Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Highlights Concerns Regarding Cybersecurity

From: The National Law Review

Aimee L. Ezzell | Covington & Burling LLP

On March 24, 2017, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a speech in which he identified cybersecurity as his primary concern regarding the financial sector.  Secretary Mnuchin said in his remarks that ensuring a “safe and sound financial sector” requires cooperation and investment among the various financial regulators.  The Secretary emphasized that he wants regulatory agencies to focus on incorporating cybersecurity in all oversight responsibilities.

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Should a DISA-like agency take over cyber, IT for all civilian agencies?

From: FederalNewsRadio.com | 1500 am

By Jason Miller

Momentum is building for a new cybersecurity agency in the Homeland Security Department. The idea initially proposed by Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, received some crucial support on March 22 when two former federal cyber executives threw their weight behind the idea.

How Do HIPAA Regulations Apply to Wearable Devices?

From: HealthITSecurity

HIPAA regulations are something that every healthcare organization should be prepared for, but what does HIPAA have to do with wearable devices?

Both covered entities and business associates should be well-aware of the OCR HIPAA audit program, especially as Phase 2 has been underway for several months now. However, as technology continues to evolve, there are also several areas that could bring confusion to healthcare organizations.

More organizations are opting for cloud computing options, and may even start to implement wearable devices, in addition to other connected devices (i.e. medical devices, smartphones, tablets).

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Grid execs seek to reopen threat-sharing pipeline with Trump

From: Energy Wire

Peter Behr

Members of the electric power industry’s leadership committee on cybersecurity met privately with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other White House and government officials Wednesday, seeking the new administration’s commitment to continue high-level sharing of sensitive cyberthreat intelligence.

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Dueling Cybersecurity Regulations for Health Care: HHS Meets New York State

From: Bloomberg/BNA

New York’s new cybersecurity regulation will regulate the data security practices of health-care insurers with a set of rules that are the most comprehensive in the U.S. These rules will require many health-care insurers to take a fresh and comprehensive look at their cybersecurity programs, governance and defenses to meet the deadlines, the author writes.

By Craig A. Newman