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The SEC’s OCIE Releases Their Observations From Examinations

On January 27, 2020 the Securities and Exchange Commission Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued examination observations related to cybersecurity and operational resiliency practices undertaken by market participants. We reviewed this alert and simplified it into major points that are easily digestible. The OCIE provided the following observations: Governance and Risk Management Senior leadership is

2020-12-31T18:43:45-05:00January 30th, 2020|Cyber, Regulatory, SEC|

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Know your 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”.

2020-07-13T12:54:52-04:00October 1st, 2019|Cyber|

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 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

2020-04-27T10:29:50-04:00July 30th, 2019|Cyber|

Is your email address the new social security number, and what does that mean?

Remember that time when you registered your first email address? For many of you it was probably with America Online (AOL), Echomail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc. How many of you are still using those accounts today? I venture to say probably a good number of you. I openly admit that I still use an account that

2020-04-27T10:35:22-04:00November 18th, 2018|Cyber|
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