Author Archives: David Lineman

Information Shield Enables SEC Cyber Compliance

April 13, 2022 – Information Shield today announced support for the new 2022 proposed SEC Cyber Risk requirements. Organizations can address the new security policy and record-keeping requirements in a single integrated solution. “The SEC has continued to refine the requirements for investment groups to protect information.” Said David Lineman, President of Information Shield. “This […]

Comply with new SEC Cybersecurity Risk Rules

In February 2022 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to enhance the cyber security requirements for registered investment advisers (including registered investment companies and investment funds). The proposed SEC cyber risk management rules would require advisers and funds to adopt and implement a program with written cybersecurity policies and procedures designed to address cybersecurity […]

How to Develop an IRS Data Security Plan

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently added a requirement for all tax preparers to develop a “Data Security Plan” to protect customer data. The IRS responded to growing threats against small businesses that handle sensitive customer information. Tax professionals can be ideal targets since electronic tax data contains lots of personal information that would be […]

Information Shield Enables Department of Labor Cyber Requirements

In April 2021 the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its first guidance to help retirement plan sponsors and administrators implement a sound cyber security program to protect personal data.   The Department of Labor estimates that over $9 trillion in assets are held in various retirement plans, making them prime targets for hackers.   The Employee […]

Information Shield Simplifies IRS Cyber Plan Compliance

New product helps Tax Preparers address IRS Cyber Security Plan requirements. Information Shield – a leading provider of cyber security compliance software – today announced the release of its latest time-saving compliance product. The new IRS Cyber Security Plan Template enables tax preparers quickly build a cyber security plan that addresses the latest IRS requirements. […]

New IRS Cyber Security Plan Template simplifies compliance

The IRS now requires that every tax preparer that files electronic returns must have a Cyber Security Plan in place.  For months our customers have asked us to provide a quality solution that (1) Addresses key IRS Cyber Security requirements and (2) is affordable for a small office.   Today we announced the release of our […]

Remember NYS-DFS? First Enforcement Action

First Enforcement Action Signals a Need for Cyber Review In March 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services passed their cyber law – Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies, 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500 (NYS-DFS 500).   The law imposed formal cyber security requirements for covered insurance entities and their vendors.  This law was groundbreaking at […]

New Cybersecurity Certification Validates Program Maturity

Information Shield program enables any organization to validate cybersecurity practices HOUSTON, January 10, 2020 – Information Shield today announced the release of the Information Shield™ Cyber Certification.   This new program dramatically reduces the time and cost of validating cybersecurity readiness to management and third parties across the information supply chain. “Cyber regulations and vendor due-diligence […]

Information Shield Simplifies US-CSF Compliance

Compliance platform update streamlines Tier 3 compliance with the US Cyber Security Framework Information Shield – a leading provider of cyber security compliance software – today announced a new Control Baseline for the US Cyber Security Framework (US-CSF).   This new template dramatically reduces the time and cost of building and validating an information security program [...]

Information Shield Simplifies NY DFS Cyber Law Compliance

New “IT Security Made Easy” platform automates key compliance requirements of new DFS cyber data protection law May 4, 2017 – Information Shield – a leading provider of IT security compliance software – announced support for the new NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) Cyber Law. Information Shield’s compliance software platform dramatically reduces the time and […]