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Cybersecurity for fund managers 2016
Cybersecurity for fund managers 2016

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 23:35

With cyber attacks becoming increasingly commonplace, this Hedgeweek Special Report examines the implications, both for investors - in terms of how they should conduct cybersecurity due diligence on their portfolio funds - and for managers, in terms of how they should create strategies for preventing and dealing with cyber attacks, outlining the very latest thinking, tools and services available.

The 'Cybersecurity for fund managers 2016' special report comprises 9 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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.  »

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.  »

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. »

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. »

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.  »

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 dot.com bubble at the turn of the century, when tech stocks saw their price to earnings ratios spike above 60 times earnings.  »

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.  »

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. »

Jason Elmer

Cyber attacks: Prepare, respond and recover

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 23:04

Asset managers are increasingly focused on cybersecurity best practices not only to stay in line with regulatory expectations but also to be viewed in a positive light by investors.  »

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