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What Alexa Really Means for Wealth Management

Advisors in the past year have likely caught fintech demos at wealth management conferences demonstrating how they and their clients can introduce voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa into the planning process. Learn more about In|Vest West: Dec. 6-7 Big firms...

RightSize Finds Right Growth with Wealth Management Tech Solutions

Lenexa-based RightSize Solutions had been growing steadily since its founding in 2002, but CEO and founder Wes Stillman wasn’t satisfied. He knew the tech company had reached a point of scale, and it was time to put his foot on the gas. That was about four years...

SEC Adds Cybersecurity Bite to its Bark

Regulators are done warning firms about data security and Voya receives a first nip The charges against Voya Financial Advisors earlier this week, which resulted in the company paying a $1 million settlement, makes clear that the Securities and Exchange Commission is...

How RIAs Can Tackle Cybersecurity to Fit Their Firm Size and Growth

In today’s world of web-based solutions and mobile devices, it’s more likely that investment advisors will be cyberattacked, than they will be audited by the Securities and Exchange Commission, at least according to research from RightSize Solutions, a provider of...

New RightSize Shield & Cybersecurity Policy Template Announcement

RightSize Solutions Brings Secure, Fast and Flexible Managed Technology Environment to Independent RIAs with the New RightSize Shield New Cybersecurity Whitepaper and Policy Template Give RIAs More Cybersecurity Resources Lenexa, Kan. – Sept. 12, 2018 – In one...

Data Encryption Done Right

RIAs are increasingly aware that electronic communication with clients, custodians and vendors needs to be locked down. Whether they are taking the right steps to encrypt data is another story. Other Articles: Cybersecurity For Small RIAs • Securities America Advisors...

15 Cost-Efficient Cyber Best Practices for your RIA

15 Cost-Efficient Cyber Best Practices for your RIA It’s no longer an option to view cybersecurity as just a component of your overall technology plan. RIAs need to use proper cybersecurity as an overarching framework to plan, manage and budget all IT...

Empower Staff to Recognize Red Flags

Empower staff to recognize red flags While media coverage of cyber incidents (such as data breaches, ransomware attacks, malware and viruses) has built well-deserved awareness of the need for cybersecurity, it has also generated fear while doing little to provide...

A third-party cyber attack is your firm’s problem

Choosing common technology vendors or bigger brands does not remove the RIA’s responsibility to clients. Recent high-profile cyberattacks underscore the importance of tracking how and where client data is used, transferred and stored by third party vendors to...

Cybersecurity For Small RIAs

Small RIAs are more susceptible to cyberattacks than their owners would like to believe. In fact, with smaller technology budgets and insufficient controls, small firms may be the perfect targets for hackers. Read the full article here...

Tech Planning Timeline for Your Breakaway RIA

When an advisor decides start to an independent RIA firm, it is time to think about technology. Technology isn’t usually top-of-mind for breakaways, but there are a myriad of decisions to make far in advance of turning on the lights in the new firm. To help...