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Welcome to our technology content channel sponsored by Eze Castle Integration, where you'll find great content on a variety of technology and operations topics, such as managed services, cyber security, due diligence, outsourcing and more.

For more than two decades, Eze Castle Integration has been the premier provider of technology solutions to the investment management industry, servicing hedge funds, private equity firms and other financial services organizations. We support more than 650 clients around the world - a true testament to the global network of clients and partners we have connected with. Our IT and private cloud services are industry-leading, and we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality levels of service and support to our clients each and every day, 24x7x365.

From 3-user startups to 300+ user established funds, we assist investment firms around the world with their IT, cybersecurity, outsourcing and technology consulting needs.

Stephen Banda, Eze Castle Integration

How technical and human safeguards can mitigate social engineering attacks

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 10:03

The proliferation and growing sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) could have serious implications for how cyber criminals coordinate attacks on the global economy. In what is already an unending arms race, with global corporations trying in vain to stay one step ahead of criminals and hactivists, the potential benefits of using AI and machine learning tools to develop new attack methods could be substantial. »

Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration

I’m launching a hedge fund. What tech questions do I ask?

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 10:25

By Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration – Hedge fund assets have hit record highs in each of the five past quarters, to some $3.2 trillion, and will grow by 5.5% over the next 12 months, according to Don Steinbrugge, head of Agecroft Partners. With this performance and 2018 well started, new hedge funds are looking to launch. »

Olivia Munro, Eze Castle Integration

Four common misconceptions about the hybrid cloud

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 13:39

By Olivia Munro, Eze Castle Integration – Financial institutions and firms continue to embrace cloud computing technology. While the hybrid cloud is rising in popularity for firms, there are still some common misconceptions about the methodology. »

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A hackers bag of tricks, social engineering to poor patch management

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 13:31

By Amanda Daly, Eze Castle Integration – Black Hat vs White Hat & every shade in between. The term hacker carries a negative connotation because a majority of the time we only hear about the “bad” hackers. Hackers tend to attack more often than they should. Be sure to be guards up and on the lookout for hacker's exploits – from social engineering to poor patch management - to protect your firm. »

Olivia Munro, Eze Castle Integration

12 steps to prepare for an upcoming tech and cyber audit

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 13:23

By Olivia Munro, Eze Castle Integration – All too often we hear from firms before a IT and cybersecurity audit asking what they can do to make the audit process go as smoothly as possible. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure a stress-free audit. In this two-part blog series, we will help you create a checklist to prepare for your audit and also remediate the findings post-audit. »

Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration

Here's how to avoid IRS phishing scams during tax season

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 13:15

By Mary Beth Hamilton, Eze Castle Integration – As 17 April (US) and 30 April (Canada) near, cyber scammers are pulling out all their tax scams to trick consumers and capitalise on the flurry of activity. Our friends over at Proofpoint say that this time of year, [they have] tracked malware distribution in addition to the customary phishing schemes among the email threats related to federal taxes. »

Olivia Munro, Eze Castle Integration

Nine steps to create an information security plan

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 17:31

By Olivia Munro – In today's changing regulatory and investor landscape, Information Security Plans are critical for hedge funds and investment management firms to comply with SEC regulations, due diligence requests and state laws. In our recent webinar, we had our in-house information security experts weigh in on Information Security Plans: what they are, why they are important, and the nine steps your firm can take to create one. »

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The EU's GDPR – What does it mean for US-based firms?

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 17:36

  By Olivia Munro – As the deadline to the GDPR steadily approaches, it is important to start preparing for the regulation if you haven’t already.  In case you aren’t aware, the EU took a major step to protect their citizens’ personal data and privacy rights by instating the EU Greater Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is scheduled to go into effect on 25 May, 2018.  However, just because the GDPR is an EU regulation, it doesn't mean that US based firms are exempt.  »

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Technology trends to watch in 2018

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 17:43

  By Mary Beth Hamilton – The new year is upon us so time for predictions, watch lists and resolutions. Here’s our take on some technology trends we see within our client base as well as buzzing across the industry. »

Mary Beth Hamilton, ECI

Five tips for optimising fund operations & reducing costs

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:55

By Mary Beth Hamilton – With 2018 around the corner many firms are locking down their budgets and looking for opportunities to run more efficiently. Technology is one area where savvy alternative investment firms can optimise their budgets to make room for new IT initiatives. »

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