Course Description

23 NYCRR Part 500

23 NYCRR Part 500 is a regulation that establishes cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies in New York. This regulation, also known as the Cybersecurity Regulation, aims to protect sensitive data and information from cyber threats and breaches.

The regulation requires covered entities to implement a robust cybersecurity program to safeguard customer data and ensure the integrity of their systems. It includes provisions related to risk assessments, cybersecurity policies, data encryption, incident response planning, and employee training.

Financial institutions, insurance companies, and other regulated entities are required to assess their cybersecurity risks, develop a cybersecurity program based on industry best practices, and report any cybersecurity incidents to the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS).

Compliance with 23 NYCRR Part 500 is essential for organizations operating in New York's financial sector to protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats. Non-compliance can result in significant fines and reputational damage.

Organizations subject to 23 NYCRR Part 500 should ensure they have appropriate cybersecurity measures in place, including network security controls, access controls, and monitoring systems to detect and respond to potential threats. Regular audits and assessments can help ensure ongoing compliance with the regulation and enhance overall cybersecurity posture.