New York's Cybersecurity Law: A Deep Dive into Its Strengths and Shortcomings
New York's financial sector is now governed by the Second Amendment to 23 NYCRR 500, a set of cybersecurity regulations. While the amendment introduces robust technical and procedural requirements, it notably overlooks the human element of cybersecurity. Behavioral science principles, such as cognitive load theory and spaced learning, emphasize the need for digestible, continuous training. Over 90% of breaches start with human error, yet regulations like this one sideline the human element. For cybersecurity measures to be truly effective, continuous security awareness training must be prioritized, ensuring that every individual is empowered with the knowledge and skills to combat cyber threats.