Sensitive data breaches and data loss are major concerns for any organization. The prospect of a financial data breach, however, often results in public panic and can lead to media headlines that destroy a business’s good reputation. In March 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services released a new cybersecurity regulation for financial service providers, considered to be some of the most rigorous and comprehensive regulatory guidelines for the financial sector. It is the first step toward greater security to protect critical financial data that affects the lives and financial accounts of all individuals and organizations.
NY DFS – 23 NYCRR 500
It is a landmark regulation that is seen to have ripple effects on the cybersecurity practices of financial institutions not only in the United States but also worldwide. The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulation, commonly referred to as 23 NYCRR 500, is considered as one of the most comprehensive cybersecurity regulations in the financial sector.
This regulation takes on cybersecurity issues for financial institutions head-on by establishing strict requirements for state-chartered banks, private bankers, licensed lenders, mortgage companies, insurance companies, service providers, and foreign banks operating in New York.
This post will detail the various aspects of this landmark regulation, from and more importantly, how concerned or covered entities can do in order to achieve NYDFS cybersecurity compliance.
While breaches revealing public information (like pictures or emails) are concerning, the prospect of a financial breach tends to instill a higher level of panic. Additionally, accountability becomes even more important as more of these breaches occur. People want guarantees that their financial information is protected to the greatest extent possible.
Consequently, New York took a step toward greater security by enacting the 23 NYCRR 500 regulation, which focuses on cybersecurity for financial institutions. Do you know about the NYDFS cybersecurity regulations or how they affect you? Find out now with our comprehensive blog post.