Net Neutrality (open internet)

by ronfluegge 19. May 2017 15:04

Net Neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. The Net Neutrality principle holds that wired and wireless internet service is a utility like gas, water, electricity and landline phone service; it should be available to everyone and subject to government regulation. The term came from "Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination," a paper written by Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu in 2003.

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Cybersecurity Insurance

by ronfluegge 27. April 2017 15:25

Cybersecurity insurance is a contract that an individual or entity can purchase to help reduce the financial risks associated with doing business online. In exchange for a monthly or quarterly fee, the insurance policy transfers some of the risk to the insurer.

Many companies purchase cybersecurity insurance policies to cover extra expenditures that could result from the physical destruction or theft of digital assets. Such expenditures typically include the cost of notifying customers that a security event has incurred, as well as the cost of regulatory fines.

To qualify for coverage, the individual or entity typically has to submit to a security audit by the insurance company or provide documentation with the assistance of an approved assessment tool, such as that offered by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

Many cybersecurity insurance policies only cover first-party losses to a company. Some policies, however, may also cover third-party liability losses.

Depending upon the price of the policy, coverage may include first and/or third-party liability for cyberextortion, costs associated with strengthening data security, damages due to corrupt or missing data, damages due to inoperable hardware or software and monetary loss from theft or lost business.

Because coverage is not often for the total amount of damages, many companies choose to buy additional insurance to cover amounts beyond which a cybersecurity policy covers. 

NERC’s March Newsletter

by ronfluegge 12. April 2017 10:46

NERC’s monthly newsletter is now available on the NERC website or by clicking here: https://lnkd.in/d3dn39x.

Read about NERC activities in the month of March. Highlights in this edition include:

• NERC, NATF Host Sixth Annual Human Performance Conference and Workshops

• Fourth Reliability Leadership Summit Identifies Key Priorities for BPS

• NERC, CRE and CENACE Sign Memorandum of Understanding.

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