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NYDFS updates cybersecurity regulation FAQs

Privacy/Cyber Risk & Data Security State Issues NYDFS Compliance 23 NYCRR Part 500

Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security

On March 23, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) provided a second update to its answers to FAQs relating to 23 NYCRR Part 500, which took effect March 1, 2017 and establishes cybersecurity requirements for banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions. The original promulgation of the FAQs was covered in InfoBytes, as was the last update in February. The new update to the FAQs adds the following guidance:

  • An individual filing a Certificate of Compliance for his or her own individual license with no Board of Directors is acting as a Senior Officer as defined by 23 NYCRR 500 and should complete the filing process in that manner; and
  • Entity ID is defined as an entity’s state-issued unique license or charter number. Specific information is provided for insurance companies and mortgage loan originators in the FAQs.
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