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New SEC Cybersecurity Guidance Outlines Disclosure Obligations

Posted in Data Security, Regulation, Securities and Exchange Commission

Last week, as previously reported, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously voted to approve additional guidance for reporting cybersecurity risks. The release of this guidance underscores the SEC’s intent to prioritize cybersecurity compliance in 2018. The SEC … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity: FINRA Guidance through 2018 Priorities and Recent Exam Findings

Posted in Cybersecurity, Financial Services Information Management, Information Management, Notification, Privacy

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is ramping up on their commitment to assist the industry in its cybersecurity compliance efforts. Recent guidance to the industry from FINRA includes:

  1. an Examination Findings Report, detailing observations from recent broker-dealer examinations
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DoD Cyber Compliance Deadline Fast Approaching – Here’s What Government Contractors Need to Know

Posted in Cybersecurity, Regulation

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors face new cybersecurity compliance requirements, including a significant deadline set for December 31, 2017.

Most DoD contracts now include clauses imposing obligations on contractors’ protection of government information and reporting of cyber incidents. These … Continue Reading

Law Firms’ Data Duty: Protecting Client Information From Cybercriminals

Posted in Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Security, Health Information, Information Management, Litigation, Other, Privacy

The impact from the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack — or what was reported as a ransomware attack but now appears to be something even more damaging — continues to spread around the globe, with several new companies coming forward as … Continue Reading

Increased Focus on Health Care Cybersecurity: HHS Releases Long-Awaited Report and Cyber Attack Quick-Response Checklist

Posted in Health Information, Other, Regulation

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a recent report noting that cybersecurity is a key public health concern that needs “immediate and aggressive attention.”  Shortly thereafter, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a checklist of … Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Threats May Impact Your Digital Health

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Health Information

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the Internet of Things, cybersecurity may present unprecedented health and privacy risks to patients. Wireless-enabled medical devices are increasingly common. For some patients, this means that their hearts are, quite literally, connected … Continue Reading

Industry Insight: Information Governance – Leverage Your Business Intelligence and Reduce Risk

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Co.

The most valuable asset of every organization is information. Organizing, analyzing and optimizing this complex source of business intelligence … Continue Reading

New York Raises the Bar – Will Other States Follow?

Posted in Cybersecurity, Financial Services Information Management

On September 13, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposed new first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulations (Regulations) that would require banks and other financial institutions to adopt minimum cybersecurity standards. In some ways the regulations are consistent with existing … Continue Reading