ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 6, 2017: A man in a balaclava mask sitting at a laptop computer, with computer code in the background. Sergei Konkov/TASS (Photo by Sergei Konkov\TASS via Getty Images)


The state will soon have new rules intended to protect bank and insurance customers from hacking. 

Gov. Cuomo's office says new regulations will take effect March 1st that require financial institutions to create and maintain cybersecurity programs to prevent illegal access to sensitive personal information. 

Many banks already have them, but the new regulation would make them mandatory.

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