Small business cyber bill would cost $6M

It would cost the federal government $6 million to implement legislation aimed at helping small businesses improve their cybersecurity, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates. Read the news about how the newly initiated small medium cyber legislation would cost United States $6 million on The Hill.

House Bill to Help Small Businesses Facing Cybersecurity Risks

ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Andy Halataei endorsing H.R. 2105, the NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017, being considered today by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Read about the new bill being introduced in United States senate to […]

5 Things You Need to Know About the Small Business Cybersecurity Act

The U.S. Senate is poised to consider passage of the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act of 2017 to require the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support better cybersecurity among small businesses, JD Supra reports. Read about the five things small and medium businesses should know about the new cyber security act on The […]

Senate Committee Advances Cybersecurity Bill For Small Businesses

The U.S. Senate will soon consider legislation aimed at providing simplified resources to help small businesses protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats. The bill, entitled the MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act of 2017 (an abbreviation for the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology Cybersecurity Act of 2017), […]

Proposed cyber security requirements for New York State seem to be more of the same

Read why Steven Grossman says that the proposed cyber security requirements for New York State seem to be more of the same on Help Net Security : This month, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced proposed regulation that requires banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by the NY State Department of Financial Services […]

Calls for Federal Breach Notification Law Continue After Yahoo Data Breach

Data breach prevention and response are again at the forefront of the public consciousness with the recent news of a massive data breach by Yahoo. The call for federal breach notification legislation was revived by the FTC on September 27, 2016, five days after the Yahoo breach was announced. Read how the clamor for data […]

Yahoo hack spurs push for legislation

Supporters of legislation that would dictate how and when companies have to notify customers of a data breach are seizing on the hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts to push their effort forward. “We haven’t hit that sweet spot quite yet, but we’re close. I’m hoping this revelation about Yahoo will provide the needed impetus to […]

Small-business cybersecurity bill clears House

A bill to increase federal assistance to help small businesses protect against digital threats passed the House on Wednesday. The Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act calls for the Small Business Administration and the Department of Homeland Security to develop a strategy to aid small businesses that will leverage existing small-business development centers. Read the news […]

Retailers battle financial sector over data breach legislation

Retailers on Tuesday doubled down on their opposition to a data breach notification bill favored by financial firms. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), one of the sector’s largest trade groups, argued in a letter to House leadership that the measure would be unfair to large swaths of the economy. Read how the retail industry […]

How To Prepare Your Organisation For EU Data Protection Reform

Whether you are part of a European company or a non-European company that trades or stores data inside Europe, it is likely that the new European data protection regulations coming into play will affect the way you handle employee and customer data. Read Mark Edge of Brainloop explain how businesses can prepare themselves for the full […]