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NYS DFS Is Coming for YOU

New York State DFS is Coming After Your Brokerage License
The First NYS Depart. of Financial Services (DFS) Transition Period Comes to an End August 28, 2017

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) published final cybersecurity regulations establishing a rigorous, first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulation for financial institutions,

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Online Privacy and Censorship

Living Free Online: A Basic Guide to Internet Censorship and Privacy

In order to keep our global society open and dynamic, the general principles of online freedom must be upheld, and the average person kept as informed as possible. There is no acceptable justification for government or organizational censorship of the internet.

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Encryption Isn’t Going Away

Encryption App Gains Popularity Amid Apple Privacy Battle

By Steve Rosenbush for WSJ

The battle between Apple Inc. and the FBI over an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists could be meaningful to that particular investigation. Perhaps, if the FBI wins, and Apple unencrypts the phone,

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Posted in Content, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Governance, Governent Oversight, Government Surveilance, ID Theft, Layered Defense, Legal, Regulatory, spyware
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Chilling Effect Impact

Surveillance, First Amendment Rights and the “Chilling Effect”

by Curt Monash of The Monash Report

In which I observe that Tim Cook and the EFF, while thankfully on the right track, haven’t gone nearly far enough.

Traditionally, the term “chilling effect” referred specifically to inhibitions on what in the US are regarded as First Amendment rights — the freedoms of speech,

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Posted in Content, Governent Oversight, Government Surveilance, Incident Response, Legal, Privacy, Privacy Laws, Regulatory, Risk Management
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Infrastructure and Cyberwarfare

Critical Infrastructure Faces Growing Risk of Cyberwarfare, FBI Says

by Steve Rosenbush, WSJ

War is viewed as a continuation of politics by other means, and cyberwarfare plays a growing role in both realms. The attack on Sony Entertainment (more on that below), may have been launched by North Korea in response to a Sony movie that the regime didn’t like.

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Posted in Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, DNS Attack, Government Surveilance, Hacks, Incident Response, Insider Threats, Malware, Risk Management
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NSA: Something Dramatic is Coming

NSA Director Delivers Cyberattack Wake-Up Call

by Tom Loftus, WSJ

The cyber threats arrayed against your operations are growing stronger and more sophisticated each day. On Thursday the director of the NSA delivered a wake-up call for everyone else. “It’s only a matter of the ‘when,’ not the ‘if,’ that we are going to see something dramatic,” said Adm.

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Posted in Breach, Cyberattack, Cybersecurity, Government Surveilance, Hacks, Risk Management
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Surveillance Environment Impacts the Way Companies do Business

“Snowden Effect” Causes Companies to Alter their Email Services

by Michael Hickins, Wall Street Journal

Business and consumer wariness of surveillance has pushed two of the world’s largest companies to make significant changes to their email services. Microsoft Corp. has decided to change its policies for accessing customer email after the company faced scrutiny for searching a user’s Hotmail email account to investigate a leak of company software,

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Posted in Compliance, Encryption, Governent Oversight, Government Surveilance, Privacy, Privacy Laws, Regulatory
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NSA Reacts to Report on Device Hacking

New Snowden Leak: NSACompromised Hardware, iPhones
By , December 31, 2013. Follow Eric @GovInfoSecurity

Days after the German Der Spiegel newspaper reported that the U.S. National Security Agency had compromised a wide range of commercial computer hardware and smart phones for years,

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Rodriguez May Be Leaving OCR for DHS

President Intends to Nominate Him for DHS Position

By , January 2, 2014. Follow Marianne @HealthInfoSec

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Leon Rodriguez, the nation’s top HIPAA enforcer,

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Governent Oversight, Government Surveilance, HHS, HIPAA, Regulatory, Risk Management
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Senate Panel OK’s Johnson to Lead DHS

Cybersecurity Collaboration Would Be on DHS Agenda
By , November 20, 2013. Follow Eric @GovInfoSecurity

Jeh Johnson has cleared a major hurdle on his way to becoming the next Homeland Security secretary and a chief advocate for the Obama administration’s cybersecurity agenda.

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