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NAIC Task Force Hosts Insurance Data Security Model Law Meeting

On May 24 and 25, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the “NAIC”) Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force (the “Task Force”) hosted a meeting in which state insurance commissioners and interested parties were invited to provide comments to and voice concerns about the current draft of the Insurance Data Security Model Law (the “Model Law”).  This Model Law is designed to...

The New York Department of Financial Services Releases Potential New Cybersecurity Rules

On November 9, Anthony Albanese, Acting Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), sent a letter to the 18 members of the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee that outlines key regulatory proposals that NYDFS is considering as new regulations to increase financial sector cybersecurity defenses. The letter is written to “help spark...

NAIC Task Force Adopts a Cybersecurity “Bill of Rights” Despite Industry Objections

On October 14, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Cybersecurity Task Force (NAIC Task Force) adopted a version of the Cybersecurity Bill of Rights for insurance consumers. The Bill of Rights claims to outline the rights insurance consumers can expect when insurers, agents and other businesses collect personal consumer information and experience data breaches. It was...

NAIC Adopts New Cybersecurity Exam Tool

On September 21, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners IT Examination Working Group adopted amendments to the IT section of the Financial Condition Examiners Handbook to strengthen the Handbook’s already existing cybersecurity guidance. Charged with improving this guidance, the Working Group compared the Handbook’s guidance to the National Institute of Standards and...

NAIC Cybersecurity Forum Focuses on Escalating Threats and Best Remediation Practices

On September 10, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) co-sponsored a cybersecurity forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. Featuring an impressive line-up of senior government officials and knowledgeable experts, the forum aimed to increase understanding of the escalating threat environment, emerging best practices in cyber...

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