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After JPMorgan Chase breach, push to close Wall St security gaps

Jessica Silver-greenberg & nbsp;nbsp; Matthew Goldstein 

This summer's huge cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase and a dozen other financial institutions is accelerating efforts by federal and state authorities to push banks and brokerage firms to close some gaping holes in their defenses. Top officials at the Treasury Department are discussing the need to bolster fortifications around a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, which include law firms, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies, according to several people briefed on the matter. The sweeping effort began before the hacking of JPMorgan, which compromised ...

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First Published: Thu, October 23 2014. 00:08 IST
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