from Financial Regulatory Forum:

INSIGHT: SEC cyber-risk exam guidelines set template for firms

By Guest Contributor
May 6, 2014

By Abel Picardi, Compliance Complete

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission tightens its supervision of technology security on Wall Street, with plans to examine cybersecurity preparedness at more than 50 broker-dealers and investment advisers, the agency has released a checklist intended to help firms review their controls whether or not they come into the crosshairs of examiners.

from Financial Regulatory Forum:

Cybersecurity should be a compliance issue, says expert

By Guest Contributor
August 27, 2013

By Emmanuel Olaoye, Compliance Complete

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - In March this year, a group of Islamic hackers announced that they were launching the latest phase of their denial of service attacks against the largest U.S. banks. The group, which called itself the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters, targeted the websites of banks including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and PNC Bank.

from Jack Shafer:

The spy who came in for your soul

By Jack Shafer
June 8, 2013

Using EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer system at point of sale) in a store in Sidney, Dec. 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

from Thinking Global:

Seeking to avert cyber war

April 15, 2013

Amid the buzz in Washington about new North Korean nuclear threats, President Barack Obama late last week summoned 15 of America’s top financial leaders to the White House to discuss what his administration considers to be threats that are more pervasive, more persistent and less manageable ‑ cyber risks.

from The Great Debate:

Protecting against cyber-attacks

By Senators Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse
April 9, 2013

Last year, Congress failed to forge a workable framework for cybersecurity to protect the United States against a fast-growing national security and economic threat. Our cyber-networks remain dangerously vulnerable to outside attack and are the repeated targets of foreign governments intent on stealing the fruits of our intellectual and business efforts. Congress must address this crucial issue.

from Ian Bremmer:

America’s way or Huawei

By Ian Bremmer
October 26, 2012

If you watched the third presidential debate this week, you got the sense that in the U.S.-China relationship, there are only good guys and bad guys, and all the bad guys are in China. The Americans are the valiant defenders of well-paying jobs; the Chinese are the ones who make tires so cheap it hurts the Americans. The Americans have a currency so free it’s the envy of the world; China’s is so manipulated it stunts competition the world over. But the squabbling isn’t limited to what you heard at the debate or just the two governments. It’s also happening between governments and private companies.

from MediaFile:

Video streaming, file sharing — bad for network security, good for security business

June 27, 2012

Palo Alto Networks, the network security company, that modernized the firewall with its web application inspection took a look at what people do at work by analyzing Internet traffic in over 2,000 organizations.

from Compass:

The elephants in the Davos ski lodge

By Nader Mousavizadeh
January 24, 2012

The epic global shifts of 2011 transformed the political, economic, and social landscape from Shanghai to Sao Paolo, Washington to Cairo. No leader (not even Vladimir Putin) is safe from the vagaries of social unrest; no economy (not even China’s) is unaffected by contagion from an over-leveraged, under-managed euro zone. No country (not even the United States) is immune from the threat of asymmetric attacks—anything from a terrorist bomb to cyber-warfare.

from MediaFile:

Tech wrap: Yahoo finds interclick, pays $270 million for it

November 1, 2011

CORRECTION: The original headline falsely stated that Yahoo will pay $240 million for interclick. The correct amount is $270 million.

from Reuters Investigates:

Do you want the NSA to be the cyber-police?

June 16, 2011

Today's special report looks at what the U.S. government is and is not doing to fight cyber attacks. Read it in multimedia PDF format here.