10 Simple Steps to A Successful Incident Response Plan

A well-crafted plan can be the difference between a thwarted cyber-attack – and a multi-million-dollar loss

Cybercriminals are waging war on American business, with ransomware attacks alone surpassing 4,000 a day. It’s only a matter of time until something sinister slips past the tightest defenses – and if it isn’t shut down quickly, it can have an alarming impact on a company’s bottom line.

How New York’s Cybersecurity Law Impacts Third-Party Vendors

Best cybersecurity practices are required to do business with New York’s financial sector

Companies that aren’t in the financial sector can’t ignore New York’s first-in-the-nation cybersecurity law. Although 23 NYCRR 500 does not directly govern third-party vendors, it demands that financial service companies insist upon robust cyber security practices at entities they do business with, from payroll and point-of-sale solutions to cloud services.

Most Malware is Preventable: The Importance of Regular Patches

Is your organization doing enough to protect your sensitive data from malware?

Would you be surprised that, according to Symantec, 1 in every 131 emails contained some form of malware? And if malware is so rampant, what is your organization doing to protect itself from potential harm?

Effective malware protection should be a multi-pronged approach, but there are simple steps that can be taken to drastically reduce your exposure to threats.

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.