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601.951(2)(e) (e) If a licensee ceases to qualify for an exception under par. (a) to (d), the licensee shall have 180 days to comply with this subchapter.
601.951(3) (3) Agreements between parties. Nothing in this subchapter shall prevent or abrogate an agreement between a licensee and another licensee, a 3rd-party service provider, or another party to fulfill any of the requirements under s. 601.953 or 601.954.
601.951(4) (4) Private cause of action. This subchapter may not be construed to create or imply a private cause of action for violation of its provisions or to curtail a private cause of action that otherwise exists in the absence of this subchapter.
601.951(5) (5) Rules. The commissioner may promulgate rules that are necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter.
601.951 History History: 2021 a. 73.
601.952 601.952 Information security program.
601.952(1) (1)Implementation of program. No later than November 1, 2022, a licensee shall develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive written information security program based on the licensee's risk assessment under sub. (2) and consistent with the conditions of sub. (3) (a). The program shall contain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for the protection of the licensee's information systems and nonpublic information. The licensee shall design the program to do all of the following:
601.952(1)(a) (a) Protect against threats and hazards to the security and integrity of the information systems and nonpublic information.
601.952(1)(b) (b) Protect against unauthorized access to and use of nonpublic information and minimize the likelihood of harm to a consumer from the unauthorized access or use.
601.952(1)(c) (c) Establish and periodically reevaluate a schedule for retention and disposal of nonpublic information and establish a mechanism for the destruction of nonpublic information that is no longer needed.
601.952(2) (2) Risk assessment. The licensee shall conduct a risk assessment under which the licensee shall do all of the following:
601.952(2)(a) (a) Identify reasonably foreseeable internal and external threats that could result in unauthorized access to or transmission, disclosure, misuse, alteration, or destruction of nonpublic information, including nonpublic information that is accessible to or held by 3rd-party service providers of the licensee.
601.952(2)(b) (b) Assess the likelihood and potential damage of the threats identified under par. (a), taking into consideration the sensitivity of the nonpublic information.
601.952(2)(c) (c) Assess the sufficiency of policies, procedures, information systems, and other safeguards to manage the threats identified under par. (a) in each relevant area of the licensee's operations, including all of the following:
601.952(2)(c)1. 1. Employee training and management.
601.952(2)(c)2. 2. Information systems, including the classification, governance, processing, storage, transmission, and disposal of information.
601.952(2)(c)3. 3. Processes for detecting, preventing, and responding to attacks, intrusions, and other system failures.
601.952(3) (3) Risk management. Based on the risk assessment under sub. (2), the licensee shall do all of the following:
601.952(3)(a) (a) Design an information security program to mitigate the identified threats, commensurate with the size and complexity of the licensee, the nature and scope of the licensee's activities, including its use of 3rd-party service providers, and the sensitivity of the nonpublic information.
601.952(3)(b) (b) Implement the following security measures, as appropriate:
601.952(3)(b)1. 1. Place access controls on information systems.
601.952(3)(b)2. 2. Identify and manage the data, personnel, devices, systems, and facilities that enable the licensee to achieve its business purposes, taking into consideration the relative importance of the data, personnel, devices, systems, and facilities to the business objectives and risk strategy of the licensee.
601.952(3)(b)3. 3. Restrict physical access to nonpublic information to authorized individuals only.
601.952(3)(b)4. 4. Protect, by encryption or other means, nonpublic information being transmitted over an external network and nonpublic information stored on a portable computer or storage device or media.
601.952(3)(b)5. 5. Adopt secure development practices for applications that are developed in-house and utilized by the licensee.
601.952(3)(b)6. 6. Modify information systems in accordance with the licensee's information security program.
601.952(3)(b)7. 7. Utilize effective controls, which may include multifactor authentication procedures for employees accessing nonpublic information.
601.952(3)(b)8. 8. Implement regular testing and monitoring of systems and procedures to detect actual and attempted attacks on, or intrusions into, an information system.
601.952(3)(b)9. 9. Include audit trails within the information security program that are designed to detect and respond to cybersecurity events and to reconstruct material financial transactions sufficient to support the normal operations and obligations of the licensee.
601.952(3)(b)10. 10. Implement measures to protect against the destruction, loss, or damage of nonpublic information due to environmental hazards, natural and other disasters, and technological failures.
601.952(3)(b)11. 11. Develop, implement, and maintain practices for the secure disposal of nonpublic information in all formats.
601.952(3)(c) (c) Designate at least one employee, affiliate, or outside vendor as responsible for the information security program.
601.952(3)(d) (d) Stay informed regarding emerging threats and vulnerabilities and implement safeguards to manage the threats and vulnerabilities.
601.952(3)(e) (e) No less than annually, assess the effectiveness of security safeguards, including key controls, systems, and procedures.
601.952(3)(f) (f) Include cybersecurity risks in the licensee's enterprise risk management process.
601.952(3)(g) (g) Utilize reasonable security measures when sharing information, taking into consideration the character of the sharing and the type of information shared.
601.952(3)(h) (h) Provide personnel with cybersecurity awareness training that is updated as necessary.
601.952(4) (4) Program adjustments. The licensee shall monitor, evaluate, and adjust the information security program under sub. (1) consistent with changes in technology, the sensitivity of the nonpublic information, internal and external threats to nonpublic information, and changes to the licensee's business operations, outsourcing arrangements, and information systems. If a licensee identifies areas, systems, or processes that require material improvement, updating, or redesign, the licensee shall document the identification and remedial efforts to address the areas, systems, or processes. The licensee shall maintain the documentation for a period of at least 5 years starting from the date the documentation was created and shall produce the documentation upon demand of the commissioner.
601.952(5) (5) Incident response plan. As part of its information security program, a licensee shall develop an incident response plan to promptly respond to, and recover from, a cybersecurity event that compromises the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of nonpublic information, the licensee's information systems, or the continuing functionality of any aspect of the licensee's business or operations. The incident response plan shall be in writing and address all of the following:
601.952(5)(a) (a) The goals of the incident response plan.
601.952(5)(b) (b) The internal process for responding to a cybersecurity event.
601.952(5)(c) (c) The identification of clear roles, responsibilities, and levels of decision-making authority during and immediately following a cybersecurity event.
601.952(5)(d) (d) The external and internal communications and information sharing during and immediately following a cybersecurity event.
601.952(5)(e) (e) Requirements for the remediation of identified weaknesses in the information systems and associated controls.
601.952(5)(f) (f) The reporting and documentation of a cybersecurity event and related incident response activities.
601.952(5)(g) (g) The evaluation and revision of the incident response plan following a cybersecurity event.
601.952(6) (6) Oversight of 3rd-party service provider arrangements. If applicable, no later than November 1, 2023, a licensee shall exercise due diligence when selecting any 3rd-party service provider. The licensee shall make reasonable efforts to require a 3rd-party service provider to do all of the following:
601.952(6)(a) (a) Implement appropriate administrative, technical, and physical measures to protect and secure the information systems and nonpublic information that are accessible to or held by the 3rd-party service provider.
601.952(6)(b) (b) Report a cybersecurity event under s. 601.954.
601.952(7) (7) Oversight by board of directors. If a licensee has a board of directors, the board or an appropriate committee of the board shall, at a minimum, do all of the following:
601.952(7)(a) (a) Require the licensee's executive management to develop, implement, and maintain the information security program under sub. (1).
601.952(7)(b) (b) Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of the information security program.
601.952(7)(c) (c) Require the licensee's executive management to report, at least annually, all of the following information to the board:
601.952(7)(c)1. 1. The overall status of the information security program and the licensee's compliance with this subchapter.
601.952(7)(c)2. 2. Material matters relating to the information security program, including issues relating to risk assessment, risk management and control decisions, 3rd-party service provider arrangements, and security testing.
601.952(7)(c)3. 3. Recommendations for modifications to the information security program.
601.952(8) (8) Annual certification to commissioner. Beginning in 2023, a licensee who is domiciled in this state shall annually submit, no later than March 1, to the commissioner a written certification that the licensee is in compliance with the requirements of this section. The licensee shall maintain all records, schedules, and data supporting the certification for a period of at least 5 years and shall produce the records, schedules, and data upon demand of the commissioner.
601.952(9) (9) Exemptions.
601.952(9)(a)(a) This section does not apply to a licensee who meets any of the following criteria:
601.952(9)(a)1. 1. Has less than $10,000,000 in year-end total assets.
601.952(9)(a)2. 2. Has less than $5,000,000 in gross annual revenue.
601.952(9)(a)3. 3. Has fewer than 50 employees, including independent contractors, who work at least 30 hours a week for the licensee.
601.952(9)(b) (b) A licensee who ceases to qualify for the exemption under par. (a) shall comply with this section no later than 180 days after the date the licensee ceases to qualify.
601.952 History History: 2021 a. 73.
601.953 601.953 Investigation of cybersecurity event.
601.953(1) (1)If a licensee learns that a cybersecurity event involving the licensee's information systems or nonpublic information has or may have occurred, the licensee, or an outside vendor or service provider designated to act on behalf of the licensee, shall conduct a prompt investigation that, at a minimum, includes all of the following:
601.953(1)(a) (a) An assessment of the nature and scope of the cybersecurity event.
601.953(1)(b) (b) The identification of any nonpublic information that was or may have been involved in the cybersecurity event.
601.953(1)(c) (c) The performance of reasonable measures to restore the security of the licensee's information systems compromised in the cybersecurity event and prevent additional unauthorized acquisition, release, or use of nonpublic information.
601.953(2) (2)If a licensee knows that a cybersecurity event has or may have occurred in an information system maintained by a 3rd-party service provider, the licensee shall comply with sub. (1) or make reasonable efforts to confirm and document that the 3rd-party service provider has either complied with sub. (1) or failed to cooperate with the investigation under sub. (1).
601.953(3) (3)The licensee shall maintain records concerning a cybersecurity event for a period of at least 5 years starting from the date of the cybersecurity event and shall produce the records upon demand of the commissioner.
601.953 History History: 2021 a. 73.
601.954 601.954 Notification of a cybersecurity event.
601.954(1)(1)Notification to the commissioner.
601.954(1)(a) (a) A licensee shall notify the commissioner that a cybersecurity event involving nonpublic information has occurred if any of the following conditions is met:
601.954(1)(a)1. 1. The licensee is domiciled in this state and the cybersecurity event has a reasonable likelihood of materially harming a consumer or a material part of the normal operations of the licensee.
601.954(1)(a)2. 2. The cybersecurity event is any of the following and the licensee reasonably believes that the cybersecurity event involves the nonpublic information of at least 250 consumers:
601.954(1)(a)2.a. a. A cybersecurity event for which notice is required to be provided to a government body, self-regulatory agency, or other supervisory entity under state or federal law.
601.954(1)(a)2.b. b. A cybersecurity event that has a reasonable likelihood of materially harming a consumer or a material part of the normal operations of the licensee.
601.954(1)(b) (b) A licensee shall provide the notification under par. (a) in electronic form and as promptly as possible, but no later than 3 business days from the determination that the cybersecurity event occurred. In the notification, the licensee shall provide as much of the following information as possible:
601.954(1)(b)1. 1. The date and source of the cybersecurity event and the time period during which information systems were compromised by the cybersecurity event.
601.954(1)(b)2. 2. A description of how the cybersecurity event was discovered.
601.954(1)(b)3. 3. A description of how the nonpublic information was exposed, lost, stolen, or breached and an explanation of how the information has been, or is in the process of being, recovered.
601.954(1)(b)4. 4. A description of the specific data elements, including types of medical, financial, and personally identifiable information, that were acquired without authorization.
601.954(1)(b)5. 5. The number of consumers affected by the cybersecurity event.
601.954(1)(b)6. 6. A description of efforts to address the circumstances that allowed the cybersecurity event to occur.
601.954(1)(b)7. 7. The results of any internal review related to the cybersecurity event, including the identification of a lapse in automated controls or internal procedures.
601.954(1)(b)8. 8. Whether the licensee notified a government body, self-regulatory agency, or other supervisory entity of the cybersecurity event and, if applicable, the date the notification was provided.
601.954(1)(b)9. 9. A copy of the licensee's privacy policy and a statement outlining the steps the licensee will take, or has taken, to investigate and notify consumers affected by the cybersecurity event.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 86 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on November 19, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 19, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-19-21)