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Sutherland and the Financial Services Institute Complete Benchmarking Survey on Cybersecurity Practices

WASHINGTON—Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and the Financial Services Institute (FSI) have completed a survey of FSI members concerning cybersecurity issues. The survey included responses from 39 broker-dealers (92% of which were dually registered as investment advisers), ranging in size from fewer than 100 registered representatives to more than 2,000. The survey covered a variety...

DOJ Publishes Cyberincident Response Best Practices Document

The Cybersecurity Unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has published a “best practices” document to assist organizations in developing a response plan for cyberincidents. The document, titled Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents, focuses on steps organizations should take before, during and after a cyberincident and emphasizes the need for...

Managing a Cyberattack: An Interactive Simulation at the ACC Advanced Compliance Education Summit

It is 3:00 in the morning and your children are safe in bed, but the phone is ringing at the FBI! Sutherland’s Mark Thibodeaux; Cyndi Baily, Chief Compliance Officer at Alere Toxicology; Sarah Sandstorm, Contracts Counsel at KBM Group; and Special Agent Corey Harris from the FBI presented an interactive simulation of a cyber-attack at the ACC’s Advanced Compliance Education Summit...

CFTC Holds Cybersecurity Roundtable March 18

As noted in our previous entry, staff from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held a Public Roundtable on Cybersecurity and System Safeguards Testing on March 18, 2015. The Roundtable, which included participants from the private sector and government agencies, could be a kick-off event for a larger CFTC initiative to address issues related to cybersecurity. The Roundtable...

Director McRaith Outlines FIO’s Cybersecurity Objectives

On March 17, Federal Insurance Office (FIO) Director Michael McRaith outlined FIO’s main cybersecurity objectives for the insurance industry at Networks Financial Institute’s 11th Annual Insurance Public Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.  Speaking to an audience that included insurance industry professionals and lobbyists, McRaith detailed the objectives as follows: Support the...

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