cyber security regulations

Hack me? I’ll hack you back!

Introduced by our very own US Representatives, the “hack back” bill allows businesses to attack our attacker’s computers or networks. Yup.  When James Brown recorded, “The Big Payback,” in 1973, he must have seen this coming. Were there ever a bill that deserved a theme song, this might be it. Although the Active Cyber Defense ... More »

EQUIFAX 143: The Burning Wound

The Equifax data breach. You’ve heard enough, right? Yeah, 143 million people had their private information stolen, yadda yadda. We get it. It happened. Back to business? No, not at all. It’s time to take a closer look at an epidemic that is going to impact nearly everyone. From this breach alone, there will be ... More »

New Cybersecurity Requirements for the Financial Service Industry

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a binding term sheet, mandating a minimum cyber security standard for financial organizations. The aptly titled, “Cybersecurity Requirements For Financial Services Companies” took effect on March 1, 2017. With only six months to meet compliance standards, many mid-tier and boutique businesses have been left scrambling for ... More »

Is the Government the Weak Link in the Financial Sector’s Security Efforts?

After cautioning the financial sector about the critical threat hackers pose, the SEC is facing something of an ironic turn of events. The agency, along with the Commodity Futures Trade Commission, are increasing demands for data from financial organizations, for the purpose of closer monitoring. Financial firms and industry trade groups, however, have responded with ... More »