Cybersecurity Awareness Training
ELANY EXTENDS ITS CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING COMPLIANCE OFFER
Since 2017, ELANY has fully funded cybersecurity awareness training for active members. The training is intended to help New York-licensed excess line brokers comply with the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) cybersecurity regulation, as well as provide brokers with a vital “good practices” tool for protecting clients and the brokers’ firms. ELANY is extending its offer through December 31, 2020. We are providing this benefit to qualifying members at ELANY’s expense. Licensed brokers that have filed an insurance policy or endorsement for stamping with ELANY since January 1, 2018 are eligible to have up to 417 employees trained at no cost to the broker. Of course, any actively-licensed member that has filed insurance policy documents with us since January 1, 2017 may still enroll or renew its subscription through the end of 2019 (and doing so will entitle the member to a free 2020 renewal assuming they qualify at that time).
New York-licensed firms that have not filed a limited exemption with the DFS must “provide regular cybersecurity awareness training for all personnel that is updated to reflect risks identified by the Covered Entity in its Risk Assessment.” ELANY recognizes that training must reflect each firm’s Risk Assessment. Therefore, any firm whose Risk Assessment requires training that is unavailable in our standard offer will be upgraded to a more extensive selection of materials if doing so will allow that firm to fulfill its training obligations under the regulation.
We strongly advise all members, including exempt members, to take advantage of this offer because cybersecurity training is a vital component of protecting your firm and clients. Depending on a firm’s choice of courses, training will take each employee 45 minutes and can be done at an individual’s leisure from any computer, anytime and anywhere. Companies will be able to track each employee’s progress.
Training will be provided by KnowBe4, a cybersecurity awareness training provider. We urge members to have all of their personnel trained, regardless of licensing status or job function. To enroll, please fully complete the below enrollment form and submit.