ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state regulators have proposed new cybersecurity requirements for banks and insurers intended to protect them and consumers. The Department of Financial Services’ proposal, subject to public comment, would require financial institutions to adopt written policies and designate individual security officers responsible for implementing and enforcing them next year. The regulations […]

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(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that hackers stole confidential medical information about U.S. Olympic athletes and published it on the internet, blaming a Russian group for the attack. The U.S. government is investigating the case because there is evidence that the hackers are linked to the Russian government, though details are […]

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The Obama administration has launched the first cyberwar against the Islamic State, a war that, coupled with real, not virtual, fighting, is producing one of the most encouraging on-the-ground successes in the conflict — sharply cutting into the number of foreign fighters sneaking into Syria to join the group’s terrorist army and its so-called Islamic […]

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The Pentagon and intelligence community are expected to recommend soon to President Obama that he break up the joint leadership of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command to create two distinct forces­ for electronic espionage and cyberwarfare. The potential move is driven by a sense that the two missions are fundamentally different, that […]

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This 27 Sep 2016 webinar is free for all credit unions: The nature of cyber threats to financial institutions continues to evolve, illuminating emerging risks to credit unions. This webinar, which is open to all credit unions free-of-charge, covers lessons learned from Cognitio, a consultancy specializing in mitigating cyber threats. Presenter Bob Gourley knows the […]

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But one issue ASX, like other companies, is struggling with is identifying quality staff. This is “one of the major challenges that we have,” she said. Ms Armour said boards of directors might need to amend their hiring practices. While it would depend on the nature of each company, “perhaps strategic technology skills are an […]

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One of the more controversial laws passed last year just hit a major milestone. Companies are now officially sharing their cyber threat data with the government. As of Sept. 12, the Department of Homeland Security’s Automated Indicator Sharing (AIS) capability became a two way exchange of information on malicious cyber acts. The program comes from […]

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The CEO of the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre wants industry and government to work more closely together to combat cyber crime. Giving his first public speech as CEO of the NCSC, at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington today, Ciaran Martin warned that far too many unsophisticated cyber attacks are succeeding, going on to discuss the government’s new more pro-active […]

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