Tagged as: Cybersecurity Law

SEC Focus on Cybersecurity Begins To Take Shape

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is implementing a campaign to overhaul the agency’s expectations around cybersecurity and cyber incident reporting for the financial services industry and corporate America generally. For example, in a recent speech, Chairman Gensler reiterated his focus on cybersecurity and underscored the SEC’s work to “improve…

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Approaching Deadline for Data Controller Registration and Representation Requirements in Turkey

Data controllers processing personal data in Turkey must register with the Turkish Data Controllers Registry, “VERBIS”, to notify the Turkish Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) of their processing activities by 31 December 2021, under penalty of a fine. In addition, data controllers not established in Turkey (“foreign controllers”) will need to…

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Link to Video - NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation Webinar

Now in its fifth year, the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation is a standout among state-level information security regulations. This year, the NYDFS is investing additional resources into cybersecurity, with a new NYDFS Cyber Intelligence Unit formed in 2021, new ransomware guidance, and increasing enforcement. Compliance with the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation requires…

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SEC Makes Cybersecurity Top Priority; Sanctions Firms For Cybersecurity Failures

There is little doubt that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is making cybersecurity a top priority. SEC Chair Gary Gensler told a Senate committee on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 that the agency is developing a proposal on cybersecurity risk governance, which “could address issues such as cyber hygiene and incident…

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NYDFS Issues Ransomware Guidance Aimed at Combatting Rising Cyber Threats

The exponential rise in ransomware attacks in the past year has everyone on high alert, not least of which are regulators. Following on the heels of a June 2, 2021 White House memo addressing ransomware prevention, on June 30, 2021 the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) issued new ransomware guidance of its…

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Link to Video - Where Are We With Ransomware And Where Do We Go From Here?

In 2021, ransom and ransomware have been transformed from techno-speak to a topic on the tip of the tongue of every executive and business leader. High-profile attacks have disrupted American life as never before, but even ransomware events that don’t make the front page can be significant enough to cripple…

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Gone Phishing? Wire Fraud Scams Continue Unabated Throughout 2021 So Far

By this point, most businesses that regularly send and receive funds electronically have heard about the risk of wire fraud scams in which an intruder changes wiring instructions and diverts funds to its own account, insidiously crafted to look like the proper account. But detecting these scams before they come…

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Biden Executive Order Likely to Push Private Sector Forward on Cybersecurity

On May 12, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. The order comes on the heels of a number of recent widely reported cybersecurity crises, including the Solar Winds and Microsoft Exchange compromises, that brought renewed attention to the glaring gaps in supply chain security. By wading into the issue of software…

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