Simply working in chronological order based on compliance dates may not be the best way to start.
Only some requirements must be complied with for the initial February 15, 2018 certification.
It's possible to obtain exemption from some of the regulation’s requirements.
Several years of preparation became reality when the New York Department of Financial Services introduced its first-in-the nation cybersecurity regulation in 2017 covering agents and brokers among other financial services providers and professionals.
By February 15, 2018, every New York licensee must certify compliance with the state's cybersecurity regulations.