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Simplify Compliance with NYS-DFS Cyber Law

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYS-DFS) recently updated the model cyber security law (23 NYCRR 500) that requires financial institutions to build, update and validate a robust cyber security program. In [...]

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Security Policies, Standards and Procedures: What’s the Difference?

One of the key challenges to developing effective information security policies is agreeing on a proper nomenclature.   Even before writing the first line of a security policy, many organizations get dragged into lengthy [...]

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Simplify Compliance with EPA Cyber Security Requirements

Understand the key cyber security requirements of the new EPA Cyber Rule for water and see how to effectively build and maintain and written information security program to maintain compliance. What are the [...]

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3 Ways to Validate your Cyber Security Program

If you are handling sensitive data in your business, sooner or later you will be asked to “validate” your cyber security program. This can happen for several reasons. A large customer or prospect [...]

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New Certification Validates Cyber Security Program Readiness

The Information Shield Cyber Certification enables any business to effectively demonstrate cyber security readiness to third parties Information Shield today announced the release of the Information Shield Cyber Certification ™. This new program dramatically simplifies [...]

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8 Rules for Passing Cyber Vendor Assessments

We often speak to businesses struggling to pass a cyber security assessment from one of their key clients. The business has received a huge spreadsheet with 100+ cyber security questions, many of which [...]

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Simplify Compliance with NADA FTC Safeguards Rule

Understand the key requirements of the FTC Safeguards Rule as it applies auto-dealerships and see how to effectively build and maintain and written information security program to maintain compliance. What are the NADA [...]

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Compliance with NIS 2 Directive Cyber Security

NIS2 Directive What is the NIS 2 Directive? The NIS 2 Cyber Directive is move by the EU to set a new standard for cyber security across the member states. The EU Parliament [...]

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Simplify NAIC Data Security Law Compliance

What is the NAIC Data Security Model Law? The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Data Security Model Law (Model Law) requires insurers and other entities licensed by state insurance departments to develop, [...]

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Key Elements of Information Security Policies

What is an information security policy? An Information Security Policy is a formal document that defines controls within your information security program. An information security policy is a high-level business rule that must [...]

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Simplify Compliance with FTC Safeguards Rule

Understand the key requirements of the FTC Safeguards Rule and how to effectively build and maintain and written information security program to maintain compliance. What is the FTC Safeguards Rule? The Federal Trade [...]

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The ISO 27002:2022 Update – What Happened?

In March 2022 the International Standards Institute (ISO) made an official update to the cyber security standard ISO/IEC 27002. The last update was in 2013, so nine years have passed. This is significant [...]

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The IRS Data Security Plan: FAQ

Any IRS provider can develop a Data Security Plan using a quality Template.

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.  The Department of Labor estimates that over [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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