Cybersecurity and Risk Insights and Alerts

Cyber risks and threats continue to evolve and firms are under pressure to meet SEC and FCA expectations for operational resilience as well as their own internal and client expectations for cybersecurity and privacy. Stay current on the latest cybersecurity, privacy, and risk threat and regulatory alerts and build your cybersecurity and privacy knowledge with insights from our cybersecurity and technology risk experts. 

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Insights and Alerts

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Talking to Your Family and Friends About Cybersecurity

The recent increase in high-profile cyber incidents have put millions of people around the world at risk for identity theft and other cyber-crimes. This blog post contains tips and information you can share with your family and friends about staying safe online.

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Now Open: 2021 ACA Group and NSCP Cybersecurity Programs Survey

We're pleased to announce that we've again partnered with the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) to provide financial services firms with an opportunity to gain insight into cybersecurity compliance programs across the industry.

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Ransomware 101 Part 2: How to Prevent and Detect a Ransomware Attack

Our Ransomware 101 blog series addresses multiple aspects of the ransomware issue, including what you should know and what you should do to protect your firm, your clients, and your finances. In part one, we discussed the evolving and growing threat of ransomware. In this article (part two), we’ll provide a framework for what your organization can do to prevent and detect ransomware attacks.

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Apple® Issues Patch to Fix Spyware Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been discovered in Apple products that enables the installation of unauthorized software without the user's permission. The vulnerability is actively used to install Pegasus spyware on devices, allowing user activities to be surveilled by an external party.

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Microsoft® Reports “Zero-Day” Attacks Using Tainted Office® Files

Microsoft reports a previously unseen “zero-day” attack that uses Office files tainted with specially crafted Active X controls. Once opened, these controls create a vulnerability that enables perpetrators to perform remote code execution.

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China Passes Data Privacy Law That Affects Chinese and Foreign Companies

The Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China is scheduled to go into effect on November 1, 2021. This new law affects all companies and other entities, both inside and outside of China, engaged with personal information about individuals residing in China.

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