Earlier this year, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) significantly increased the cybersecurity requirements for any financial services company doing business in the state. Given that New York City is the “Financial Capital of the World”, there are few organizations unaffected by the Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies regulation. Section 500.12, requires all covered entities to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) for any individual accessing the Covered Entity’s internal networks from an… Read more


What is the Heartbleed bug? On Monday April 7th, security researchers from Google and the Finnish company Codenomicon reported the so-called Heartbleed bug. Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL, a software library implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / Transport Layer Security (TLS) security protocol. SSL/TLS is widely used to protect communication via websites, e-mail, instant messaging, etc. It can be recognized by the prefix “https” or by a lock in the… Read more