FTC Safeguards Rule Updates Signal New Security Changes

FTC Safeguards Rule Updates Signal New Security Changes

The Updated FTC Safeguards Rule Signals New Cybersecurity Changes

On October 27, 2021 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced changes to the FTC Safeguards Rule in order to protect consumer data. The new cybersecurity rules were published on December 9, 2021 and will require compliance by December 9, 2022.

Does the FTC Safeguards Rule affect you?

If you are not sure what the new security requirements are or if they affect your business or organization, don’t worry – we put together a webinar to help answer those questions. Watch Cisco Duo CISO Advisor, Wolfgang Goerlich and Duo Product Marketing Manager, Desdemona Bandini as they discuss the implications of the ruling, how it will affect businesses and what you need to do to stay compliant.

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The definition of financial institutions includes non-financial institutions.

The important thing to note is the new and expanded rules have updated security requirements for financial and non-financial institutions that do transactions that use personal consumer data. These institutions must take steps to secure that data. This includes those companies taking measures to ensure their affiliates and service providers also safeguard consumer data in their care. Some of the new required security measures include:

Designate a qualified individual to oversee information security

Designate a qualified individual responsible for overseeing and implementing your information security program and enforcing your information security program (for purposes of this part, “Qualified Individual”). The Qualified Individual may be employed by you, an affiliate, or a service provider.

Conduct written expanded risk assessments

Base your information security program on a risk assessment that identifies reasonably foreseeable internal and external risks to the security, confidentiality, and integrity of customer information that could result in the unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration, destruction, or other compromise of such information, and assesses the sufficiency of any safeguards in place to control these risks.

Includes encryption and Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now a mandatory requirement (regardless of company size) by December of 2022.

This means that, in addition to a username and password, users with access to consumer data will need another factor, such as a token, biometric, or application that can verify the user’s identity.

While these changes can seem confusing to navigate and intimidating to implement, BizCare has extensive experience partnering with industries who have complex security requirements, including healthcare, education, and, of course, finance. BizCare’s Unified MFA solution can quickly and efficiently ensure your company’s compliance while also protecting your customer data.

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