Background[ edit ] In the D0D released a guidance called the Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace which articulated five goals: As of systems protecting critical infrastructure, called cyber critical infrastructure protection of cyber CIP have also been included. The three regulations mandate that healthcare organizations, financial institutions and federal agencies should protect their systems and information.
Energy sector[ edit ] In distributed generation systems, the risk of cyber attacks is real, according to Daily Energy Insider. An attack could cause a loss of Government cybersecurity regulation in a large area for a long period of time, and such an attack could have just as severe consequences as a natural disaster.
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The reliability of these estimates is often challenged; the underlying methodology is basically anecdotal. According to the classic Gordon-Loeb Model analyzing the optimal investment level in information security, one can conclude that the amount a firm spends to protect information should generally be only a small fraction of the expected loss i.
Some are thrill-seekers or vandalssome are activists, others are criminals looking for financial gain.
State-sponsored attackers are now common and well resourced, but started with amateurs such as Markus Hess who hacked for the KGBas recounted by Clifford Stollin The Cuckoo's Egg. A standard part of threat modelling for any particular system is to identify what might motivate an attack on that system, and who might be motivated to breach it.
The level and detail of precautions will vary depending on the system to be secured. A home personal computerbankand classified military network face very different threats, even when the underlying technologies in use are similar. Computer protection countermeasures [ edit ] In computer security a countermeasure is an action, device, procedure, or technique that reduces a threata vulnerabilityor an attack by eliminating or preventing it, by minimizing the harm it can cause, or by discovering and reporting it so that corrective action can be taken.
Security by design[ edit ] Security by designor alternately secure by design, means that the software has been designed from the ground up to be secure. In this case, security is considered as a main feature.
Some of the techniques in this approach include: The principle of least privilegewhere each part of the system has only the privileges that are needed for its function.
That way even if an attacker gains access to that part, they have only limited access to the whole system. Automated theorem proving to prove the correctness of crucial software subsystems. Code reviews and unit testingapproaches to make modules more secure where formal correctness proofs are not possible.
Defense in depthwhere the design is such that more than one subsystem needs to be violated to compromise the integrity of the system and the information it holds. Default secure settings, and design to "fail secure" rather than "fail insecure" see fail-safe for the equivalent in safety engineering.
Ideally, a secure system should require a deliberate, conscious, knowledgeable and free decision on the part of legitimate authorities in order to make it insecure. Audit trails tracking system activity, so that when a security breach occurs, the mechanism and extent of the breach can be determined.
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NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES 23 NYCRR CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANIES I, Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent of Financial Services, . The bloom of cybersecurity regulation was – when the magnitude of possible data breaches on the scale of Yahoo (3 billion customer records) and Equifax ( million credit records) would be inconceivable.
In Congress was able to align intent with action to enact several measures.