SEC Cyber Disclosures Delayed Several Times Since December – WSJ

The U.S. government has delayed public disclosures of cyber incidents several times since new rules came into force last December, a senior Justice Department official said.

On a number of occasions, the Justice Department has delayed companies’ disclosures because making the attacks public would create substantial risks and raise national-security concerns, said Matthew Olsen, assistant attorney general for national security. Olsen was speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live: Cybersecurity conference here Thursday.

The Justice Department hasn’t previously said that it has granted national-security exemptions under rules from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that came into force in December.

Source: SEC Cyber Disclosures Delayed Several Times Since December – WSJ