What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

What is the “NIST Act to Benefit Small Business”?

The “NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act” S.770 was signed this month.  What is it, and how can it benefit you or your small business clients? The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) initially developed a set of cybersecurity...
Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Canada has a new cybersecurity strategy – does it impact you?

Do you do business with companies in Canada?  A recent government survey showed that although 94% of Canadian business collect personal data from their customers, they still have a long way to go to in protecting it, with three quarters of the business executives and...
New Cybersecurity Guidance coming in 2018 via NIST CSF version 1.1

New Cybersecurity Guidance coming in 2018 via NIST CSF version 1.1

It’s been several years since the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cyber Security Framework 1.0 (NIST CSF) was released, and version 1.1 refines and clarifies key areas, including: 1) The correlation of business results to cybersecurity...
NIST Cybersecurity Framework FAQs

NIST Cybersecurity Framework FAQs

Organizations that don’t fall under a specific compliance based on their business sector, type(s) of data they maintain, or State can use the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cyber Security Framework or NIST CSF to build a comprehensive security...
Upcoming compliance deadlines

Upcoming compliance deadlines

Several compliances that we work with have deadlines coming up.  Here’s a quick list with links to more detailed information: 23 NYCRR 500 – The New York State Department of Financial Services regulation became effective March 31st, 2017 and applies to...
New Cybersecurity Guidance via NIST

New Cybersecurity Guidance via NIST

NIST 8170 aims to provide a path to incorporate cybersecurity framework into existing security As the widespread outbreak of the wannacry ransomware showed, basic cybersecurity practices are not being followed by organizations large and small. The National Institute...