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Cybersecurity Checklist

At the NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) annual meeting last month, the group was presented with a tool for state-registered advisers to help them assess their cybersecurity preparedness. The NASAA Cybersecurity Checklist for Investment Advisers includes 89 assessment areas … Continue reading

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Be Aware When Wiring Funds for a Client’s Escrow

It has come to my attention that wiring funds to close an escrow for a client could end up with funds going to a hacker. My understanding is that most escrow companies will give the wiring instructions to the client … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Vulnerability Fix

From True North Networks WARNING – There is currently an aggressive attack campaign underway against a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully-patched computers. The bug … Continue reading

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5 ways to detect a malicious “phishing” email

from Carbonite For as long as there’s been email, there’s been email scams. At least since the time email first started gaining widespread popularity in the 1990s, phishing scams have been showing up in email accounts. They’re called ‘phishing’ emails … Continue reading

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Five steps to take when you suspect you are a victim of a cyber attack

from IAWatch Step 1: Contact your IT leader. Step 2: Assess if your system has been penetrated. Step 3: Detect the extent of the hack. Step 4: Notify clients – be aware of your state’s laws regarding alerting a client … Continue reading

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Email Scams – what to look for

Email “phishing” scams have become fairly prevalent.  I have received several of them in the past week.  It is important that you and your staff be aware of what to look for so that your data doesn’t become a victim … Continue reading

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FinCEN Update: Advisory on Email Compromise Fraud Schemes

FinCEN Issues Advisory to Financial Institutions on E-Mail Compromise Fraud Schemes The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an advisory to help financial institutions guard against a growing number of e-mail fraud schemes in which criminals misappropriate funds by … Continue reading

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