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Cyber Regulation is Here – First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity Regulation to Protect Consumers and Financial Institutions

This weekend, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a new first-in-the-nation regulation has been proposed to protect New York State from the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks. "This regulation helps guarantee the financial services industry upholds its obligation to protect consumers and ensure that its systems are sufficiently constructed to prevent cyber attacks to the fullest extent possible" said Cuomo. The Regulation requires regulated financial institutions, including investment advisers and those in the financial industry to establish a cybersecurity program that [...]

Balancing Security And Customer Satisfaction

For those of us who perform any functions in cybersecurity, you know how much of a challenge it can be to strike a balance between needed levels of security and a happy customer base. The two are often at odds, considering that they are usually diametrically opposed. The CISO and his minions seek the utmost in security. Constantly changing passwords of a high complexity. Locked down VPN capabilities. Stringent standards for wireless networks. Strictly restricted device lists, in terms of [...]

Healthcare Breaches Are Big Business

Many people have opined that this year could be the year of the healthcare hack, much like 2014 will be known for the Sony debacle. But these hacks are not about curious kids hacking around in their parent's basement. They have not been for a good while now. Though you will from time to time come across someone actually doing things for fun, the breaches are now, more than ever before, about finding holes, exploiting vulnerabilities and...cashing in. Hackers are [...]