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Robert Bornträger, SIX Global IT

SIX leverages IBM Watson for cognitive Security Operations Centre

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 12:59

IBM Security and SIX, the operator of the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector, are planning to leverage IBM Watson for Cyber Security in a new cognitive Security Operations Centre (SOC). »

Lou Maiuri, State Street

The ‘three Is of data’ financial firms need to address

Thu, 23/02/2017 - 12:34

State Street Corporation has identified three elements leaders in financial services will need in order to excel in the new digital era, which it calls the “three Is of data” – integration, integrity and intelligence. »

Financial services businesses see high levels of fraud and risk incidents in 2016

Financial services businesses see high levels of fraud and risk incidents in 2016

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:49

Fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the “new normal” for financial services companies across the world, according to the executives surveyed in the 2016/17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report. »

Richard Hudson, Cordium

Cordium appoints VP of cybersecurity and data protection services

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 14:56

Cordium, a provider of governance, risk and compliance services to financial and professional services firms, has appointed Richard Hudson as vice president of its cybersecurity and data protection consulting services. »

Michael Leibrock, DTCC

Cyber risk and geopolitical threat top financial industry concerns, says DTCC survey

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 08:54

Broad geopolitical risks, including the outcome of the US presidential election and Britain’s exit from the EU, are among top risks facing the global financial system, according to a survey by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). »

Anand Mohabir, ACA Aponix

ACA Aponix - Best North American Cybersecurity Firm

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:31

ACA Aponix, a division of ACA Compliance Group, provides financial services firms with a 360-degree, independent approach to technology risk and governance. Conducting a comprehensive risk assessment helps fund mangers to identify potential gaps and vulnerabilities, which the ACA Aponix team works through with each client to mitigate these risks.  »

Shaun Ledgerwood, Niu Solutions

Niu Solutions partners with Alert Logic

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 10:06

Niu Solutions, a provider of secure cloud solutions to regulated industries, has formed a strategic partnership with managed security provider Alert Logic. »

Chubb expands cyber risk engineering capabilities in UK and Ireland

Chubb expands cyber risk engineering capabilities in UK and Ireland

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:57

Chubb has expanded its cyber risk engineering capabilities in the UK and Ireland, as it continues to invest in building its cyber enterprise risk management proposition in the region. »

eSentire partners with Carbon Black to provide endpoint detection to midmarket

eSentire partners with Carbon Black to provide endpoint detection to midmarket

Tue, 13/09/2016 - 08:39

eSentire, a specialist in managed cyber threat detection and response services, has launched eSentire Endpoint Managed Detection and Response (MDR), powered by Carbon Black. »

IPC taps Post-Quantum to boost security solutions for Connexus Cloud community

IPC taps Post-Quantum to boost security solutions for Connexus Cloud community

Fri, 26/08/2016 - 06:39

IPC, a provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, tis collaborating with UK-based cybersecurity firm Post-Quantum to integrate biometric, encryption and blockchain technologies as a service via IPC's Connexus Cloud ecosystem. »

Eze Castle Integration expands cybersecurity offering for investment firms

Eze Castle Integration expands cybersecurity offering for investment firms

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 09:53

Eze Castle Integration has expanded its cybersecurity consulting services for investment firms and will now offer vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and third-party due diligence audits to all firms across the investment industry. »

Dean Hill

For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:38

By Dean Hill, Executive Director, Eze Castle Integration - There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it's important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the cybersecurity front, that means leveraging technology infrastructure with robust, security-rich features including intrusion detection and ongoing traffic monitoring, regular vulnerability assessments and next-generation software, firewalls and patches to keep hackers out and firm assets secure. »

Ovum

Data Privacy and Sovereignty - Untangling global regulations

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 08:51

The migration to cloud-based IT systems is forcing governments to update privacy regulations to meet evolving data sovereignty requirements. This new report from Ovum “Data privacy laws: Cutting the red tape” shows results of an international survey on the effects of these evolving regulations on businesses. »

James Tedman

ACA Aponix - Best Global Cybersecurity Services Provider

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:45

ACA Aponix provides financial services firms with a 360-degree, independent approach to technology risk and governance. Over the past 12 months, the firm has grown its client roster to 150 clients spanning the US and Europe, and is now signing contracts in Asia. To support this expansion, its client-facing team has grown by 300 per cent and added offices in London and the West Coast of America in addition to New York.  »

Jamie Hadfield, Gen II

Why PE managers should view cybersecurity like personal hygiene

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:46

The attraction for private equity as an alternative asset class is as strong as perhaps it has ever been. As the results of a recent E&Y survey reveal (Positioning to win: 2015 global private equity survey), 19 per cent of investors said they currently allocate up to 5 per cent of capital to private equity, but 39 per cent said they allocate more than 25 per cent.  »

Meghan McAlpine

Increased competition for investor capital and a trend for more transparency

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 17:03

By Meghan McAlpine – Given the uptick in new funds being raised, competition for investors’ capital has increased significantly.  Investors are being more thorough in the diligence process and almost always requesting more information than what’s presented in a standard DDQ. In order to compete for this capital, fund managers are providing a substantial amount of information to investors.   »

Mike Steed, Paladin

Weapons of mass cyber destruction

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 08:51

Paladin Capital Group, headquartered in Washington DC, is a leading global private equity investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies; particularly those that are developing new technologies in the cybersecurity space.  »

Daren Glenister, IntraLinks

Five security-related New Year’s resolutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 12:22

By Daren Glenister (pictured), Field CTO for Intralinks – Will 2016 be the year that businesses finally stop being their own worst enemies when it comes to data security? In 2015, incident after incident demonstrated that management and IT staff are largely oblivious to bad employee practices, such as the use of unsanctioned, consumer-grade file sharing apps. And, if they are aware of the behaviours, they’re often unaware of the associated risks.  »

MikeAsher, RFA Consultants

How hedge funds need to address cybersecurity threats

Wed, 09/12/2015 - 10:29

The threat of cyberattacks is growing within the hedge fund community, requiring managers to put in place policies and procedures that address the cybersecurity risks unique to their firm. This goes beyond merely acquiring technology and hoping for the best.  »

Matthew Martindale, KPMG

Cybersecurity simulation tests can help managers shut the back door

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 16:41

On 22 September, the SEC hit RT Jones Capital Equities Management, a St Louis-based investment adviser with a USD75k penalty for failing to have sufficient cybersecurity policies and procedures in place. This led to the personally identifiable information of approximately 100,000 individuals, including thousands of its own clients, being compromised when the web server it used was hacked in July 2013. »

Pension scheme providers must protect members from increasing cyber security threat, says Veratta

Pension scheme providers must protect members from increasing cyber security threat, says Veratta

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 23:25

Pensions data management and software firm Veratta has urged pension scheme providers to adopt a future proofing approach to cyber security to ensure that pension scheme members and their sensitive information assets are safeguarded. »

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