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2021 SEC OCIE Cybersecurity Exam Priorities

Yesterday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released its 2021 exam priorities. In the letter the SEC highlighted that their focus remains the same from prior years with a slight shift in priorities and adjustment of focus. The SEC stated that they will review whether firms have

OCIE issues a new alert: “Credential Stuffing”

Yesterday The Office and Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued an alert about safeguarding client accounts against credential compromise that highlighted the issue of "credential stuffing attacks". Credential stuffing is a type of cyber attack where many compromised user credentials are tried against systems to gain unauthorized access, using automated means. Over the past few

2020-12-31T18:42:56-05:00September 16th, 2020|BEC, Business Email Compromise, Cyber, Hackers, Hedge Fund, OCIE, Password, Phishing, Private Equity, RIA, SEC|

OCIE issues a new Cybersecurity: Ransomware Alert

Today the OCIE issued a Ransomware Alert, highlighting an uptick in sophisticated social engineering and other cyber campaigns, designed to infiltrate the networks of financial institutions to access sensitive information and/or to deploy ransomware. As a reminder, ransomware actors typically demand monetary payment for the return of data. We can spend time regurgitating what was

Have you considered the work from home risks?

Have you made the decision to allow employees to work from home or are you still contemplating the idea? If work from home is or will be the preferred method for the unforeseeable future, there are some things you should do to maintain your compliance and security posture. Here are some risks you should be

Phishing attack evades detection

Inform your HR departments, internal recruiting teams, and hiring managers to be on the lookout for emails that come from someone submitting a resume for an open position in your firm. Why? There has been a significant increase in the use of this type of email attack to deliver malware. What makes these emails different?

2020-07-13T12:54:59-04:00August 30th, 2019|Cyber, Malware, Phishing|

“New” phishing campaigns – leveraging scare tactics (Ransomware 3.0)

We got an email today that we thought was very interesting. Most of the email phishing campaigns that we've seen thus far, and the most common ones our clients typically get fall into two buckets: click a link or open an attachment. We all know how effective some of these campaigns are. Lots of people

2020-04-27T10:35:19-04:00February 6th, 2019|Cyber, Phishing|
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