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Robert Bornträger, SIX Global IT

SIX leverages IBM Watson for cognitive Security Operations Centre

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 12:59

IBM Security and SIX, the operator of the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector, are planning to leverage IBM Watson for Cyber Security in a new cognitive Security Operations Centre (SOC). »

Phishing hook

Cyber safety best practices: How to avoid phishing scams 

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:36

Social engineering schemes continue to grow in their sophistication, and phishing campaigns, in particular, are causing concern as they make their way to employee inboxes. These fraudulent email campaigns appear legitimate and take advantage of employees who are often too busy or simply unprepared to identify a scam (disclaimer: phishing is not specific to email; scams occur via phone & other communication methods also).  »

Lou Maiuri, State Street

The ‘three Is of data’ financial firms need to address

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:34

State Street Corporation has identified three elements leaders in financial services will need in order to excel in the new digital era, which it calls the “three Is of data” – integration, integrity and intelligence. »

Financial services businesses see high levels of fraud and risk incidents in 2016

Financial services businesses see high levels of fraud and risk incidents in 2016

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:49

Fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the “new normal” for financial services companies across the world, according to the executives surveyed in the 2016/17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report. »

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 19:05

Increased protection against growing cybersecurity threats will be a top driver impact private equity firms’ IT spend in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Eze Castle Integration. »

Richard Hudson, Cordium

Cordium appoints VP of cybersecurity and data protection services

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 14:56

Cordium, a provider of governance, risk and compliance services to financial and professional services firms, has appointed Richard Hudson as vice president of its cybersecurity and data protection consulting services. »

Chris Grandi, Abacus

AbacusFLEX Private Cloud conforms to UK cyber security guidelines

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 08:31

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted cloud IT solutions for alternative investment funds, has welcomed the launch of the UK’s new National CyberSecurity Strategy, which includes stepped up efforts to combat data breaches, identify theft, fraud and money laundering in the financial services sector. »

Michael Leibrock, DTCC

Cyber risk and geopolitical threat top financial industry concerns, says DTCC survey

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 08:54

Broad geopolitical risks, including the outcome of the US presidential election and Britain’s exit from the EU, are among top risks facing the global financial system, according to a survey by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Anand Mohabir, ACA Aponix

ACA Aponix - Best North American Cybersecurity Firm

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:31

ACA Aponix, a division of ACA Compliance Group, provides financial services firms with a 360-degree, independent approach to technology risk and governance. Conducting a comprehensive risk assessment helps fund mangers to identify potential gaps and vulnerabilities, which the ACA Aponix team works through with each client to mitigate these risks.  »

IPC taps Post-Quantum to boost security solutions for Connexus Cloud community

IPC taps Post-Quantum to boost security solutions for Connexus Cloud community

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 06:39

IPC, a provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, tis collaborating with UK-based cybersecurity firm Post-Quantum to integrate biometric, encryption and blockchain technologies as a service via IPC's Connexus Cloud ecosystem. »

Eze Castle Integration expands cybersecurity offering for investment firms

Eze Castle Integration expands cybersecurity offering for investment firms

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 09:53

Eze Castle Integration has expanded its cybersecurity consulting services for investment firms and will now offer vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and third-party due diligence audits to all firms across the investment industry. »

Vladimir Rabotka

Cybersecurity a top priority

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 23:02

By Vladimir Rabotka (pictured), Castle Hall Alternatives - Cybersecurity has rapidly become one of the most discussed issues in the alternative asset management industry. Regulators have provided multiple warnings around the need for investment managers to protect their businesses from cybersecurity risks. In response, both industry groups and tech consultants have published advice to help asset managers implement cybersecurity protections. »

Warren Finkel

How to recover from a ransomware attack

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:55

Companies across all sectors are increasingly dealing with ransomware attacks as cyber criminals attempt to extort money by encrypting files and effectively holding data hostage. There are endless versions of ransomware but some of the more well known include: CryptoLocker; CryptoWall; TeslaCrypt, and CTB-Locker.  »

Aneeka Gupta

Cybersecurity innovation is alive and kicking

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:50

Emerging technology has a tendency to go through a ‘hype cycle' when investor optimism leads to runaway valuations. The classic reference point is the bubble at the turn of the century, when tech stocks saw their price to earnings ratios spike above 60 times earnings.  »

Rahul Bhushan

Low cost, liquid exposure to cybersecurity sector

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:45

When ETF Securities launched the ETFS ISE Cyber Security GO UCITS ETF (`ISPY') in September 2015 it was the first ever cybersecurity ETF in Europe. It was also the latest example of ETF Securities' commitment to delivering innovative products. ISPY is a smart beta ETF that tracks the ISE Cyber Security UCITS Index Total Net Return using a rules-based methodology developed by ISE ETF Ventures in partnership with ETF Securities.  »

Marcus Lewis

The implications of data protection regulation under Brexit

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:41

The impending introduction of General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') in 2018 is going to affect all organisations in terms of how they protect data. Marcus Lewis (pictured), Director, Technical Sales at Capital Support, a leading managed IT services provider, believes that within the funds industry, irrespective of whether it is UK law, EU Law or US law, "managers will comply, but of more concern to them is how they can demonstrate to their investors that their data is secure. »

Mark Coriaty

The threat within: Mitigating insider risk

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:37

Mitigating insider risk is one of the biggest challenges that organisations face when it comes to remaining cyber secure. »

George Ralph

Protecting data through an audited cyber assessment

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:32

RFA (Richard Fleischman & Associates) is a leading technology and financial private cloud provider for the asset management industry supporting more than 500 global private equity, hedge fund, fund-of-fund and investment management firms.  »

James WIllims

Cybersecurity strategies for investors and managers

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 22:26

Whilst the cybersecurity narrative typically tends to focus on how asset managers are putting steps in place to improve their cyber preparedness, of equal importance is how investors can assess managers objectively as part of their due diligence process.  »

Dean Hill

For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:38

By Dean Hill, Executive Director, Eze Castle Integration - There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it's important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the cybersecurity front, that means leveraging technology infrastructure with robust, security-rich features including intrusion detection and ongoing traffic monitoring, regular vulnerability assessments and next-generation software, firewalls and patches to keep hackers out and firm assets secure. »


Data Privacy and Sovereignty - Untangling global regulations

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 08:51

The migration to cloud-based IT systems is forcing governments to update privacy regulations to meet evolving data sovereignty requirements. This new report from Ovum “Data privacy laws: Cutting the red tape” shows results of an international survey on the effects of these evolving regulations on businesses. »

James Tedman

ACA Aponix - Best Global Cybersecurity Services Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:45

ACA Aponix provides financial services firms with a 360-degree, independent approach to technology risk and governance. Over the past 12 months, the firm has grown its client roster to 150 clients spanning the US and Europe, and is now signing contracts in Asia. To support this expansion, its client-facing team has grown by 300 per cent and added offices in London and the West Coast of America in addition to New York.  »

Cyber-Security – what fund managers need to know

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 08:53

The latest in a series of white papers from SuMi TRUST covers the topical subject of cyber-security and what fund managers need to know. The thought leadership piece is based on presentations and contributions to the discussion from a webinar attended by Gerard Joyce, co-founder of CalQRisk; Kurt Baumgarten, Head of Information Security at Linedata; John Rogers, a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton; Marshall Terry, a Managing Director, the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer of Rotation Capital Management, LP.  »

Jamie Hadfield, Gen II

Why PE managers should view cybersecurity like personal hygiene

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:46

The attraction for private equity as an alternative asset class is as strong as perhaps it has ever been. As the results of a recent E&Y survey reveal (Positioning to win: 2015 global private equity survey), 19 per cent of investors said they currently allocate up to 5 per cent of capital to private equity, but 39 per cent said they allocate more than 25 per cent.  »

Meghan McAlpine

Increased competition for investor capital and a trend for more transparency

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 17:03

By Meghan McAlpine – Given the uptick in new funds being raised, competition for investors’ capital has increased significantly.  Investors are being more thorough in the diligence process and almost always requesting more information than what’s presented in a standard DDQ. In order to compete for this capital, fund managers are providing a substantial amount of information to investors.   »

Capital Support awarded Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Capital Support awarded Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 09:24

Capital Support has been awarded with the Cyber Essentials Plus certificate, which is presented to organisations that have displayed a particularly high level of dedication towards maintaining a high standard of cybersecurity. »

Mike Steed, Paladin

Weapons of mass cyber destruction

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 08:51

Paladin Capital Group, headquartered in Washington DC, is a leading global private equity investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies; particularly those that are developing new technologies in the cybersecurity space.  »

Daren Glenister, IntraLinks

Five security-related New Year’s resolutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 12:22

By Daren Glenister (pictured), Field CTO for Intralinks – Will 2016 be the year that businesses finally stop being their own worst enemies when it comes to data security? In 2015, incident after incident demonstrated that management and IT staff are largely oblivious to bad employee practices, such as the use of unsanctioned, consumer-grade file sharing apps. And, if they are aware of the behaviours, they’re often unaware of the associated risks.  »

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

HFSB holds cyber-attack simulation roundtable for hedge fund managers

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 09:18

The Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB), the standard-setting body for the hedge fund industry, has held its first table top cyber-attack simulation for hedge fund managers in London. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Organisations should apply a cyber lens to everything they do, says EY survey

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 17:20

Ernst & Young’s Global Information Security Survey 2015, entitled ‘Creating Trust in the Digital World’ provides a comprehensive insight into how organisations view their cyber defences. »


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