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The Recent Increase In Focus on Privacy Issues -
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In This Presentation:
- Data Breaches: By the numbers
- Costs of Data Breach
- Cybersecurity Considerations in Business Transactions
- Cybersecurity in M&A Transactions
- Cybersecurity –...more
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Besides clarifying disclosure requirements,the agency is prompting companies to take proactive steps.
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Bank of England Launches New Framework to Test for Cyber Vulnerabilities -
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In This Issue:
..SEC Begins to Scrutinize Registrants’ Cybersecurity Practices
..SEC Staff Sets Boundaries for Adviser Testimonials in Social Media
..Chair White: SEC to Tackle High-Frequency...more
Last week SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar gave a speech at the New York Stock Exchange on ”Boards of Directors, Corporate Governance and Cyber-Risks,” in which he strongly urged directors to focus on the need for increased...more
SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar recently spoke at the New York Stock Exchange Conference “Cyber Risks and the Boardroom.” In his speech, Commissioner Aguilar emphasized the importance of cybersecurity and how fast the need for...more
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