A Securities and Exchange Commission office that will scrutinize the cybersecurity of registered broker-dealers and investment advisers has issued guidance, informed by the federal framework of cybersecurity standards, to help compliance professionals assess their respective firms' preparedness.
Greater susceptibility to denial of service attacks and the high costs of shoring up cybersecurity are among the challenges posed by the transition of emergency and public safety functions to an Internet Protocol-based system, telecommunications industry leaders said Thursday at a Federal Communications Commission workshop.
The Department of Homeland Security has launched a process to reconsider which infrastructure owners and operators belong on a list of infrastructure deemed "critical" in the context of cybersecurity.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), has received the first report from a federal agency on cyber threats related to the government's IT purchases, as required by provisions in the 2013 and 2014 omnibus appropriations bills that were widely seen as aimed at Chinese companies.
In its most recent annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Comcast Corp. argues that cybersecurity risks are on the rise and says there are "no assurances" it can prevent a data breach that would affect its future business.
The law firm Venable is urging its clients to develop "firewalls" between cybersecurity data and the information handled by employees about pricing and market decisions.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals has announced a meeting next month that will examine the legal implications of "seals" and "certifications" used by third parties to ensure the security of personal data.
The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission have attracted widespread industry praise for their recently issued joint statement on waiving antitrust concerns about the sharing of cyber threat information by commercial competitors.
The Department of Homeland Security has opened a channel to the private sector to share information about the so-called Heartbleed bug, an open-source vulnerability that could compromise vast amounts of consumer and other data.
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