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Protecting your business starts with protecting your sensitive data. TPx can help you create, and maintain a cybersecurity program aligned with FTC Safeguards requirements.

What is the FTC Safeguards Rule?

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), The Safeguards Rule requires institutions that engage in significant financial activities have measures in place to keep customer information secure. The new deadline for compliance is June 9, 2023

Who is Impacted by the FTC Safeguards Rule?

Any entities that engage in significant financial activities need to comply with the FTC Safeguards Rule. This requires non-banking financial institutions, such as mortgage brokers, financial advisors, and auto dealerships just to name a few.  Businesses with less than 5,000 customer records are exempt from certain requirements, but nonetheless still need to follow certain provisions of the rule.

View the FTC’s guidelines for more information on whether your organization falls under the FTC Safeguards Rule. 

Become Defensible With the FTC Safeguards Rule

Develop, implement, and maintain an information security program with administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect customer information. Your information security program must be written and it must be appropriate to the size and complexity of your business, the nature and scope of your activities, and the sensitivity of the information at issue.

To learn about the specific actions you must take, download our FTC Overview Infographic


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TPx can help create, maintain, and own your security program per the FTC Safeguards requirements. We have different solutions depending on the individual needs of each business.

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FTC Safeguards Rule FAQ

The Safeguards Rule requires any institutions engaged in significant financial activities to have  measures in place to keep customer information secure.

The Safeguards Rule requires all non-banking financial institutions to comply. However, the definition of “financial institution” can be confusing as it encompasses any businesses, regardless of size, that are “significantly engaged” in providing financial products or services. This includes, check-cashing businesses, payday lenders, mortgage brokers, nonbank lenders, personal property or real estate appraisers, professional tax preparers, and courier services. 

According to the Code of Federal Regulations, § 314.2(h), if your institution is engaged in significant financial activities, the FTC requirements apply to your business and compliance is required by June 9, 2023.

View the FTC’s guidelines for more information on whether your organization falls under the FTC Safeguards Rule. 

The Safeguards Rule requires companies to develop a written information security plan that describes their program to protect customer information. The plan must be appropriate to the company’s size and complexity, the nature and scope of its activities, and the sensitivity of the customer information it handles.

The Safeguards Rule requires companies to assess and address the risks to customer information in all areas of their operation, including three areas that are particularly important to information security: Employee Management and Training; Information Systems; and Detecting and Managing System Failures.

The new deadline is June 9, 2023.  After this deadline, companies can face hefty penalties for non-compliance.

Yes. TPx has affordable plans for companies of all sizes. We can work with you to customize the solution to fit your needs.