Former NSA chief wants private sector to take on cyberthreats

From: TechTarget

by Sonia Lelii

Protection against WannaCry ransomware and other cybersecurity threats could benefit from better leadership in the business world, former CIA and NSA head Michael Hayden says.


In his keynote speech at the ZertoCON user conference in Boston last week, Hayden said the private sector needs to step up and do its part in stopping cyberthreats in the internet age.

Ninety Days and Counting: NY Cyber Regulation’s First Deadline

From: JD Supra

Craig Newman, Kade Olsen | Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Faced with an approaching August 28th deadline, the more than 3,000 financial institutions that do business in New York should be knee-deep in implementing the first wave of requirements under the State’s sweeping and unprecedented cybersecurity regulation.

As readers of this blog know, New York’s powerful banking regulator, the Department of Financial Services, has enacted the country’s toughest cybersecurity regulation.   Effective as of March 1, 2017, the regulation requires banks, insurance companies and financial institutions under the agency’s supervision to design and implement a comprehensive, risk-based and accountability-driven set of data security safeguards and protections.  Although the deadlines for compliance are staggered, the August 28th requirements include:

Automakers seek clarity on federal regulatory roles in car cybersecurity

From: Inside Cybersecurity

Joshua Higgins

The automotive industry’s two major trade associations are asking for clarification of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Trade Commission’s roles in automotive cybersecurity issues, ahead of a joint workshop next month on connected car cybersecurity and privacy.

In response to an FTC-NHTSA request for information on automotive cybersecurity, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers call on the federal government to develop a clear policy laying out the role of regulators in automotive…

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New perspectives on cyber security: The regulatory challenge

From: Global Risk Insights

LIVE: Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2017

From: Estonian Public Broadcasting [English]

Editor: Aili Vahtla

A panel at the Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2017. May 30, 2017. Source: (Raul Mee/e-Governance Academy)

From May 30-31, the Tallinn e-Governance Conference 2017 will bring together participants from 115 countries around the world in the Estonian capital to seek answers to the challenge of ensuring sustainable e-state development in their respective countries.

Tuesday, May 30

9:30-10:30 — Welcoming statements

  • H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia
  • Dr. Patrick Ignatius Gomes, Secretary General of the African, Carribean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries