What a Privacy Activist Turned Top White House Adviser Thinks About Cybersecurity

From: Nextgov

By Aliya Sternstein

In 2011, Nextgov spotlighted a handful of “emerging leaders” — including Ari Schwartz, then the first-ever Internet policy adviser for the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

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Schwartz recently remarked industry support for the framework has “exceeded expectations.” That recognition “is constructive and helps keep the private sector engaged in using the framework and promoting it with business partners,” Beauchesne said.

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Timeline: How the Postal Service Data Breach Went Down

From: Nextgov

By Aliya Sternstein

U.S. Postal Service officials are revealing more about the cyber intrusion at the agency that exposed the personal data of about 800,000
USPS employees.

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The timeline of events provides a fascinating look at how the federal government — DHS, the FBI, the White House and agencies themselves —
responds to cyber intrusions.

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State Regulators Form Cyber Issues Task Force

From: Insurance Journal

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) said it has formed a special task force to help states coordinate efforts related to cyber security and insurance industry data and coverages.

NAIC said the task force will make coordinate NAIC efforts regarding the protection of information housed in insurance departments and the NAIC; the protection of consumer information collected by insurers; and collecting information on cyber liability policies being issued in the marketplace.

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Flash Boys beware: SEC chills high-frequency trading

Editor’s Note: The SEC’s Statement regarding Regulation SCI is f0und here.

From: New York Post

By Kevin Dugan

Flash Boys are getting put into the slow lane.

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules on Wednesday to keep exchanges and so-called “dark pools” safer by requiring more safeguards — a shift that will put more regulation on high-frequency trading platforms.

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The new rules, officially called Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity, or Reg SCI, require more cybersecurity and backup systems, as well as more reporting to the SEC during market disruptions.

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NIST, NARA move to secure federal data on outside systems

From: FCW

By Mark  Rockwell, Troy K. Schneider

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has new recommendations for securing sensitive data on IT systems at companies that work for the government. The draft standards, released Nov. 18, are aimed at contractors and other nonfederal organizations that store federal controlled but unclassified information (CUI) in the course of their work.