Breakfast with Discussion on Cyber Security and NY DFS Rule 23 NYCRR 500

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Join us for breakfast with an informative discussion on Cyber Security and New York State Department of Finance Rule 23 NYCRR 500

This is the first event in the Ask Marcum Event Series. Each month we'll host an event on a new industry topic with a special guest speaker. So join us and meet some of your peers and Marcum Technology Staff.

With Cyber Security taking center stage, with news from Equifax, HBO, and other exploits, it's an excellent opportunity to hear from an industry expert about Cyber Security and New York State Department of Financial Services' new regulation (23 NYCRR 500) relating to Cyber Security.

On March 1, 2017, the New York State Department of Financial Services required all regulated institutions implement a Cyber Security program.

New York State Department of Financial Services states:

It is critical for all regulated institutions that have not yet done so to move swiftly and urgently to adopt a cybersecurity program and for all regulated entities to be subject to minimum standards with respect to their programs. The number of cyber events has been steadily increasing and estimates of potential risk to our financial services industry are stark. Adoption of the program outlined in these regulations is a priority for New York State.

Read more on Part 500 of Title 23 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.

This event will provide some great insight into Cyber Security in the enterprise and how New York State's Department of Finance new regulation relating to Cyber Security may impact you and what you can do to stay in compliance and how we can help.


Christopher Mellen
Director, IT Risk and Assurance Services - Marcum LLP

Christopher Mellen is a director in the IT Risk and Assurance Services practice of the Firm's Boston, Massachusetts, office. He is a former U.S. marine and White House cyber executive with top secret security clearance, having more than 20 years of public and private sector information technology experience.

Mr. Mellen has significant experience advising organizations on the alignment of IT strategy, information security and data protection in the government, financial services, natural resources, healthcare and technology sectors.

His background includes managing service organization controls, threat intelligence, insider threat, identity access management, mainframe security administration, active directory administration, vulnerability management, system hardening, and applied cryptography. He also has experience as a computer crimes specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), providing cybersecurity training both nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining Marcum in 2017, Mr. Mellen was senior vice president of strategic security initiatives at PNC Financial Services Group, where his primary focus was revamping the banks Identity and Access Management (IAM) program. Previously, he was a director of professional services at SAIC and served in lead technology roles at Accessdata Group, Guidance Software, and DDK Technology Group.

A highlight of his career was serving as director of the Information Risk Management Directorate for the Executive Office of the President (EOP) of the United States. While at the EOP, Mr. Mellen's responsibilities included managing Cybersecurity Operations, Information Assurance, and Records Management. He also was responsible for all electronic discovery and computer forensic investigative support.

Time and Location


    November 3, 2017


    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


    Marcum Technology
    750 Third Avenue
    11th Floor
    New York, NY 10017