On July 31, 2017, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has launched a new online portal to securely transmit in real time all notifications required under New York’s first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulation. If you need assistance with registration or with any or all components of this cybersecurity framework, the Digital Edge team is available to meet your compliance needs!
“With DFS’s leading cybersecurity regulation, the DFS cyber portal will allow New York’s financial institutions to quickly, easily, and securely report cybersecurity events and file required certifications of compliance, ensuring that the necessary safeguards are in place to protect New York consumers and financial institutions as the threat of cyber-attacks continues to increase.” - Superintendent Maria Vullo, Department of Financial Services
Filings made through the DFS Web Portal are preferred to alternative filing mechanisms as the DFS Web Portal provides a paperless reporting tool to facilitate compliance with the DFS cybersecurity regulation. Learn more about the New only DFS Cybersecurity Reporting Portal here.
Let the Digital Edge Cyber Security Team ease the burden of implementing the robust NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation. Contact our Sales Team for your free assessment and align yourself with DFS compliance today
It is critical for all regulated institutions that have not yet done so to move swiftly and urgently to adopt a cybersecurity program and for all regulated entities to be subject to minimum standards with respect to their programs.
The law will produce large penalties if your company is found not in compliance and Digital Edge’s Solution is here to help avoid those hefty fines.
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On March 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) mandatory cybersecurity requirements for financial services entities became effective, with implementation to occur within 180 days (August 28, 2017). Let the Digital Edge Cybersecurity Team keep your business in compliance!
At a high level, the regulation requires that all covered entities:
It is critical for all regulated institutions that have not yet done so to move swiftly and urgently to adopt a cybersecurity program and for all regulated entities to be subject to minimum standards with respect to their programs. To learn more about this mandatory compliance regulations, please read our most recent whitepaper entitled “DFS Compliance – Mandatory Cybersecurity Regulations”
Digital Edge DFS Cybersecurity Solution
The Digital Edge Cybersecurity Team is well-versed in the DFS regulation. We are ready to help companies mitigate risk and ensure compliance with all aspects of the DFS regulation! Contact us today to further explore how our team can provide your business with an unparalleled cybersecurity solution, with our continued focus on Stability, Security, Efficiency and Compliance.
A brief message from the Digital Edge Security Team:
In an effort to help organizations to better assess candidates, their level of expertise and knowledge of relevant subjects, Digital Edge and Appcore Solutions (https://appcoresolutions.com/) have designed and built an IT Skills Assessment Platform.
This platform gives organizations the ability to create custom tailored online tests for each job opening. Additionally, this system also allows your organization to invite your candidates to take relevant tests and preview the results.
Currently, Digital Edge utilizes this system to pre-screen candidates before an initial face-to-face meeting. We invite you to take a test drive and share your opinion about the system, its concepts and features.
We invite you to take a test drive and share your opinion about the system, its concepts and features.
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Traffic analytical tools can cause unintentional sensitive information disclosure.
Most of precisely targeted attacks on IT infrastructures are originated from outside of security perimeters of the victimized organizations. However, the security openings allowing cyber attackers to breach security mechanisms overwhelmingly originated either with unintentional help of insiders or disclosure of sensitive information.
There is a great relief for the many companies which still use legacy systems that are no longer supported by the manufacturer, as the case with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 - Microsoft is including these operating systems in the updates to patch for the existing vulnerabilities exposed in this attack. For those customers who still have legacy systems, this is vital to protect their overall customer ecosystem.
Download English language security updates for:
To download localized versions for the security update for Windows XP, Windows 8 or Windows Server: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598
As per all news agencies and cyber security organizations, multiple countries are under a massive ransomware attack. The ransomware spreads through Europe but specialists are sure that it will eventually spill into US.
The Digital Edge Security Team is assessing the situation and will assist all the clients and any IT organization that require cyber security help.
We feel that the threat is serious as the infection has a “hunting” functionality that is used to infect other computers that the infected computer has access to through vulnerable Windows SMB Protocol. Microsoft Windows vulnerability called EternalBlue is used by NSA tools leaked to WikiLeaks earlier. The attack might be inspired by NSA weaponry or by NSA itself.
Simply put, if a user opens a malicious email or a website on a desktop that was not patched after March 14, 2017, there is a big chance that the user’s computer will be infected and the virus will spread inside of the organization.
More and more, security organizations report cyber security vulnerabilities in devices that are not exactly computers. Those devices may include routers, video cameras, and other “internet of things” gadgets.
It is critically important to know that your home devices with access to the internet are secured. Some of these weaknesses could be related to well-known default user ID and password combinations or whereas, some devices do not even have patching capabilities making people permanently vulnerable.
Digital Edge is monitoring known vulnerabilities in consumer devices and notifying our friends and colleagues about such cases.
Click here to see recent vulnerable devices.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a new web site – a single point to report Identity Theft - https://identitytheft.gov/
In many cases, reports from this site will be accepted as an official police report.
Please see how Digital Edge’s Log Management Service can be utilized as an SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) Dashboard.