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Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data, Officials Say

Eversheds Sutherland (US) Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in this Time Magazine providing insight on the hacking of state and local election databases in 2016. Specifically, Michael addresses key questions congressional investigators are including in their probe to determine the nature and scale of the Russian cybersecurity attack. Learn...

Cyber Storm V Highlights Need for Greater Info-sharing and Formalized Incident Response

Results from the Department of Homeland Security’s  (“DHS”) “Cyber Storm V” national exercise revealed that challenges remain around information and cyber threat indictor sharing, and that a plan for widespread cyber response would help improve response from government and industry to cyberattacks. Though the exercise showed that challenges remain, it also revealed an increased...

They’re Baaaack . . . SECs Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Releases New Cybersecurity Risk Alert

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released a Risk Alert describing OCIE’s 2015 cybersecurity exam initiative.  [link to www.sec.gov/ocie/announcement/ocie-2015-cybersecurity-examination-initiative.pdf].  As the Risk Alert notes, OCIE’s new cybersecurity initiative builds on information OCIE learned from...

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...

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