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New York Department of Financial Services Previews Rigorous Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Sector

On November 9, 2015, Anthony Albanese, Acting Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), issued a letter to a wide array of federal and state financial services regulators that are part of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC). The FBIIC members work together to enhance the reliability and security of financial sector infrastructure. Mr. Albanese’s letter outlines potential new cybersecurity regulations that would impact NYDFS-regulated financial institutions. The letter, which follows numerous steps taken by the NYDFS in recent years to better understand and mitigate

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U.S. Government Steps Up Cybersecurity Efforts With New Rules for Export Controls, Economic Sanctions

With cybersecurity dominating the headlines, the U.S. government has taken several recent steps to target the national security threat posed by cybercriminals and hackers with new regulations aimed at curbing malicious actors online. With a series of proposed rules and an Executive Order, the U.S. government has begun a concerted effort (i) to rein in malicious cyber actors using export controls and sanctions regulations; and (ii) to better align U.S. export control regulations with the realities of cloud computing and encrypted export-controlled data. Many of these regulations are proposed rules

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Executive Order Authorizes Economic Sanctions as New Tool for U.S. Cyber Defense

On 1 April 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be responsible for or complicit in malicious cyber-enabled activities constituting a significant threat to the national security, foreign policy, or economic health or financial stability of the United States. Read More: Executive Order Authorizes Economic Sanctions as New Tool for U.S. Cyber Defense