The 'Cybersecurity In Focus 2020' special report comprises three separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
By A Paris – Hedge funds and alternative asset managers are responsible for over USD3 trillion in assets under management – many bright shiny diamonds for cyber criminals to pursue. Increased levels of remote access propelled by the Covid-19 pandemic are making these organisations even riper targets. So, in this environment, the cost of inaction or complacency around cybersecurity continues to mount.
Artificial intelligence is enabling organisations to be more proactive in their approach to cyber threats. Work environments with greater levels of remote access could be deemed more vulnerable, but the element of automation in identifying and remediating potentially malicious behaviour provides a superior measure of security.
Firms can have a belts and braces approach to the security of the systems and tools they deploy, but staff training and communication can make or break their chances of success.