U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Research Bill Passes House

Nov. 29 — The U.S. would enhance its cybersecurity relationship with Israel under a bill passed by the House Nov. 29. The bill (H.R. 5877) would expand cooperative research agreements between the two allies. The passage of the bill signals the government’s willingness, at least in the House, to promote international cybersecurity relationships. It is…

New York’s Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations: An Old Path Or a New Trail?

On Sept. 28, 2016, proposed cybersecurity regulations promulgated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) were published in the New York State Register (the NY Cybersecurity Regulations). A press release from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that these “new first-in-the-nation” regulations would require banks, insurance companies and other financial services institutions to…

Training Companies to Handle a Hack

Nov. 23 — Despite billions of dollars invested in anti-hacking technology over the past 10 years, companies appear to have little idea of how to respond to a cyberattack. When Target Corp. was hacked during the busy 2013 Christmas season, investigators found the company had missed early warnings that might have prevented the loss of…