COVID-19 Extensions In NY Financial Department

COVID-19 Brings Deadline Extensions from NY Department of Financial Services

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has taken several steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 12, NYDFS released a compliance order and a series of guidance letters extending certain deadlines and requesting that organizations submit their plans for managing the risks resulting from COVID-19. The announcements regarding the extension…
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Social Distancing And Cybersecurity

Best Practices for Cybersecurity During Social Distancing

It’s unusual that a cybersecurity news organization has the chance to report on a biological virus instead of a software virus. But here we are. The rapid-fire spread of COVID-19 has turned the world on its head, and it’s safe to say that a lot of changes are in store for the foreseeable future. While…
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OPINION: How A CISO Improves Business Value

OPINION: How a CISO Improves Business Value

In August 2019, Bloomberg published an article that talked about the challenges of retaining a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and the ongoing search to fill open cybersecurity roles. Good people are hard to find and expensive. This perpetuates the myth that cybersecurity does not create value for a company, but is simply a cost…
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DoDs New Cybersecurity Certification

Explaining the DoD’s New Cybersecurity Certification

By 2026, any contractor that works with the Department of Defense must meet the standards set by version 1.0 of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The Pentagon released the new standards on Jan 31, which will require third-party certification of cyber resilience from DoD contractors and subcontractors. For contractors who hope to work with…
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Cybersecurity And Your Business

Podcast: Cybersecurity and Your Business

Guest speaker: Stephen Gilmer, C | CISO Stephen Gilmer is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) with more than 25 years of experience as a technical expert and executive leader focused on securing technology companies’ most sensitive and valuable data and systems. Stephen previously was in-house CISO at both a biotechnology startup and at…
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Cybersecurity Is A Team Effort

Cybersecurity: Executives Throughout the Organization Must Be Involved

We live in a world where cybersecurity breaches have become everyday occurrences. The headlines generally describe the same scenario, played out again and again. Bad actors find a backdoor, companies and government agencies are blindsided, consumer data is compromised. The next day, or the next week, it happens all over again. I can point to…
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Third Part Vendor Compliance

How To Continually Assess If Your Vendors Are In Compliance

Outsourcing some of your business operations to a third-party vendor comes with a lot of perks – like improving operational efficiency by saving money on infrastructure and maintenance – as is the case when moving data into cloud platforms. However, hiring a vendor doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to securing your…
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