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Don't Forget This Data Security Risk
In a recent SEC enforcement action, a registered representative was suspended for 6 months and fined $75,000 for, among other things, forwarding confidential client information from his personal email...
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3 Mar 2016
Why System Passwords Are Not As Easy As 123
As we all know, cybersecurity remains a top priority for the SEC and FINRA. Unfortunately, a recent Investment News article would suggest that firms do not take it as seriously, or, at least, firm employees do not.
United States
2 Feb 2016
Cybersecurity Focus For The New Year
As the New Year dawns, financial firms should only expect greater and more sophisticated attacks. After all, not only do you house personal identifying information, you also have access to client funds.
United States
30 Dec 2015
Cybersecurity And Regulatory Enforcement; What Are You Doing
No one likes being a victim, let alone being a victim twice. But that is what you may face if you have a data breach.
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11 Nov 2015
What You Need To Know About The SEC Cybersecurity Exam Priority
In a recent risk alert, the SEC announced that it was instituting a second exam priority focused on cybersecurity at broker-dealers and registered investment advisors.
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21 Sep 2015
How Can A Phone Call Save Your Career
A 17-year veteran advisor recently agreed to a lifetime ban for falsifying the signatures of a client on 10 documents transferring money out of the client's accounts over a period of two months.
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23 Jul 2015
Who Wants To Know Some Pre And Post Data Breach Considerations
In a recent blog by Chris Pogue (a digital forensic expert), he highlighted a handful of considerations for firms both pre and post data breach.
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22 Jul 2015
Who Wants More Cyber-Security Guidance
In a recent article written by Bill Winterberg in the Journal of Financial Planning he highlighted a number of pitfalls that advisors commonly fall into that expose sensitive client data and information to hackers and phishers.
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14 Jul 2015
Do You Really Need A Reason Why Not To Provide Your Client With A Personal Email Address
Not too long ago, I tried a case that had, among other issues, the improper use of the advisor's personal email account.
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9 Jul 2015
You Just Suffered A Cyberattack, Now What
A recent Investment News article highlighted the pervasive problem associated with cyberattacks and offered some guidance in the event of an attack.
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10 Jun 2015
What Does The "E" In Email Mean Redux
I recently blogged about the meaning of the "E" in email. For a further discussion of the dangers associated with email, you can listen to this podcast.
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15 May 2015
So What Does The SEC Think About Cybersecurity
At the end of last month, the SEC provided a guidance update on cybersecurity for registered investment companies and registered investment advisors.
United States
5 May 2015
So Who Wants To Give A Vendor Access To Your IT Systems
At one time or another, member firms will likely need the services of an outside vendor.
United States
14 Apr 2015
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