The Best Ways to Fight Banking Trojans

Banking Trojans are back, and they're nasty. Click on the wrong email, and hackers drain your firm's operating accounts. Incredibly, many of these attacks even defeat your bank's two-factor authentication. Here's a great article that explains how banking trojans bypass two-factor authentication. So what should every business do to protect yourself against banking trojans? The [...]

By |2020-01-02T03:05:04+00:00November 30th, 2019|Cybersecurity, SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Phishing

As our work moves online and becomes more digital, our risks are changing. In recognition of this fact, registered investment advisors must take cybersecurity seriously. The SEC cybersecurity guidance lays out clear directions for taking cybersecurity risks seriously. And one of the biggest threats to your firm today is phishing. The SEC Cybersecurity Guidance seems [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:56:27+00:00November 19th, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Mobile Device Management

Protecting Your Business’ Most Sensitive Mobile Data Gone are the days of the rotary phone.  Data is immensely portable.  As we — individuals, consumers, corporate employees, investment advisors and financial investors — continue to rely on our mobile devices for everything, the level and amount of sensitive data that is stored on our mobile [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:57:44+00:00November 5th, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Client Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals are quite nimble in outsmarting protection measures. This makes it essential to be proactive and stay one step ahead of bad actors. The SEC Cybersecurity Guidance provides a lot of information about security and compliance. But it doesn’t specify what steps firms should take to teach their clients how to be safe online from cyber threats. [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:55:14+00:00November 4th, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning (Pt. 2)

Welcome back to SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning.  The first steps (found here in Part 1) are: List your Specific Needs, and Discuss and Document... and here, in Part 2, we talk, and plan, and test. Disclaimer: we are STILL not lawyers.  We are cybersecurity practitioners who work with a lot of registered [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:58:08+00:00November 3rd, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments

SEC Cybersecurity Guidance: Business Continuity Planning (Pt.1)

If you’ve come to this site, you’re probably doing some research about SEC Cybersecurity Guidance. As part of the OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative, #6 in the SEC cybersecurity guidance clearly states that business continuity planning is a priority. Here’s what the SEC Cybersecurity Guidance says: “Please provide a copy of the Firm’s written business continuity [...]

By |2020-01-02T02:58:27+00:00November 1st, 2019|SEC Cybersecurity Guidance|0 Comments