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Texas Senate Bill 820: New Regulation Takes Aim at Cyber Threats in Education Sector

Schools and colleges are facing an alarming increase in cybersecurity incidents. Some hackers seek ransoms while others see value in scooping up personally identifiable information to sell to identity thieves.

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GDPR Shows Its Teeth, Goes After Breached Companies

In 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) heralded in the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

Far reaching in its applicability, GDPR extends well beyond Europe and affects any...

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NERC CIP-013-1: Effective Date, Preparation Strategies, & Impact

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has developed a new set of cybersecurity standards designed to help power and utility (P&U) companies limit their exposure to third-party cyber risks and preserve the reliability...

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Is Your Risk Management Program Ready for the New European Banking Authority’s Guidelines?

In June 2018, the European Banking Authority (EBA) put forth guidelines on outsourcing arrangements that highlighted the importance of risk management within financial organizations. The notice of these guidelines was announced in June...

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Top 5 Trends in Telecom Risk Management

As regulations shift and providers enter new markets, the telecom industry is changing rapidly. In preparation for these changes, telecom risk management professionals must become aware of new risks on the horizon. Privacy and net...

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Recent Breach Attempt Highlights Australia’s Need for Stronger Risk Management Controls

Last week, unknown threat actors attempted to hack the Australian federal Parliament’s computer network and the servers used by every politician, staffer, and security officer in Parliament House. Authorities believe there is a strong...

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The Time is Now: NYDFS Deadline Means Risk Managers Need to Focus on Third-Party Risk

In March 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) cybersecurity regulations — known as 23 NYCRR Part 500 — went into effect. According to the regulation, “any Person operating under or required to operate under a...

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EU NIS Directive: The European Union’s First Cybersecurity-focused Legislation

Last month, the EU NIS Directive (Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems) went into effect. This directive is the first EU-wide piece of legislation specifically focused on cybersecurity. Its goal is to “achieve a high...

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NIST Cybersecurity Framework Now Includes Supply Chain Risk Management Category

Recently, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), released an updated Version 1.1 of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework that now includes a new category on “Supply Chain Risk Management.”

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