FDIC Issues Special Newsletter on Cyber Security – What You Need to Know

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) has been publishing FDIC Consumer News quarterly since 1993 to help people protect their money and avoid financial fraud and theft. In its Winter 2016 issue, the FDIC has focused specifically on online and … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, FDIC, Government Regulations, Personal Information, Privacy

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FBI v Apple: Using a 1789 Law in a 21st Century Privacy Fight

Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to Apple customers that the company would oppose a federal court order (the “Order”) issued on February 16, 2016 because the company believes the Order “threatens the security of our customers.”  In response to … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, Digital evidence, Electronic devices, FBI, Government Regulations, Privacy

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Bankers Take Note: the FDIC Expands its Cyber Security Outreach

In its Winter 2015 “Supervisory Insights” publication, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) released A Framework for Cybersecurity, detailing the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape and highlighting actions taken and resources provided by the FDIC and other federal banking agencies in response … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, FDIC, FFIEC, Government Regulations

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FINRA Fines Financial Firm for Failing to Encrypt Customer Data on Lost Laptop

Like other federal agencies exercising regulatory power in the data privacy and security arena, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) is cracking down on firms that fail to meet required data security practices. Recently, FINRA imposed a significant  fine upon a regulated … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection, Government Regulations, SEC, Uncategorized

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