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Seven steps to avoid a cyber-attack

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 11:00

By George Ralph, RFA – We all know that cyber-attacks are not only more prevalent but they are increasing in ferocity, becoming ever more ambitious and overt. The latest culprits, Petya and WannaCry both used phishing attacks to spread malware through networks, and Petya rendered the user’s computer inoperable and gave hackers full access to the usernames and passwords stolen from the computer. »

Robotic and cybersecurity ETPs see stellar inflows

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 09:54

In their weekly update on ETF flows, ETF provider ETF Securities’ director of commodities, Nitesh Shah (pictured), writes that both robotic and cybersecurity ETPs have seen stellar inflows since their inception. »

George Ralph, RFA

Does cybersecurity utopia really exist?

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 13:04

By George Ralph, RFA – Imagine you’re the CTO of a successful hedge fund. You’re not big enough to have a dedicated CISO but you think you’re doing a pretty good job of securing your network. Your applications and databases are secure, you’ve just invested in a network intrusion detection system and some next generation firewalls. »

George Ralph, RFA

Make time for risk management

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 11:52

By George Ralph (pictured), RFA​ - In these turbulent times, it sometimes feels like we need to be armour plated to protect ourselves against the relentless barrage of attacks against our families, our businesses, our economy and our political stability. »

George Ralph, RFA

What can the financial services sector learn from the WannaCry ransomware attack?

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 10:20

By George Ralph (pictured), RFA​ - The aptly named WannaCry cryptoworm, is working its way around the world, encrypting data and demanding ransom payments in the cryptocurrency, bitcoin. »

George Ralph, RFA

Why cyber security should be at the top of your priority list

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 08:12

By George Ralph (pictured), RFA – Cyber security has never been as important as it is today. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, published recently by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and undertaken by Ipsos Mori highlights some statistics that should make even the most jaded CIOs sit up and take notice. »

Viktor Tadijanovic, Abacus Group

Risk assessing outsourced IT partners

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:49

The average hedge fund is often a lean operation with limited headcount, which leans more towards the front office. As such, areas such as IT and cybersecurity are typically outsourced. Many have chosen not to hire CISOs but have instead chosen to appoint outsourced partners/consultants to conduct risk assessments, including appraising the manager's third party vendor relationships.  »

Eldon Sprickerhoff, eSentire

Ransomware: Managers should expect the unexpected

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:43

Ransomware, malicious code that encrypts files and demands a ransom to decrypt, has been around for years, but why is this most recent version so successful? The answer is bitcoin.  »

John Araneo, Align Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity challenges for investment managers

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:37

The Cybersecurity phenomenon has completely changed the game in both the investment management industry and the broader financial services sector.  »

Jay Kaplan, Synack

Insights on the evolving cyber threat landscape

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 13:34

Business has changed markedly over the last few years thanks to the rise and sophistication of digital technologies. As asset managers have evolved to become more automated and utilise a plethora of solutions to manage data, they have unavoidably become more vulnerable to serious cyber attacks. The simple fact is, cyber criminals have an exponentially higher number of attack surfaces to utilise, from cloud computing systems to mobile devices and the Internet of Things.  »

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