New Framework: NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation

Published May 21, 2024
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Evan Pappas

ControlMap now supports the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation, enabling MSPs to tailor cybersecurity programs for clients operating under the New York State Department of Financial Services jurisdiction.

What is the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation?

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Regulation, known as 23 NYCRR 500, is a cybersecurity framework for financial institutions operating under NYDFS jurisdiction. 

Established in March 2017, NYDFS mandates stringent security standards, requiring financial institutions to maintain secure data systems and reduce vulnerabilities. It covers organizations such as banks, insurance companies, credit unions, and their third-party service providers. To be compliant, institutions operating under NYDFS jurisdiction must ensure their cybersecurity practices align with the regulation’s standards.

The benefits of the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation?

While the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation is a requirement for financial institutions, it does provide further tangible benefits to these organizations. Implementing the framework leads to:

  1. Enhanced security – The regulation’s comprehensive policy requirements strengthen an institution’s cybersecurity posture, reducing the risk of breaches through rigorous protocols and controls.
  2. Improved Risk Management – Regular risk assessments enable proactive risk identification and mitigation
  3. Third-party Risk Reduction – By extending the requirements to third-party providers, the regulation ensures that supply chain risks are identified, managed, and mitigated effectively.

Implementing the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation helps financial institutions achieve stronger security and compliance, empowering them to manage risks while building trust with clients.

Ready to get started?

It’s time for your clients under NYDFS jurisdiction to have peace of mind that they are compliant with all regulations. Login to ControlMap to get started on NYDFS now. For more information or to learn about jumpstarting your own vCISO services with NYDFS, join a demo.