vulnerability assessment

EQUIFAX 143: The Burning Wound

The Equifax data breach. You’ve heard enough, right? Yeah, 143 million people had their private information stolen, yadda yadda. We get it. It happened. Back to business? No, not at all. It’s time to take a closer look at an epidemic that is going to impact nearly everyone. From this breach alone, there will be ... More »

4 Tips to Improve Your Cyber Security Confidence in 2017

Cyber security threats are a daily concern for all financial organizations as hackers are constantly searching for ways to compromise your firm’s systems and steal its data. And just when you think you’ve seen the worst, another mega breach comes along to raise the bar. It’s a jarring, but accurate reality for many financial firms. ... More »

Is the Government the Weak Link in the Financial Sector’s Security Efforts?

After cautioning the financial sector about the critical threat hackers pose, the SEC is facing something of an ironic turn of events. The agency, along with the Commodity Futures Trade Commission, are increasing demands for data from financial organizations, for the purpose of closer monitoring. Financial firms and industry trade groups, however, have responded with ... More »

5 Critical Cyber Security Measures for Hedge Funds

While not more than two years ago, hedge fund managers were getting by with just a cursory nod to cyber security, the past year has seen the pressure build intensely on these firms. While funds move their operations to the web and cloud platforms, hackers have started targeting them with sophisticated new attack methods. Government ... More »

10 of the Most Dastardly Words in Cyber Security’s Wild West

“White hat” and “black hat” — which we use to distinguish ethical hackers from cyber criminals — come from old Western movies, where good guys would wear white hats and bad guys would wear black hats to make it easy on the audience. But the similarities between cyber security and the cinematic Wild West don’t ... More »