CFTC Approves NFA Cybersecurity Interpretive Notice

Simon Riveles CFTC, Compliance, CPO, CTA, Cyber-security, Futures

By William Kelly Acknowledging the rapid evolution of information technology and correspondent threats, on August 20, 2015 the National Futures Association (“NFA”) issued an Interpretive Notice addressing cybersecurity concerns. The Interpretive Notice established general requirements relating to the information systems security programs (“ISSPs”) of futures commission merchants, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, introducing brokers, retail foreign exchange dealers, swap dealers, and major swap participants …

SEC Provides Guidance for Cyber-Security Disclosure

Simon Riveles Cyber-security, SEC

As digital technology and operating online has become ever more important for American companies, the risk associated with deliberate cyber-attacks and unintentional cyber-incidents has caught the attention of regulators. On October, 13, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission provided guidance to public companies concerning their duty to disclose these risks under the securities laws.[1]