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Despite the close US-Israel relationship, Israeli companies and funds seeking to invest in US technologies can face US national security scrutiny that could significantly delay deals, and in some cases prevent or unwind the transaction. Israeli investment in US technology companies, however, should continue to be regarded as an attractive option, as long as the right planning and analysis occurs. Below is an overview of the key US regulatory scheme, and the steps to take…
After seeking to pass broad private sector cybersecurity legislation for a number of years, Congress finally passed and the President signed into law the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (Cybersecurity Act). The Cybersecurity Act makes three key changes in current law. First, it provides explicit authorization for companies to share cyber threat information with each other and the government, as well as receive such information. Second, it authorizes private sector use of defensive measures, and third…