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Cybersecurity as a global concern in need of global solutions: an overview of financial regulatory developments in 2015

V. Gerard Comizio (Paul Hastings LLP, Washington, DC, USA)
Behnam Dayanim (Paul Hastings LLP, Washington, DC, USA)
Laura Bain (Paul Hastings LLP, Washington, DC, USA)

Journal of Investment Compliance

ISSN: 1528-5812

Article publication date: 3 May 2016

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Abstract

Purpose

To provide financial institutions an overview of the developments in cybersecurity regulation of financial institutions during 2015 by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, as well as guidance for developing effective cyber-risk management programs in light of evolving cyber-threats and cyber-regulatory expectations.

Design/methodology/approach

Reviews US, UK and EU regulatory developments in the cybersecurity area and provides several best practice tips financial institutions should consider and implement to improve their cybersecurity compliance programs.

Findings

While cyber-threats and financial regulators’ expectations for cyber-security are constantly evolving, recent guidance and enforcement efforts by the US, UK and EU illustrate the need for financial institutions to develop effective cybersecurity programs that address current regulatory compliance requirements and prepare for emergency cyber responses.

Practical implications

Financial institutions should utilize the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool to assess their cyber-risk profile and cyber-preparedness.

Originality/value

Practical guidance from experienced financial regulatory and privacy lawyers that provides a survey of the current regulatory environment and recommendations for cyber-security compliance.

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Citation

Comizio, V.G., Dayanim, B. and Bain, L. (2016), "Cybersecurity as a global concern in need of global solutions: an overview of financial regulatory developments in 2015", Journal of Investment Compliance, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 101-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOIC-01-2016-0003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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