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What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. 
 

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  •   Personal Identifiable Information 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) case involving Cybersecurity dated June 8, 2016.  Click here for more information (PDF)
 
  •  Cybersecurity Awareness Month      
  •  Finance and Technology
  •  PA $AFE
  •  National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance
  •  New Video to help Consumers
October 25, 2016 - FinCEN IssuesAdvisory to Financial Institutions on Cyber-Events and Cyber-Enabled Crime (PDF) - The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory to financial institutions on cyber-events and cyber-enabled crime. Cybercriminals target the financial system to defraud financial institutions and their customers and to further other illegal activities. Financial institutions can play an important role in protecting the U.S. financial system from these threats. In addition to the advisory, FinCEN also issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF) regarding the reporting of cyber-events, cyber-enabled crime, and cyber-related information through Suspicious Activity Reports. 
 

October 2016 Secretary's Letter on Cybersecurity
The Department continues to work collaboratively with federal regulators, other states financial regulators, and other Commonwealth agencies to address cybersecurity challenges.

October 2016 - FFIEC Announces it will host two webinars in observance of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Register for the webinars here.

September 2016 - The FFIEC issued a Revised Information Security Booklet on September 9, 2016, which is part of the FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook. 

July 2016 - A Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-41) released on July 26, 2016, sets forth principles governing the federal government’s response to any cyber incident, whether involving government or private sector entities. For significant cyber incidents, PPD-41 also establishes lead federal agencies and an architecture for coordinating the broader federal government response.  Presidential Policy Directive - United States Cyber Incident Coordination

July 2016 - Cybersection - The Quarter Newsletter(PDF)

  •  Ransomware

June 2016 - FFIEC issues Joint Statement on Cybersecurity of Interbank Messaging and Wholesale Payment Networks FIL-37-2016

April 2016Cybersection - The Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Federal Resources for Businesses
  • Patch-Management and Software Security Precautions

January 2016 - Cybersection - The Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Federal Regulators Release Revised Management IT Booklet
  • Data Breach Protocol
  • Cybersecurity Act of 2015
  • DOBS Staff Recognized at PA Digital Government Summi

October 2015Cybersectio- The Quarter Newsletter (PDF)

  • Cybersecurity Task Force Announced       

September 2015Cybersecurity Efforts and Resources (PDF)
A letter from the Secretary of Banking and Securities to all state-chartered and licensed entities announcing the formation of a Cybersecurity Task Force, describing Commonwealth cybersecurity efforts, and encouraging the development of cybersecurity attack prevention and mitigation plans using available and recommended resources.

 

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