insurance providers can also benefit from the book.

Addresses current U.S. and international laws, and court opinions that define the field of cybersecurity.

Provides a compilation of many of the most important cybersecurity statutes and regulations.

Examines government surveillance laws and privacy laws that affect cybersecurity.

A comprehensive guide to cybersecurity law
Cybersecurity Law is the result of the author’s experience as a cybersecurity lawyer and law professor. Cybersecurity Law is the provides a detailed analysis of U.S. and international laws that apply to data security, data breaches, law enforcement surveillance, privacy, and such other cybersecurity issues. The book provides real-world examples and case studies. Cybersecurity Law delineates the legal requirements for data security, listing Federal Trade Commission’s cybersecurity cases in order to provide the background of the FTC’s views on data security. Cybersecurity Law examines. Cybersecurity Law examines anti-hacking laws, such as the federal Economic Espionage Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Cybersecurity Law is being implemented in the following countries:

European Union