Cyber Round Up: Reworked NYS Cyber Regs; Obama Officials on Trump’s Cyber EO; DC’s Security Camera’s Hacked at Inauguration
Reworked N.Y. Cybersecurity Regulation Takes Effect in March (Bank Info Security): New York’s controversial cybersecurity regulations will take effect March 1, 2017. A recent article discussed the revised regulation and how it is the first of its kind. NY Governor Andrew Cuomo stressed that the state is the financial capital of the world, and information security is crucial. The regulations include obligations such as requiring financial and insurance institutions to retain a Chief Information Security Officer, report cybersecurity incidents within 72 hours, and use multiple factors for authentication, the article says. The requirements posed by the bill are a scaled back version of what was originally proposed, according to the article, after a widespread push back from the industry that said the burdens of implementation were too steep. The full article and analysis of the regulations can be found here.
Obama officials: There’s hope for cybersecurity under Trump (CSM): While debate swirls around the multiple draft versions of President Trump’s cyber security Executive Order, some people say there is no reason to worry. In fact, according to a recent article, former Obama officials say there’s hope for cyber security under Trump and that his draft EO borrows many ideas from the Obama administration. One important component, according to the article, is the directive ordering DOJ and DHS to collaborate on the protection of critical infrastructure. Other analysts say that the coherent cyber policies through both administrations represent an effective transition on this topic, the article says. The full report can be read here.
- Cyber security expert weighs in on DC security camera hack (Fox 5 DC): Reports suggest that prior to election day, the nation’s capitol had its system of security cameras hacked, although officials are saying little to nothing about the “who” and “how”. According to one recent article, infiltrating a system such as DC’s security cameras is not as complex as one may think. Anup Ghosh, who is the founder and CEO of Virginia antivirus company, said that one email can do the trick, the article reported. The DC hack was reported to be ransomware, but officials say that no money was paid to the hackers. The full article can be read here.