National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Moving or already moved to the public cloud?

Cloud Security

So, you are thinking of moving to the public cloud, or have already made the move. While there are many benefits (we will not list them) to moving to the public cloud, proceed with caution. The biggest threat to cloud security does not come in the form of bots or zombie networks or hackers, it […]

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Know your Attack Surface

Cyber attack surface

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Our goal this month is to provide you meaningful information to help you make well-informed, conscious decisions about how you should be protecting yourself and company from cyber threats. To start this month off we felt it was important for everyone to become familiar with the term “attack surface”. […]

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Brokerage firm pays $1.5 million due to a cyber attack

Phillip Capital Inc. (“PCI”)., a Chicago-based brokerage firm was ordered to pay $1.5 million dollars due to a cyber attack. Per the CFTC, PCI allowed “cyber criminals to breach PCI email systems, access customer information, and successfully withdraw $1 million in PCI customer funds.” The order also finds that “PCI failed to disclose the cyber […]

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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? […]

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New York State SHIELD (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) ACT

New York State SHIELD (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security) will go into Effect March 21, 2020. This gives businesses a little less than nine months to become familiar with it and prepare for it entails. What is the SHIELD Act? The Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act redefines data security […]

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Update your web filters and block these sites

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Are you blocking websites today? If you are, they are most likely sites such as file sharing, public email, social media, and other non-business related websites.If you do not have a web filtering solution or have avoided blocking websites for the sake of keeping your employees happy, you should reconsider. Many of these sites, especially […]

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Cybersecurity Alert – OCIE – Safeguarding Customer Records and Information in Network Storage – Use of Third Party Security Features

Alert On May 23, 2019, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) issued the alert “Safeguarding Customer Records and Information in Network Storage – Use of Third Party Security Features”. In this alert the OCIE ‘identified security risks associated with the storage of electronic customer records and information by broker-dealers and investment advisers in […]

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External Vulnerability Assessments

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Are you in need of external vulnerability assessments to satisfy business or regulatory requirements? Or are you afraid you can not keep up with the latest known threats, and want a better handle on it? Elteni can help you meet any of those needs, and more, by providing you various external vulnerability assessment options. We […]

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Beyond the Grave virus, is it a hoax or a warning sign?

beyond the grave

Here’s why we think there is something interesting about the “Beyond the Grave Virus” supposedly affecting hedge funds. We were curious because there was some chatter about it being a hoax. While this can be (very) true, we think it was worth looking in to. Who knows, it may possibly be an early exploration expedition […]

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There is a difference between privacy and cyber(security).

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We see too often that the terms privacy and security (cybersecurity) are used interchangeably and felt it was important to help people understand that they are not the same thing. Yes, there is a relationship between the two, but again, they are not the same thing. If you ask a group of cybsecurity professionals whether […]

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