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January is the month for looking ahead. Our Q&A with Daniel Garrie includes some surprising predictions the cybersecurity veteran made for 2019. In a second feature, our experts advise how to prepare for California’s new IoT laws by adjusting your company’s insurance coverage. And we also review an unusual and penetrating House committee report released late last year that recommended cybersecurity priorities for the country. READ
David Hechler, Editor-in-Chief
We brought back the expert we talked to early last year to rewind and fast-forward.
Early last year we invited Daniel Garrie to review cybersecurity predictions that other people had made about 2018, and to come up with a few of his own. This time we talked about how he did, and we took turns scanning the horizon. We're not sure anyone will be shocked by CN's predictions, but we think readers will be at least surprised by some of his. READ
They won’t go into effect until 2020, but it’s time to check your insurance now.
By Tyler Gerking
and David Smith

After California passed a privacy law in June, it passed two IoT laws in September. The insurance implications are expected to be widespread, and companies would do well to study their exposure carefully. READ
A former federal prosecutor advises companies with the benefit of what he learned.

After six years as an assistant U.S. attorney and four-plus in private practice, much of it spent focused on cybersecurity, Michael Yaeger has learned how to communicate with lots of constituencies, including technologists. A lot of translating is required, but that’s a common experience for litigators, who learn early on how to convert complex information into language that a jury can understand. And always, Yaeger notes, he’s working with teams. “As an outside lawyer,” he says, ”sometimes you’re leading the charge, sometimes you’re a role player. But there is always a team.” READ
A cybersecurity report from the outgoing leadership will surprise those who expected a bloated tome that was outdated on delivery.
By David Hechler
In December, just weeks before Republicans gave up control of the House, the Energy and Commerce Committee released a report on cybersecurity that was five years in the making. But rather than a partisan screed, or a bloated compendium of old cases matched with outdated “solutions,” it was a brief and realistic description of the cybersecurity landscape. And it offered a half-dozen “priorities” that the committee had already begun to work on. READ