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New York State Govt Updates Cyber Policies for Financial Institutions

New York State’s Department of Financial Services has issued updates to its cybersecurity rules for financial institution and insurance companies. The new regulations aim to protect consumers and the financial data of banks and insurance companies from cyber threats, the department said Wednesday. The policies require financial institutions to conduct periodic …

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Army Updates Rule to Facilitate Sustainment of Software-Based Tools for Cyber Electromagnetic Operations

The U.S. Army has released a revised regulation that seeks to facilitate the reprogramming of software-based systems designed for use in cyber electromagnetic activities, the Army reported Wednesday. Bruce Woodmansee writes the “AR 525-15” would expand the software reprogramming responsibilities of the Army reprogramming analysis team program office. ARAT-PO is …

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British Security Experts: Regulation, Tech Key to Counter Hostile UAVs

U.K.-based Open Briefing and Oxford Research Group have published a joint report that recommends regulatory, passive and active countermeasures meant to help government organizations stop hostile use of unmanned aerial vehicles by nonstate actors. The report says terrorist organizations, organized crime groups, insurgents, corporations and activists can use commercial drones to gather intelligence …

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Report: State, Local Officials Take Action to Control Low-Altitude Drone Flights

State and local authorities have passed laws to preemptively regulate drone flights as questions arise on the coverage of the Federal Aviation Administration‘s authority on U.S. airspace, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Jack Nicas writes that the rising use of drones, particularly among private citizens, has caused privacy and safety concerns and raised discussion on policies for low-altitude …

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Reuters: FAA Plans to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight UAS

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to test beyond-visual-line-of-sight unmanned aircraft systems in collaboration with service providers and UAS builders in an effort to expand drone applications, Reuters reported Friday. David Morgan writes the FAA’s partnership with industry is meant to develop commercial BVLOS drones for various uses such as package …

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Defense Department Agrees to Review Foreign Activities Near Test Ranges

The Defense Department has agreed to comply with the Government Accountability Office’s recommendations to assess foreign business activities that take place near test and training ranges. GAO has called on DoD to establish guidelines for reviewing foreign encroachment and to work with other federal agencies in obtaining information on commercial …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Focuses on Drone Education, Enforcement for Public

Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, said the FAA is working to educate the public on the risks of flying unmanned aerial vehicles, CNN reported Sunday. Sara Fischer writes the FAA is also set to complete an outline of regulations for flying drones in September 2015. “We have been working …

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