Cybersecurity drills begin in NY

Just months after the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica incident, in which users’ personal data was used to help Donald Trump’s election campaign, New York officials are conducting cybersecurity drills to test the state’s election system for vulnerabilities.

About the cybersecurity drills

  • The drills simulate criminal hackers’ attempts to tamper with the election systems
  • Law enforcement, cybersecurity experts, and election officials will participate
  • The drills will help state officials improve election security and identify vulnerabilities

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York will not be a bystander as criminal hackers infiltrate its democracy.

Protect your organization from cyber criminals

New York is taking the necessary steps to prevent cyber crime, but no system or organization is immune to cyber attacks. Not only do companies risk heavy fines when they fail to comply with information security laws and regulations, such as the NYDFS Cybersecurity Requirements, HIPAA, FISMA, and the GDPR, but also data breaches can cause significant reputational and monetary damage.

Penetration testing can help secure your information

Just like the cybersecurity drills in New York, penetration testing is essentially a controlled form of hacking in which the ‘attackers’ operate on your behalf to find the sorts of weaknesses that criminals exploit. IT Governance provides two levels of penetration test to meet your budget and technical requirements.

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Information audits

Information audits will also help your organization strengthen its cybersecurity. They are a crucial part of a comprehensive information security management system (ISMS).

ISO 27001 is the international standard for a best-practice ISMS. Achieving ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that an organization has taken reasonable steps to protect its sensitive and confidential data.

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