DFS Releases Sweeping Draft Regulations Concerning Cybersecurity

Yesterday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) released draft regulations on cybersecurity potentially effecting all entities licensed or permitted by DFS.  The DFS Press release is here:  http://www.dfs.ny.gov/about/press/pr1609131.htm and the draft regulations can be found here:  http://www.dfs.ny.gov/legal/regulations/proposed/rp500t.pdf.  DFS first announced its intention to issue these regulations in a letter to federal regulators in November 2015, seeking collaboration with the relevant federal authorities.  

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HSE’s Amy Hemenway to speak at event on how to prepare for the DOL’s new overtime rules.

On September 29, 2016 Amy L. Hemenway, Partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery, will participate in a breakfast forum titled Overtime Understood at Milos Restaurant in Williamsville. She and Joseph Wutz, a Manager with The Bonadio Group, will discuss the implications of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules for non-profit businesses.

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HSE Partner recently spoke at the Building Blocks of Cyber Security event at Monroe Golf Club.

F. Paul Greene, Partner and Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group at Harter Secrest & Emery, joined the panel for the Building Blocks of Cyber Security event hosted by Innovative Solutions, Logical Operations and Lawley Insurance on September 13, 2016.

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HSE’s F. Paul Greene to speak about “Managing Cyber Risk from a Legal Perspective” at the Rochester Security Summit.

On October 5th at 2:30 pm HSE Partner and Chair of the Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, F. Paul Greene, will be speaking at the Rochester Security Summit 2016 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Rochester, NY.

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De-mystifying NIST, Part II: The NIST Cybersecurity Framework Core and the Federal Trade Commission’s Focus on “Reasonableness”

In our first post in this series, we discussed the origins of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and gave our assessment that the Framework would serve not only as a helpful tool for companies looking for support in securing their networks, but also as a guidepost for best practices in the realm of data security.  Recent guidance published by the FTC gives credence to this assessment.  In a blog post made available to the public just last week (available here), the FTC discussed the Framework and noted favorably that its “functions signify the key elements of effective cybersecurity.” This post discusses the importance of the FTC’s insight and identifies the Framework’s “Core” components.

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