NY DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Delayed Several Months: We hate to say we told you so … but we will anyway.
According to an article in Reuters — Exclusive: NY Financial Regulator to Delay Cyber Security Rules, the New York State Department of Financial Services is going to publish an updated version of its cybersecurity rules by the end of December and then delay implementation until March 1, 2017, after the public review period has concluded. It would […]
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Opinion: Judith Germano recently wrote an article in Forbes entitled “Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward?” We covered these Proposed Department of Financial Services Regulations (“DFS”) in a couple of previous posts; “N.Y. Regulators Consider Cybersecurity Requirements for Banks and Insurers” and “New York: Proposed Regulations for Cybersecurity come up Short” and some of the […]
Effectively there is no liability for manufacturers of buggy software. This is not, however, due to a special exemption in the law enacted to ban software liability. There is a special exemption to liability enacted by Congress for interactive computer services, and sometimes that overlaps with software. Generally, however, the reason you can’t sue software […]
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Opinion: NY’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations come up Short Governor Cuomo released proposed regulations yesterday through the Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) that would require Covered Entities to hire Chief Information Security Officers (“CISO”) and perform a number of other cybersecurity tasks which seems like a good step towards enhanced cybersecurity, but is it really?
Cyber Round Up: NSA Planning Reorganization; U.S. Looking to Relax Software Export Regulation; Defense Secretary Highlights Tech Priorities for 2017
NSA Planning Reorganization (The Washington Post): The National Security Agency (“NSA”) is reportedly planning a reorganization, according to The Washington Post. The article suggests that the reorganization, referred to as “NSA21”, will be publicly announced soon. The reorganization is focused on breaking down walls between organizations within the agency and developing a more collaborative environment, the article explained. […]
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Cyber Round Up: Six Botnets Identified and Traced; DoD Releases Cloud Connection Process Guide; France Wants to Increase Legal Tools to Address Cybercrimes
Six Botnets Identified and Traced (Israeli21c): Six botnets have been identified and traced by cybersecurity researchers from Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs at Ben-Gurion University, according to an article by Israeli21c. Botnets are “networks of malicious remotely undatable code” that infect computers, the article explained. Hackers can then use these botnets to carry out “powerful attacks” that are very […]
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Cyber Round Up: Forge-Proof Authentication, Kazakhstan Encryption –> Coming to a Country Near You?, Hacking the Vote
Forge-Proof Authentication Method to Revolutionize Security (Homeland Security News Wire): According to this article, scientists have discovered a method to generate an unbreakable ID using next-generation nanomaterials. The research, published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, indicates that nano-scale state-of-the-art quantum technology can be used to create devices that cannot be copied or cloned since the unique […]
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Delivered today, July 08, 2015: Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balances Between Public Safety and Privacy Joint Statement of James B. Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, with Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, Before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. Good morning, Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and members of the Judiciary […]
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Click on the thumbnail to read the actual text of the ‘‘Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015’’ or the ‘‘USA FREEDOM Act of 2015,” signed last evening by the President.
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In an effort to apprise the public of the government’s ongoing effort to combat cyber crime, the DOJ began a series on its blog explaining some of the legislative proposals made by President Obama in January. Each blog post will focus on a specific aspect of the proposal, and will outline the reasons behind the proposed changes. The […]