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LYNBROOK, NY June 14, 2017 — Global Facilities announced today a strategic partnership with The SMLR Group, a leading provider of cybersecurity and governance solutions for the insurance industry.

“When New York State Department of Financial Services announced the first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulation to protect New York’s financial services industry and consumers from the ever-growing threat of cyber-attacks, it changed the regulations dramatically for all insurance brokers licensed in NY State, regardless where they are domiciled,” said Bob Shapiro, President of Global Facilities. “The new regulation (Title 23 NYCRR Part 500) requires all financial services institutions regulated by the Department of Financial Services to establish and maintain a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers’ private data and ensure the safety and soundness of New York’s financial services industry”, said Alan Heyman, CEO of the SMLR Group.

“The SMLR cybersecurity team is well-versed in all phases of the DFS regulation. We are ready to help companies – both mitigate risk and ensure compliance with all aspects of the DFS regulation” said Roy Hogsed, EVP of The SMLR Group.

“With the partnership of SMLR, Global Facilities is well positioned for the future in the insurance industry by developing a proven strategy and strong resources in the burgeoning Cyber Security industry,” said Craig Shapiro, VP of Global Facilities. “Guided by our long-standing mission of customer success, we are focused on executing flawlessly and delivering innovative and affordable solutions to our national clients in the commercial insurance markets.”, said Bob Shapiro.

Global Facilities is a wholesaler of licensed insurance products and is a surplus lines agent and a correspondent of Lloyds of London in the commercial insurance industry, located on Long Island NY, operating in 12 states across the country, having been in the commercial insurance industry for more than 40 years.

The SMLR Group is a full-service cyber security/risk assessment-consulting firm, based in New York. It specializes in: Privacy Audits, Standardized Vendor Compliance Audits (SVCA), Privacy Policies, Written Information Security Plans, and Data Breach Defensible Response Consultation. SMLR combines more than 7 years of compliance expertise with a holistic approach toward solving an organization’s specific security needs.

“Our operational mantra and guiding operational principle is that Cybersecurity is not an IT problem, it’s a compliance solution,” said Alan Heyman, CEO of SMLR Group, Inc.

 

For sales inquiries, please contact:

Craig Shapiro, VP Global Facilities Tel: (516)-599-3800 ext. 2002 e-mail: globalfc@optonline.net www.globalfc.com
Alan Heyman, CEO, SMLR Group (914) 455-0600 ext. 101 e-mail: aheyman@smlrgroup.com

GLOBAL FACILITIES

Global Facilities is a wholesaler of licensed insurance products and is a surplus lines agent and a correspondent of Lloyds of London in the commercial insurance industry, located on Long Island NY, operating in 12 states across the country, having been in the commercial insurance industry for more than 40 years.


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