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New York’s new SHIELD Act mandates that all organizations (including not-for-profits, state and local government) have defined data security safeguards in place by March 21, 2020.

With the New York’s Attorney General’s Office strengthening enforcement of data privacy and security, companies should review their data security programs to comply with the cybersecurity requirements specified in the newly enacted NY SHIELD Act. Any entity that possesses the private information of New Yorkers is required to implement a data security program that includes:

  • Administrative safeguards (including designation of a security program coordinator, employee training, service provider contracts requiring appropriate safeguards)
  • Technical safeguards (including risk assessments, prevention and response to attacks or system failures, and regular testing and monitoring of key systems)
  • Physical safeguards (including timely disposal of private information)

This free webinar explains the new requirements and provides practical advice on how to comply. For many companies this represents their first legal obligation to implement data security protections.

Presented by Patrick Burke, a recognized cybersecurity lawyer and former Deputy Superintendent at the New York State Department of Financial Services who oversaw its cybersecurity examination team, and Dr. Radu Sion, a Stony Brook University computer sciences professor and entrepreneur, the webinar is designed for:

  • Lawyers (CLE credit pending approval)
  • Corporate executives including compliance officers
  • Human resources and operations managers
  • IT executives and managers
  • State and local government (government entities are not excluded from the Act’s requirements)

Join the Center for Corporate Education for this free webinar to understand how to tackle these challenges for your organization and clients.



Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke
Data Technology & Cybersecurity
Phillips Nizer LLP

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Radu Sion

Dr. Radu Sion
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Sciences
Stony Brook University

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