"Increasing the intensity of the most important thing we do, which is bank examinations, could help prevent a large, systemic, Armageddon-like attack," FT quoted Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky as saying.
According to the publication, measures on the financial regulator's agenda include cybersecurity insurance, login security and supervision over third-party providers. "This is not an us versus them issue. This is an issue where we are all going to sink or swim together," Lawsky added.
The newspaper went on to add that all New York state banks will be asked to provide further details pertaining to cybersecurity, including a survey of 96 questions and their information security officer CVs.
A DFS survey published in May found that most financial institutions inside New York were subject to cyberattacks at least once over the past three years. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies,some 3,000 company databases or websites in the United States were hacked in 2013.