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Understanding NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulations

Look, we get it, these regulations and timelines can be confusing. So what’s most important to us is that you understand exactly whats being asked of you.

NYDFS Cybersecurity Rules

After an initial 90 day review period and subsequent revisions, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has formalized their best in country standards for cyber risk management as of December 28th, 2016. The new NYDFS cybersecurity regulations go into effect on March 1, 2017.

The rules impact over 2,200 financial institutions operating under a license or authorization of NY State Law.  Each company is required to assess its specific risk profile and design a program that addresses its risks in a robust fashion. The regulations are designed to ensure senior management participation via an annual certification process.  Given the timeline to meet the targets and the consequential surge in demand for cyber expertise, it is in the best interest of affected institutions to begin to prepare as soon as possible.

General Categories of the NYDFS Regulations

  • Maintaining a cybersecurity program, including the adoption of a written cybersecurity policy
  • Implementing and maintaining written policies and procedures regarding application security, data retention, and information systems and nonpublic information accessible to or held by third-party service providers
  • Periodically assessing information systems
  • Designating a