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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

October 20, 2016 Regulators Propose Cybersecurity Standards for Banks
Three federal banking regulatory agencies approved an advance notice of proposed rulemaking inviting comment on a set of potential enhanced cybersecurity risk-management and resilience standards that would apply to large and interconnected entities under their supervision.
October 13, 2016 How to Develop a Data Breach Response Plan
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you create an effective data breach response plan. You can also check out a handy checklist of things you should do in the first 24 hours if a breach has occurred.
October 13, 2016 Companies Should Understand Where Cybercrime Thrives
Harvard Business Review | October 12, 2016
As global cybercrime increases, governments and businesses are struggling to keep up with the threats they are facing.
October 11, 2016 Six Mistakes Companies Make in Data Breach Handling
Whether a small, one-county shop or a national operation, how a company handles a data breach highlights the type of business you run, how well you treat customers and the long-term forecast for success for failure. Experian provides the six worst errors a company can make in handling a data breach and tips on how to avoid them:
September 29, 2016 Cybercrime: Ransomware, CEO Fraud Still Going Strong
Bank Info Security | September 29, 2016
Drawn by the promise of faster, less expensive and more effective crime-committing capabilities - with lower risk - and backed by the easy availability of "as a service" offerings, more criminals than ever have been operating online.
September 28, 2016 The 2016 Trends in Cybercrime That You Need to Know About
CNBC | September 27, 2016
The volume, scope and cost of cybercrime have reached very high levels – and are set to get even higher, according to a report from Europol – the European Union's law enforcement agency.
September 20, 2016 Suffer a Data Breach? Here’s Your First 24-Hour Checklist
September 20, 2016 How Cybercriminals Target Victims: Report Cites Top Information Resources
Hacked | September 19, 2016
September 15, 2016 New York Proposes Cybersecurity Regulations
September 15, 2016 Financial Regulators Release Revised Information Security Booklet
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