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Cybersecurity

22 November 2021

U.S. Federal Bank Regulators Require Notifications For Material Cybersecurity Incidents

On November 18, 2021, a group of federal bank regulators announced a final rule requiring banks to notify their primary federal regulator of any “significant computer-security incidents.” Regulators must be notified no later than 36 hours after the bank has determined that the incident triggers the rule’s notification requirement. Further, … Read More

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14 October 2021

The U.S. Federal Government Continues Its Focus on Ransomware Attacks: CISA, FBI, and NSA Publish Technical Advisory on the Conti Group

On September 22, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and National Security Agency (NSA) published a cybersecurity advisory (the “Advisory”) outlining the Conti ransomware group’s tactics, techniques, and procedures (“TTPs”) to help companies protect against their attacks. This Advisory is especially … Read More

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12 October 2021

Data Breaches are More Expensive than Last Year, New IBM Security Report Finds

Death, taxes and data breaches. Cybersecurity incidents have grown in frequency, scale and seriousness. As articulated in President Biden’s May 2021 Executive Order, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, “[t]he United States faces persistent and increasingly sophisticated malicious cyber campaigns that threaten the public sector, the private sector, and ultimately … Read More

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24 September 2021

Five Key Considerations Regarding New U.S. Sanctions to Address Ransomware Threats

On September 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions on a virtual currency exchange called Suex OTC, S.R.O. (Suex), and published an updated advisory on potential risks for those who facilitate ransomware payments. These coordinated actions represent significant moves by … Read More

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20 September 2021

Regulatory Update: NAIC Summer 2021 National Meeting

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its Summer 2021 National Meeting (Summer Meeting) August 14-17, 2021. As a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the NAIC met in a hybrid format with attendees participating both in person and virtually. This post summarizes the highlights from this meeting in … Read More

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30 August 2021

SEC Continues Focus on Cybersecurity Disclosure Failures, Announces Settled Charges Against Pearson plc

Through its announcement of settled charges against Pearson plc (Pearson) on August 16, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission signaled its continued, high level scrutiny of companies’ public statements related to data security incidents.1 Without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, Pearson agreed to a cease and desist … Read More

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17 August 2021

FFIEC Guidance on Authentication and Access to Financial Institution Services and Systems

On August 11, 2021, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)1 issued guidance establishing risk management principles and practices to support the authentication of users accessing a financial institution’s information systems and customers accessing a financial institution’s digital banking services (the Guidance). The Guidance is not intended to serve … Read More

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