Risk Considerations When Selecting A Managed Service Provider

Risk Considerations When Selecting A Managed Service Provider December 6, 2022 Risk Considerations When Selecting a Managed Service Provider Considerations, best-practices for defensive network architecture, and cyber security concerns when selecting a new MSP partner. 1. Least Privilege Managed Service Providers (MSP) and/or their sub-contractors should be granted the minimum necessary rights assigned to perform […]

Suffolk County Network Suffers Ransomware Attack, Palo Alto Leading Forensic Investigation

Suffolk County Network Suffers Ransomware Attack, Palo Alto Leading Forensic Investigation November 23, 2022 Suffolk County Network Suffers Ransomware Attack, Palo Alto Leading Forensic Investigation Suffolk County suffered from a ransomware attack by ALPHV/BlackCat on September 8th, 2022. Suffolk county’s email, web applications, and websites were taken offline during this cyber attack, resulting in Suffolk […]

NYSDFS 23 CRR 500 PROPOSES NEW REGULATION REQUIREMENTS

NYSDFS CRR 500 NEW REQUIREMENTS

NYSDFS 23 CRR 500 PROPOSES NEW REGULATION REQUIREMENTS September 9, 2022 What is NYSDFS 23 CRR 500? New York State Department of Financial Services created the 23 NYCRR Part 500 a cybersecurity regulation on March 1st, 2017. This regulation applies to organizations and agencies in the financial service industry. Entities such as Mortgage banks, Insurance […]

Do I need to Comply with NYDFS Cybersecurity for my Cryptocurrency Company?

Do I need to Comply with NYDFS Cybersecurity for my Cryptocurrency Company? August 31, 2022 Am I required to comply with NYSDFS’s cyber requirements as a cryptocurrency company? New York State Department of Financial Services made the 23 NYCRR Part 500 a cybersecurity requirement on March 1st, 2017. This regulation applies to organizations and agencies […]

What is Black Basta Ransomware?

What is Black Basta Ransomware? July 5, 2022 Black Basta Ransomware In the recent months there has been a new threat in the ransomware and cyber security world.  A new group named Black Basta has emerged in strides, contributing to known attacks since April. Recently they were able to overtake a network by leveraging an […]

The Hidden Cost of a Data Breach Post COVID-19

The Hidden Cost of a Data Breach Post COVID-19 June 23, 2022 The Hidden Cost of a data-breach for companies who failed to update their cyber security post COVID-19 Companies that have not transformed their cybersecurity stance post COVID-19 to accommodate for remote workers & cloud data storage use, cost $750,000.00 more on average in […]

Preparing a Cybersecurity Program for an Audit

Preparing a Cybersecurity Program for an Audit June 21, 2022 Preparing a Cybersecurity Program for an audit In the financial industry, various regulatory rules are required by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) or U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to […]

Common Cybersecurity Requirements of NYSDFS CRR 500 You May Be Overlooking

Common Cybersecurity Requirements of NYSDFS CRR 500 You May Be Overlooking May 20, 2022 Common Cybersecurity Requirements of NYSDFS CRR 500 You May Be Overlooking New York State Department of Financial Services made the 23 NYCRR Part 500 a cybersecurity regulation on March 1st, 2017. It applies to organizations and agencies in the financial service […]

May 2022 | Cyber Threats

May 2022 | Cyber Threats May 12, 2022 Cyber Awareness: Common Scams and Email Threats May 2022 There has been an upsurge of scamming and phishing threats, particularly in financially oriented service companies. We urge all clients to be vigilant when opening mail from unknown senders that contain links. The closer an attacker comes to stealing […]