FINANCIAL INFOSECURITY NEWSLETTER

November 2017

6 Essential Steps for Creating an Actionable Incident Response Plan

Ryan Clancy, deltarisk.com, October 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, I spoke at the ASIS 63rd Annual International Conference about creating an actionable cyber security incident response plan that is tested and proven. Considering ASIS is more focused on physical security, I kept my recommendations focused on incident response in general.

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Cyber Security in Finance: How Can you Deal with Financial Cybercrime

Nick Ismail, information-age.com, October 20, 2017

Cyber security has quickly risen to the top of the business agenda in recent months. High enough that 86% of financial services firms across the UK, Europe, US and Hong Kong, intend to spend more money on cybersecurity in 2017.

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Cyber Risk – Speaking the Language of the CFO

David Higgins, dofonline.co.uk, November 2, 2017

In the traditional realms of cyber security, ‘security’ and ‘risk’ are always the predominant topics of conversation. But for FDs and CFOs it’s even more reductive than that – everything boils down to one factor: risk. It’s their job to be aware of the financial repercussions of every single risk an organisation takes and their approach to cyber security is no different.

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The Need for Global Cyber Security Standards

Rebekah Carter, commstrader.com, October 25, 2017

According to the chief executive of J.P. Morgan‘s investment and corporate banking, Daniel Pinto, governments should be taking steps to create and implement new standards for cyber security. At the same time, there’s a demand for an increased insight into the information available on cyber threats in the marketplace.

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How States Can Improve Cybersecurity on a Budget

Issac Kohen, statescoop.com, October 19, 2017

As cybersecurity increases in importance, the room to improve cybersecurity efforts becomes harder on tighter budgets, but there are measures states can take. In 2017, there were 42 state-level bills introduced to improve government cybersecurity practice.

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Translating the NCWF: What it Means and Why It Matters to Your Workforce

John LeBrecht, deltarisk.com, October 13, 2017

The theme for week two of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) focuses on what organizations can do to create a culture of cyber security within the workplace, including the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

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Cyber Security Is A Business Risk, Not Just An IT Problem

Neil Campbell, forbes.com, October 11, 2017

Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cyber security to the IT department, as it has become more of a business issue too. This is especially important as businesses are more digitized, meaning they are exposed to an increasing number of threats if they do not manage the risk of security properly.

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FFC’s DDoS Claims Will be Investigated by Government

Jon Brodkin, arstechnica.com, October 18, 2017

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) will investigate DDoS attacks that allegedly targeted the Federal Communications Commission’s system for accepting public comments on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality rules.

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FICO-Like Cybersecurity Scores are Imminent: What Do They Mean For Your Business?

Mark Kuhr, forbes.com, October 5, 2017

We are a culture of “likes,” numbers and ratings. In today’s age, we have easy access to any public information on the internet, and thanks to the explosion of big data, we also have the ability to view, manipulate and compare numbers in a variety of ways.

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