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Sinan Pismisoglu advises clients on product development, privacy and security compliance, AI ethics, SaaS contracting, Big Data, data licensing and ownership, supply chain and vendor management, and incident preparedness and response. He solves complex cybersecurity, information security, compliance, and operational issues beginning with early planning and prevention through detection, remediation, and crisis management. Sinan collaborates with engineering teams to create compliance-integrated risk management frameworks, governance, and ethics programs for emerging technologies such as AI/ML, cybersecurity, IoT, and cloud models.

A significant shift in cybersecurity compliance is on the horizon, and businesses need to prepare. Starting in 2024, organizations will face new requirements to report cybersecurity incidents and ransomware payments to the federal government. This change stems from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) issuing a Notice of

A previous installment discussed the centrality of network topology to an organization’s data security and outlined the legal framework and obligations incumbent upon many organizations in the U.S. The first installment can be found here. The second and final part of this series will discuss strategies for optimizing network topology and data security, focusing

Data security is a top concern for organizations in today’s digital landscape. It protects data from unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure, and requires implementing technical, administrative, and physical measures to safeguard data from internal and external threats. Securing data is challenging in the current environment of multiplying cyber threats against small and large organizations

The proliferation of AI-derived and processed data in the era of big data is occurring against a complex backdrop of legal frameworks governing ownership of and responsibilities with regard to that data. In a previous installment of this two-part series, the authors outlined challenges and opportunities presented by big data and AI-derived data. In this

The emergence of big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) has fundamentally transformed our understanding and utilization of data. While the value of big data is beyond dispute, its management introduces intricate legal questions, particularly concerning data ownership, licensing, and the protection of derived data. This article, the first installment in

Machine learning (ML) models are a cornerstone of modern technology, allowing models to learn from and make predictions based on vast amounts of data. These models have become integral to various industries in an era of rapid technological innovation, driving unprecedented advancements in automation, decision-making, and predictive analysis. The reliance on large amounts of data

There is a great YouTube video that has been circulating the internet for half a decade that reimagines a heuristically programmed algorithmic computer “HAL-9000” as Amazon Alexa in an iconic scene from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In the clip, “Dave” asks Alexa to “open the pod bay doors,” to which Alexa responds with a series

California, home to the highest number of registered vehicles in the U.S., is at the forefront of a critical issue – the privacy practices of automobile manufacturers and vehicle technology firms.

The California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA), the state’s privacy enforcement authority, has messaged that it is launching an enforcement initiative. This initiative seeks to

The construction sector is known for its perennial pursuit of efficiency, quality, and safety. In recent years, one of the tools the sector has started leveraging to achieve these goals is predictive maintenance (PM), specifically the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) within this practice. This approach, combined with continuous advancements in AI, is revolutionizing the

As cyber threats have evolved and expanded, cybersecurity has emerged as a threat to organizations across sectors, and there is more urgency than ever for companies to remain vigilant and prepared. Cybersecurity incidents can come with legal implications and lead to substantial financial losses, and members of the board must increasingly be involved and knowledgeable

In an era where our lives are ever more intertwined with technology, the security of digital platforms is a matter of national concern. A recent large-scale cyberattack affecting several U.S. federal agencies and numerous other commercial organizations emphasizes the criticality of robust cybersecurity measures.

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On June 7, 2023, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security