New York State DFS

Compliance Quiz

Take this short quiz to find out your levels of compliance for the New York State Department of Financial Services NYCRR 500 standards.

Compliance Check

NYCRR 500 standards are different from organization to organization, learn how you need to be compliant.


Levels of exemption are clear cut but need a detailed eye to ensure organizations are meeting standards.

Department of Financial Services


NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation (NYCRR 500) was released in early 2017 with a full compliance date in 2019. The regulation contained 4 distinct phases giving organizations time to adopt and implement policies, procedures, and controls that meet the standards of the new law.

The objective of the new law was to combat the increase of cyber attacks and ever-growing threats to financial institutions that operate in New York State.
Now that all four phases have been completed it is important to make sure that organizations understand fully how they will be held compliant.

Entities that must comply with the New York State Department of Financial Services NYCRR 500 standard are required to enforce and cyber security plan. This cyber security plan must adhere to the conditions set forth by the NYCRR 500 standards or utilize a plan maintained by an affiliated entity that meets the criteria of NYCRR 500. Covered entities must have an annual compliance audit formally submitted to NYDFS by the published deadline.

NYCRR 500 Quiz

Complete our quiz below to quickly
learn your status

CyNtell Compliance Audits

What can be included with CyNtell’s compliance audit services?

Risk Assessment

Conducted through interviews and questionnaires to cover both electronic and physical environments.

Gap Analysis

Reviews policies, procedures, hardward/software controls for compliance with targeted standard.

Impact Assessment

Determines operational priorities and technological dependencies.

Customer Service

Our team is available to answer any questions and help you understand NYCRR 500 and other compliance standards.