Biden Hints at U.S. Response to Russia for Cyberattacks

WASHINGTON — Since the Obama administration formally accused Russia about a week ago of trying to interfere in the election, there has been intense speculation about whether President Obama has ordered the National Security Agency to conduct a retaliatory cyberstrike. The strongest hint so far has come from Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who either revealed American plans for a strike…

Federal Deposit Board to Weigh Cybersecurity Standards

Oct. 17 — Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board members will meet Oct. 19 to consider an advance notice of proposed rulemaking for standards on how banks should protect themselves against cyberattacks. The FDIC, Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have been working together to come up with industry standards for guarding…

Southeast Asia Nations Agree to Strengthen Cybersecurity

Oct. 11 — Southeast Asian nations Oct. 11 agreed to cooperate more closely on cybersecurity, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said at the close of its first Ministerial Conference on Cybersecurity. There is a need for stronger coordination on regional cybersecurity capacity building and strengthening cybersecurity in ASEAN by continuing to hold cybersecurity…