CFTC views cybersecurity and data integrity as top priorities; may issue regulations

Cybersecurity has recently become a high priority issue at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) – the agency overseeing designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, derivatives clearing organizations, swap data repositories (SDRs), swap dealers, futures commission merchants, commodity pool operators and other derivatives market participants. CFTC Articulates Unique Cybersecurity Concerns CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad … Continue Reading

CFTC deputy director provides guidance on CFTC examinations

On April 21, 2015, Kevin Piccoli, the deputy director of examinations for the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (“DSIO”) at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) spoke at SIFMA’s Compliance and Legal Division lunch. In his remarks, he provided insight on the DSIO’s examination priorities and process, and how the staff coordinates with … Continue Reading