The VanBlackLaw Podcast

The VanBlackLaw Podcast

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April 20, 2022 16 min
Contact Vandeventer Black for Cybersecurity Law Help

As you prepare a ransomware response plan, make sure cybersecurity legal help is part of it. Vandeventer Black Law has over 135 years of experience serving businesses in Virginia. If your business is a ransomware attack victim, let us hold the hackers accountable. For a free consultation, call 757-446-8600 to speak with our knowledgeable team of cybersecurity lawyers today. You ca...

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After legalizing simple possession of marijuana less than 1 year ago, Virginia is seeking to become the next state, behind Oregon to decriminalize the possession of psilocybin or psilocyn, commonly known as psychedelic or “magic” mushrooms.  Recent legislation introduced in the Virginia Senate this week by Senators Ghazala Hashmi (D) and Jennifer Boysko (D) would make the possession of these substances by a person over 21 punishabl...

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Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco announced the Department of Justice’s new Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, aimed at combatting “new and emerging cyber threats to the security of sensitive information and critical systems.” The Initiative will be led by the Department’s Civil Division Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section, and is a direct result of the Department’s comprehensive cyber review ordered by Deputy Monaco last ...
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On November 4, 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by releasing the latest and highly anticipated iteration of the CMMC program – CMMC 2.0.
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In this day and age, employees are more connected than ever. The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and for employees, this means relying on connected devices from their home offices.
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Phishing has been a staple in the cybersecurity threat landscape for decades. That means that phishing is one of the most dangerous activities to an organization’s cybersecurity health. As a result, the need for proper anti-phishing hygiene and best practices is an absolute must.

With that in mind, here are a few quick best practices and tips for dealing with phishing threats. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links, ...

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Marijuana Banking Legislation Update:

 

This week, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would prohibit financial institutions from being penalized for doing business with marijuana companies, was stripped from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the omnibus spending bill pending in Congress. In September, the House included the SAFE Banking Act as an amendment to the NDAA for the fiscal year 2022, but ...

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Over the past few years, some of the largest and well-known companies have been affected by data breaches resulting in millions of dollars in losses.  Smaller businesses are not immune from data breaches, and even a small data breach impacting only a few thousand records can expose a business to significant losses and reputational damage that may have a devastating impact on its ability to function.  Various attack methods can be u...

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This recording provides an overview of the recent legislation, the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority and licensing, and general considerations for new businesses in Virginia. ​ 

-Virginia’s Cannabis Landscape​ 

-Virginia’s New Marijuana Law​ 

-Regulations/Licensing​ 

-Business and Employment Considerations 

 

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On this episode of VanBlackLaw's Technology Roundup attorney Jonathan V. Gallo discusses the Consumer Data Protection Act, Virginia’s New Data Privacy Law, entity exclusions, businesses' responsibilities, rights of consumers, and enforcement.
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The following episode discusses Virginia’s General Assembly’s House Bill 2312 and Senate Bill 1406.
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