Stories by Karen M. Kroll

New SEC Cybersecurity Guidance Has Impact -- and Cost -- Yet No Rule Change

The <a href="http://www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/guidance/cfguidance-topic2.htm">disclosure guidance on cybersecurity</a> issued last month by the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance is a "game-changer," says Alan Paller, director of research with <a href="http://www.sans.org/">SANS Institute</a>, a security research and education organization. But not because the rules are now different. In fact, they're not. Rather, what's significantly new is the way the existing rules are perceived.

Karen M. Kroll | 08 Nov | Read more

As New Whistleblower Rules Kick In

Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act --- increasing the protection for whistleblowers -- amends the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 by allowing the Securities and Exchange Commission to offer awards to individuals providing original information about a violation of federal securities regulations. Next Friday, on Aug. 12, <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr4173enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr4173enr.pdf">these whistleblower provisions</a> go into effect.

Karen M. Kroll | 03 Aug | Read more

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