DFS New Cyber Requirements for Financial Organizations and Insurance Companies

Duration: 60 Minutes
On September 13, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services published draft regulations addressing Cybersecurity and related business continuity issues for over 3,000 regulated entities in the state. On Dec 28, 2016, DFS came out with revisions. These regulations for Financial Institutions and Insurance companies, is just as pertinent to all organization who wish to have resiliency.
DFS New Cyber Requirements
Product ID: 506601
The New York State Department of Financial Services has modified its proposed cybersecurity regulations and delayed their start date by two months. The proposed regulations went into effect on March 1, 2017, with a 180-day compliance window.

According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, these are "first-in-the-nation regulations" designed to protect New York State from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks. They "requires banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions regulated by the State Department of Financial Services to establish and maintain a Cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry."

Objectives of the Presentation
Part one of the presentation will cover what must be developed, how to implement it, and how to manage and test your program.
  • How to establish a Cybersecurity program
  • Creating Cybersecurity policies
  • Chief Information Security Officer responsibilities
  • Third-Party Service Providers policies and procedures to ensure the security of information systems
  • Additional requirements of the regulation
Part two of the presentation will discuss these "first in the nation" regulations, their sweeping reach, and the pitfalls and ambiguities they contain.

It will also discuss the implications these regulations raise for entities not under the regulatory reach of NYS DFS, and for Cybersecurity and business continuity compliance generally.

Why Should you Attend
The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) is moving forward with new regulations that will require financial institutions to establish and maintain a cybersecurity program meeting "certain regulatory minimum standards." Banks, state-licensed lenders, mortgage industry companies, insurance companies, money services businesses, and all other financial institutions subject to NYDFS jurisdiction should carefully assess whether existing security measures will need to be enhanced and what additional steps may need to be taken to satisfy the requirements. All financial institutions should be aware of the realistic possibility that any final regulations promulgated by the NYDFS could become the de facto national standard. These regulations for Financial Institutions and Insurance companies, is just as pertinent to all organization who wish to have resiliency.

Who will Benefit
All insurance companies, Financial institutions and others under DFS with over 10 employees including consultants, who made 5Mil or more last year and who have 10Mil in assets.
  • CISO
  • CIO
  • Auditors
  • President (small company)
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer
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Instructor Profile:
Michael C. Redmond is a Director and the Lead Strategic Consultant and Auditor for EFPR Group's Information Technology and Governance, Risk and Compliance Consulting and Audit division. She is also a recognized International IT Consultant, Auditor, Speaker, Author, and Trainer.

Michael spent four years on active duty with the U.S. Army and an additional 17 years in the National Guard and Reserves. Her assignments include Company Executive Officer, Public Relations Officer and Company Commander. She retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Michael has three books that were published in 2018; Mastering Your Introduction to Cyber Security, Mastering Business Continuity Management and Mastering Your Work Life Balance. They are available in hard cover, soft cover and kindle version from Barnes and Nobles, Amazon and other sites.

Michael possesses a PhD, Psychoneurology (Crisis Psychology), an MBA from Fordham University, Advanced Masters Certificate from American Institute of Banking, a B.A., Communication Arts & Management, and is a graduate of US Army Command & General Staff College. She is currently enrolled in PECB University, Masters Program in Risk Management.
Michael possesses many ISO certifications as Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor, Including ISO 27001. ISO 22301, ISO 9001.
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