Some Essentials of NY DFS Cybersecurity Compliance and Reporting

Take steps to protect your organization, and be sure to always report an attempted breach

NYCRR 500 requires entities overseen by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to comply with strict standards of cyber security. You can find a summary of the program here, a more in-depth paper here, and a list of frequently asked questions via this resource.

The Price Financial Services Companies Pay for a Data Breach

Financial companies suffer the greatest loss after a cyber-attack

From Jesse James to modern-day hackers, criminals have always set their sights on financial businesses because, after all, that’s where the money is. Unfortunately, cybercrime has ramped up the speed and consequences of these malicious actions, resulting in alarming monetary and reputational losses for the financial industry.

The ABCs of Annual Vulnerability Testing

Is your organization utilizing annual vulnerability testing to protect against cyber attacks?

With the new year upon us, it’s a great time to take an inventory of all aspects of your business, including cybersecurity. Sure, you may have done a sufficient job in 2017 of protecting critical data from cybercriminals, but each day brings new challenges in the realm of IT security.

An ACE up Your Sleeve: How the Advanced Cyber Event Appliance Monitors Networks and Detects Events

ACE from CyberGuard360 constantly reviews data to spot threats

It’s no longer a matter of if your business will be exposed to some type of cyberattack, but rather when and how. Organizations looking to protect themselves from the more than 1,000 breaches that occurred in 2016 – up 40% from 2015 – need to think proactively about how to monitor and react to suspicious events that could be the first signs of a cyber attack.

Why Audit Trails are Powerful Weapons Against Cyber-Attacks

Detailed cybersecurity records help companies disprove allegations of negligence

It’s a simple truth in today’s crowded markets: companies live and die on their reputations.

It only takes one data breach to send angry customers and frightened investors fleeing toward the competition – especially if it’s perceived that the company failed to take the right steps to protect people’s private information.