Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

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NY State Cyber Regulation for Banks: A Model?

On September 13, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a set of proposed cybersecurity regulations for financial services companies that fall under the jurisdiction of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS): Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies.  For those companies that fall under the jurisdiction of the NYSDFS, the proposed rules lay out a clear governance framework for cybersecurity. But these rules also add another set of standards for consideration by financial industry organizations that often have multiple regulators in varying jurisdictions here in the United States and around the world.


Altering Voter Registration Databases to Tilt the Election

The recent penetrations of state voter registration databases in Arizona and Illinois have, so far, been limited to data exfiltration. Much of the information contained in voter registration databases is public anyway, so the primary concern is whether voter intimidation on a large scale is possible because personal information such as addresses is now collected in one place.

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