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”.
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