NAFCU senior staff will meet with Tim Segerson, deputy director of the NCUA Office of Examination and Insurance, today to discuss the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s cybersecurity assessment tool.NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon and Regulatory Affairs Counsel Kavitha Subramanian will participate in today’s meeting. They will focus on broader issues of cybersecurity as well as goals of the assessment tool, which credit unions can use to assess their individual risks and cybersecurity preparedness.The tool, released last month, follows last year’s pilot assessment of cybersecurity preparedness at more than 500 institutions.On Thursday, NAFCU put out a Final Regulation on the tool, which explains the two parts of the tool: the Inherent Risk Profile, which identifies an institution’s cyber risks relative to its technology and products; and the Cybersecurity Maturity, which determines the institution’s cybersecurity preparedness relative to its controls and oversight.FFIEC members will update the assessment tool as new threats and vulnerabilities emerge. The FFIEC includes representatives from the Federal Reserve Board, FDIC, NCUA, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, CFPB and the State Liaison Committee. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
The bill, which has passed the state Assembly, is pretty simple: “Each person shall have a right to clean air and water, and a healthful environment.” The sentiment is easy to agree with — of course we should have access to clean air and water — but also quietly revolutionary. Should this language be enshrined in the state Constitution, it will be harder to excuse or justify or just plain ignore the environmental hazards contaminating far too many communities throughout the state. Cleaning the state’s waterways and reducing the amount of pollution spewed into the air will come to seem more urgent. Priorities will shift, as state and local governments work to ensure that every resident of New York lives in a healthful environment. Problems once deemed too expensive to fix or solve will finally be addressed. Just last week, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli issued a report that suggests that contamination of the state’s waterways from untreated sewage and stormwater is extensive. Wouldn’t it be great to live in a state where this kind of pollution was a thing of the past, rather than a common occurrence? A constitutional right to clean air and water won’t fix the environmental hazards that already exist. But it will help change the way we think about pollution, from an unfortunate fact of life to a problem that must be solved. Those who oppose the bill will focus on the cost of cleaning up the state’s air and water, but the status quo carries a cost, too. I want my son to grow up in a world that’s cleaner and healthier than the one I grew up in. An Environmental Bill of Rights would help make this world a reality. Reach Sara Foss at [email protected] Opinions expressed here are her own and not necessarily the newspaper’s.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine Categories: OpinionNow that I’m a parent, I’m starting to think like a parent. This means I take my son into consideration when trying to reach a decision or determine how I feel about something. It means I’m more aware of my surroundings — of potential hazards such as loose dogs and speeding cars. Of course, not all hazards are visible to the naked eye. Poor air quality, poor water quality — we can’t always see these things, but they take a toll on the health and well-being of a community. When children grow up in neighborhoods where the air quality is poor, they are more likely to suffer from asthma. Water filled with pollutants, be it raw sewage or dangerous chemicals, can make people sick. These invisible hazards explain why good-government and environmental groups are pushing to add an Environmental Bill of Rights to the New York state constitution. read more
CLEVELAND Forde once again proved that he’s the best distance athlete in Guyana after winning another COURTS 10K road race yesterday.It was the seventh edition of the event in Guyana, and the win was Forde’s sixth, as he clocked 33 minutes, 37 seconds (33:37) to hold off second place finisher, Winston Missigher, who crossed the line at 33:47 and 2015 winner, Cleveland Thomas, who ran 33:25.Overseas-based Euleen Josiah-Tanner, who won six consecutive COURTS 10K was absent from yesterday’s run and Ashanti Scott made good of her chances to win the women’s category, running 43:08, beating Leyanna Charles (45:38) into second, and Joanna Archer (46:05) who finished in third place.Meanwhile, Alisha Fortune, stopped the clock at 51:37 to win the women’s Masters Category, ahead of Cyrleen Phillips (54:24) who came in second, and Carla Adams (55:16).Maria Urquhart’s time of 45:06.05 was enough to see her winning the Junior Category, while Ann Ingacio (45:17) and Shema Tyrell (49:41) were second and third, respectively.Llewellyn Gardener (43:13) won the men’s Masters, beating Clifton Thom (46:58) into second place, and Murice Fagundes (55:04) was third.This year’s 10K was the most lucrative of the past six years, with Courts Guyana Inc. investing in excess of $2,000,000 in the race, to ensure the success of the event as the company is proud of the growth it has seen throughout the years.The event was opened to runners in the junior, senior and masters categories for both male and female and Courts handed out $1,500,000 in cash, prizes and trophies. read more
THE country’s top cyclists throughout the various categories will match pedals tomorrow for over $300 000 in prizes and trophies at the fourth annual Albert Rose Memorial Cycling Road Race.Organised by the Linden Bauxite Flyers Cycling Club, the annual event is sponsored by the Rose family in memory of the late Albert Rose and will this year feature a daring 90-mile race.It will begin at 09:00hrs with the cyclists pedalling off from the Linden/Georgetown Bus Park, Republic Avenue in Linden. They will then head to Silver Hill on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway before returning to the point of origin to complete a lap.The event will cater to categories such as Seniors, Juniors (3 laps), Veterans U-45 (2 laps), Veterans O-45, Females and Juveniles (1 lap).The prize structure of the Seniors category will see the winner pocket $52 000 while second place to sixth place will collect $37 000, $27 000, $17 000, $12 000 and $10 000 in that order.Meanwhile the first prize for the Veterans U-45 is $15 000 while the winner of the O-45 event will grab $12 000. The winners of the Juniors, Ladies and Juveniles events will pocket $16 000, $12 000 and $10 000 respectively.The defending champion is Evolution Cycle Club’s Paul De Nobrega who took the event in two hours 43 minutes 37 seconds last year.Meanwhile Briton John (United We Stand CC), Junior Niles (Team Coco’s), Gordon Spencer (Evolution CC) and Trojan CC’s Shenika Teixeira were the respective senior, junior, veteran U-45, veteran O-45 and female winners last year.De Nobrega had sprinted away with three primes and crossed the finish line ahead of Jamual John, Curtis Dey, Briton John, Junior Niles and Silvio Inniss. read more
The first grand slam tennis final in almost ten years not to feature Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal or Andy Murray has been won by Marin CilicHe enjoyed a straight sets victory over Kei Nishikori, in the final of the US Open.Cilic is just the second Croatian to win a grand slam title.