Pressure Grows for Federal Data Breach Legislation

Even as cybersecurity grows in importance as a national priority, individual states continue to push ahead with their own data breach legislation, making for an increasingly complicated compliance landscape for cybersecurity managers.

Cybersecurity is a major priority for U.S. President Joe Biden. It was at the top of the agenda at last week’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the subject of an executive order Biden issued last month.

The legislative branch is also eager to get in on the action.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed a piece of legislation that would create a Data Protection Agency that would have the power to penalize high-risk data practices.

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John is a highly experienced Managing Director responsible for leading AArete’s Technology Solutions group, advising clients on technology strategy, development and implementation with a focus on profitability improvement, cost reduction and increased operational efficiencies. With experience working cross-sector as a CIO / CTO for high profile organizations such as HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Harrods and Barclays, he gained a track record of creating key change capabilities for complex business demands through technology solution delivery. Prior to joining AArete, he founded technology consultancies and spent 10+ years directing his company’s technical management and product development strategies. John is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, where he completed Master programmes in Enterprise Systems Management and IT Management and is a member of the IET and IEEE.