Proposal to tighten cybersecurity requirements for banks

The Washington Post reports today:

Banking regulators outlined a new set of rules Wednesday aimed at tightening cybersecurity requirements to protect financial markets and customers from online attacks.

A proposal from the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation suggests minimum standards and requirements for how the nation’s largest financial institutions are supposed to prepare for, track and respond to potentially catastrophic hacks.

The proposals do not spell out what fines or other consequences would be meted out should banks not meet the “binding requirements.” The notice of proposal rulemaking serves as a starting point for the industry and others to begin offering feedback; the deadline for comments is Jan. 17.

The full article is here.

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