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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...

How to Manage Your Company’s Security Policy

The biggest stumbling block for registered investment advisors when it comes to guarding against cybersecurity breaches is not technology-based, it’s a people problem. The right technology is critical, but RIA leaders face a bigger challenge in fostering a...

What Regulators Are Looking for in Your Firm’s Cybersecurity

Based on what we see happening in the RIA industry, we expect 20% of financial advisory firms will have some type of security breach from an outsider this year. With investor protections as their foremost concern, no wonder regulators are asking independent registered...

9 Ways to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity

The biggest stumbling block for registered investment advisors when it comes to guarding against cybersecurity breaches is not technology-based, it’s a people problem. The right technology is critical, but RIA leaders can face a bigger challenge in fostering a...

What Can RIAs Learn From the Biggest Cyberhacks of 2015?

Last year’s spectacular cybersecurity attacks are more than just headline-grabbers, they are a reality check for advisors who believe they could never be targeted for a hack. It is worth a look at a few of these breaches so that registered investment advisors...