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ALTA is committed to helping its members protect their business and clients from cyber attacks. Use these resources and information to understand what you should be doing to help safeguard your system.

Federal Requirements

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB): This regulation requires financial institutions—companies that offer consumers financial products or services like loans, financial or investment advice, or insurance—to explain their information-sharing practices to their customers and to safeguard sensitive data. These companies include title and settlement companies, as well as law firms.

State Requirements

Forty-seven states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have enacted legislation requiring private, governmental or educational entities to notify individuals of security breaches of information involving personally identifiable information.

ALTA Best Practices

The third pillar of ALTA’s “Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices” provides procedures that should be taken to protect non-public personal information (NPI).


Federal Trade Commission

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)


News about Cybersecurity

July 27, 2016 What If Your ISP Could Stop Cybercrime Before It Happened?
Forbes | July 26, 2016
Although major hacks generate news headlines, most companies and institutions quietly contend ongoing web-based probes and attacks, with the average CISO at the largest businesses managing ecosystems of 50-75 vendors in hopes of catching security breeches.
July 20, 2016 Everything You Need to Know About Ransomware
Betanews | July 19, 2016
Ransomware is one of the most feared security threats today and it is fast becoming one of the most profitable areas of cybercrime for attackers. It allows criminals to monetize their cybercrime efforts quicker than previous tactics allowed.
July 15, 2016 U.S. Bank Regulator Chief Unaware of Any Hacking Cover-up
Reuters | July 14, 2016
The head of a U.S. banking regulator on Thursday said he was unaware of any efforts by his staff to cover up hacking of the agency's computers by a foreign government in 2010 and 2011, as outlined by a congressional report.
July 15, 2016 Cybersecurity Blind Spots: Mitigating Risks and Vulnerabilities
Tech Target | July 14, 2016
Cybersecurity blind spots based in risk and vulnerabilities can be difficult to spot and address. Several cybersecurity experts and CISOs offer insight into some of the hidden risks and vulnerabilities they've discovered, as well as some of the more persistent and growing threats to enterprise security.
July 6, 2016 Employee Training May Be Best Defense Against Cybercrime
The Toledo Blade | July 6, 2016
For businesses and health-care institutions, the threat of cyberfraud is on the rise, unleashing fierce competition between law firms and consultants seeking to advise them.
June 30, 2016 Early Signs on Fintech from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
The National Law Review | June 30, 2016
June 28, 2016 Report: NAIC Cybersecurity Task Force Chair Wants Data Security Model Law by Fall
June 21, 2016 Protect Yourself From Cybercrime: 6 Best Practices To Implement Now
Business Solutions | June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016 Cybercrime Market Sells Servers for as Little as 6 Dollars to Launch Attacks
Reuters | June 15, 2016
June 16, 2016 FBI Reports Email Fraud Schemes Result in $3.1B in Losses Since 2015
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