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Mary N. Chaney, Esq., CISSP® is a former Special Agent for the FBI where she investigated cybercrime, a seasoned corporate executive that built and operated information security teams and now a cybersecurity attorney.

As a self-described “Breach Whisperer” our firm can train your company to properly prepare for your eventual breach!

The overall goal of our firm is to use our wealth of knowledge and expertise to help support, translate and advise, Boards of Directors, CIO's, CISO's and General Counsel's on how to legally protect their company from cyber related risk.

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U.S. Privacy Legislation: Talks Have Begun

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The Senate Commerce Committee is in the beginning stages of discussing a US privacy law. Last week a hearing was held on the hill and although it seemed to be a bit one-sided, discussing privacy with only technology companies, there is a sense that the Senate will continue to go down this path.

What I find interesting is when huge multinational companies argue that legislation will hurt startups small and mid-sized companies, as if they are looking out for these companies, that’s a weak argument. My perspective is that startups and SMB’s are better positioned to comply with legislation than larger companies and it would not put a chilling effect on companies wanting to compete. Startups and SMB’s are uniquely positioned to place the appropriate controls in place from the beginning and If done correctly will give them a competitive advantage. In addition, as they grow, it will become easier for them to comply. Large organizations have a much more difficult time, as many of them don’t do a good job now and are not necessarily motivated to correct their behavior, and that’s why legislation is important. I am hopeful, that when it is all said and done, the legislation has some teeth otherwise it will be useless.