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New Research Shows Cybersecurity Disconnect Between C-Suite and IT Leaders

Posted by - May 18, 2017
How Organizations Can Work to Close the Gap Cybersecurity is now a top business concern, as major business disruptions, compromised customer data, bank heists and even state-sponsored hacks have prompted boards and CEOs to action. A recent report has revealed a sizable gap between C-Suite executives and IT decision-makers when…
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Turn GDPR Compliance into Lemonade

Posted by - May 16, 2017
5 Key Investments to Make Now The May 2018 deadline for GDPR compliance is really just around the corner. The EU’s behemoth of a data privacy regulation will affect all organizations doing business in the EU or collecting data on EU citizens. Many businesses remain woefully unprepared. Here we share insights into…

Building Resilience and Mitigating Risk in the 21st Century

Posted by - April 21, 2017
Ridge Global is working to equip executives and boards of directors to build resilience and properly address their companies’ greatest risks. This includes educating them on cybersecurity, a growing concern for all businesses these days. CCI’s CEO, Maurice Gilbert, interviews Ridge Global’s President to discuss the nature and extent of…
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An Impossible Standard?

Posted by - March 27, 2017
Data breaches can be PR nightmares for sure. But are they really open-and-shut cases for plaintiffs? In one high-profile case, the defense team focused on some smart questions, including whether plaintiffs were trying to hold the company to realistic standards in today’s cybersecurity environment.
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New York DFS Finalized Cybersecurity Regulations Take Effect

Posted by - March 27, 2017
The New York State Department of Financial Services has finalized new cybersecurity regulations governing financial institutions, insurance companies, and other DFS-regulated entities. The changes, which went into effect on March 1, primarily contain prudent practices that covered firms may already have in place, but firms would be wise to take…
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Key Risk Themes for Internal Audit in 2017

Posted by - February 27, 2017
Audit experts from CEB present the findings of the company’s annual Audit Plan Hot Spots report, which is based on interviews and surveys with more than 150 Chief Audit Executives. This article outlines the major risks CAEs plan to track closely this year – both expected risks and new and…
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Detecting Intrusions Early to Ensure Cybersecurity

Posted by - February 21, 2017
Soon, regulatory bodies will start penalizing organizations that have a data breach if they have not taken available precautions to protect the data. Were they able to find a network intruder or a malicious insider at work? What security assurances did the executives and board request? The ability to attest…
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FINRA 2017 Priorities Letter

Posted by - February 14, 2017
FINRA announced its priorities for the year, which will drive examination and regulatory programs and significantly impact market participants focused on compliance, supervision and risk management. This article by Venable attorneys discusses FINRA's focus on five specific areas.
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History is Repeating Itself (In a Good Way)

Posted by - February 6, 2017
Bay Dynamics CEO Feris Rifai suggests that what’s old is new again. Cybersecurity is undergoing the same transformation finance did post Sarbanes-Oxley; prior to 2002, having a director that was a financial expert in the American corporate boardroom was not the norm. This time next year, the idea of CISOs…
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Artificial Intelligence and Skilled Professionals Need One Another

Posted by - February 3, 2017
Limiting Risks in Adopting AI Enterprises and consumers are poised to adopt artificial intelligence in 2017. But along with many potential benefits, AI increases the attack surface, placing additional strain on the already thinly spread cybersecurity workforce. Finding and developing security professionals with the right skills and training is essential…
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NY Revises Its Cybersecurity Rule Proposal

Posted by - January 19, 2017
Reviewing Key Changes The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has revised its proposed cybersecurity rule in response to concerns submitted to its original proposal issued last September.  Patty Tehrani, lawyer and founder of Policy Patty Toolkit, outlines the changes, including to exemption sections, board reporting and notice…