ACA and NSCP 2021 Cybersecurity Program Survey: Top 20 Findings

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources

ACA Aponix® has once again partnered with the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) in a joint survey initiative to gather data on current and emerging cybersecurity trends, policies, and challenges across the financial services industry. 

Benchmarking your firm’s cybersecurity program against those of your peers is a smart way to identify the compliance gaps your firm should address. This report aims to highlight the top findings from the 2021 survey while also comparing results from years prior. The report’s findings center around the following five categories:

  • Cyber Concerns & Threats
  • Cyber Spend
  • Cyber Staff
  • Cyber Program & Preparedness
  • Third-Party Management

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Methodology and demographic overview

The 2021 NSCP survey was conducted between September and October 2021. The survey targeted the financial services industry and collected responses from firms with affiliations to ACA and/or the National Society of Compliance Professionals.

The survey received a total of 171 respondents across the financial services industry. Asset managers and non-alternative investment advisors represented close to half of respondents (49%), followed by alternative investment advisers (37%), other financial services (7%), broker-dealers (3%), and other non-financial services (3%).

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How we help

ACA Aponix offers the following solutions that can help protect your firm from vulnerabilities and related cybersecurity risk, including:

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