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SEC Requests Financial Firms' Security Details
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Drew Conry-Murray
Drew Conry-Murray,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2014 | 12:50:25 PM
Focus On The Real Risk
The SEC should leave cyber-security to other organizations and agencies and focus on the real risks of financial malfeseance taking down the entire economy again. I'm more worried about that than hackers.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2014 | 3:17:32 PM
Re: Focus On The Real Risk
Sample list sent to the SEC:

1) send out reminder to change default passwords to something other than "password"

2) pray
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/28/2014 | 3:23:47 PM
Re: Focus On The Real Risk
I hope the SEC is more knowledgeable about cybersecurity risk than they were in 2008 when our financial industry collapsed. Somehow, I think not.

Please provide a copy of the firm's written information security policy." A business's response to that request will go a long way toward demonstrating if the organization has even basic information security practices in place.

Who at the SEC is going to review the answers to questions like that.

Drew Conry-Murray
Drew Conry-Murray,
User Rank: Ninja
4/28/2014 | 3:36:06 PM
Re: Focus On The Real Risk
Now they can add this:

3) Hire expensive security consultant to make SEC go away.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/28/2014 | 3:52:41 PM
Re: Focus On The Real Risk
Yes, indeed. The birth of a new market sector. 
User Rank: Apprentice
4/29/2014 | 12:03:13 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that this survey is being done to allow the NSA easier access to the 50 companies web sites.
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
4/29/2014 | 3:39:16 PM
I for one, don't think our federal bureaucracy is capable of that type of coordinated effort..

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