CFTC commissioner crafting potential proposed rule on cyber resiliency


Organizations involved with the U.S. derivatives market must shift out of hack-response mode and into a state of cyber resiliency. If they don’t, a potential proposed rule at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) might force them to get there.

Members of the agency are currently drafting its first cyber resilience rule for swap dealers and futures commission merchants, CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero said Tuesday in remarks delivered at an industry event. The potential proposed rule, which could release “in the next few months,” according to Goldsmith Romero, could seek to make those in the C-suite responsible for ensuring their organizations are prepared for cyberattacks.

The proposal would first need to be approved by the CFTC before being released, said Goldsmith Romero.

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