Latest cybersecurity

UPDATE: 2016 EDGAR Hacking Case - SEC Brings Charges

Even powerful entities like the U.S. government’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and major news agencies are not impervious to cyberattacks, despite the significant resources they dedicate to defending the valuable information they are responsible for.

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Latest cybersecurity

Data Leak at the Oklahoma Securities Commission: The Importance of Information Security

Almost every organization that is responsible for storing sensitive data, including private-sector corporations, investment firms, and government agencies, understands that effective cybersecurity plays an important role in shielding individuals’ personally identifiable information (“PII”) from...

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Updating Your Cybersecurity Policy: NFA Releases Interpretive Notice 9070

February 19, 2019

Our ever-increasing reliance on electronic devices and information technology to do business, combined with the constantly evolving methods used to electronically attack our firms and our clients, has elevated information security (cybersecurity) into a position of great importance.

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FINRA Releases Report on Effective Industry Cybersecurity Practices

February 12, 2019

Cybersecurity is regularly identified as one of the top concerns facing the financial industry as a whole.

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The Red Flags Rule: SEC Charges Voya Financial Advisors Inc. With Deficient Cybersecurity Procedures

November 12, 2018

In the first case of its kind, charges have been filed against a firm for failure to meet the standards of identity theft the Red Flags Rule, which sets standards for the protection of customers against identity theft.

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Cybersecurity Risks: OCIE and SEC Enforcement Division Focus Continues

October 09, 2018

Cybersecurity is becoming a greater priority each year for investment firms. Not only is the risk of attack increasing from a growing number sources, but the level of potential damage to individual firms and the overall market also increases with each passing year.

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SEC Issues Risk Alert on Cybersecurity in Light of “WannaCry” Ransomware Attack

May 18, 2017

On May 17, 2017, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released a Risk Alert discussing the recent ransomware cyberattack and providing two important protection steps firms should take.  In addition, the Risk Alert outlined that OCIE had observed certain “security...

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Cyber Liability Insurance

January 28, 2016

 

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Cybersecurity - Email Security Steps

January 20, 2016

 In today’s world, emails are the main avenue of communication, both for personal and business purposes. However, accompanying that is the fact that email hacking has become more commonplace and hackers continue to find sophisticated ways to obtain illegal access.

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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests

January 14, 2016

 Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing enter the realm of information security (IS) professionals. It is important to note that information security is a sub-specialty of information technology and most “IT guys” are not trained in information security. Therefore, it’s important to have...

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