Threat Intelligence, Phishing Testing, and Monitoring

Protect your company from cyber attacks

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay on top of new threats and address them as quickly as possible. We provide cyber alerts and ongoing monitoring to help protect your company from cyber attacks. We also offer phishing testing and monitoring services to protect your business.

Our solutions

Phishing Testing and Training

One of the simplest ways a hacker can penetrate your network is via email using a tactic called phishing, or, in a targeted effort, spear-phishing.  Successful phishing, vishing (telephone-based phishing), and spearphishing can lead to ransomware, payment fraud, and other cyber crimes. The FBI has reported that people lost $57 million to phishing schemes in 2019.

We deploy targeted email campaigns that are designed to test your employee’s ability to identify phishing threats. We use the results of our phishing tests as part of our staff security training, which covers phishing identification and other essential skills and tools for identifying threats and preventing data breaches.

We periodically issue timely alerts on cyber events and technology concerns that may be relevant to your business. Our alerts provide strategic guidance to help you protect your company and understand how to best prevent or remediate issues.

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Domain Registration Monitoring & Paste Site Monitoring

Over 100,000 domains are registered every day, many for malicious purposes. We monitor newly registered domain names and alert you when a domain name that resembles your firm’s domain is registered so that your firm can take action to combat attempts to steal sensitive information or infringe on your firm’s intellectual property.

Hackers often post sensitive data about their victims or targets on anonymous paste sites to share with the broader hacker community. We monitor select anonymous paste sites for mentions of your firm’s domain or IP addresses, as these could be indicators of an upcoming or ongoing attack.

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Aponix Protect™ comprehensive cybersecurity and technology risk solution

Aponix Protect helps firms address evolving cyber risks and threats to ensure that their cybersecurity needs are covered year-round. This solution is available in three tiers, each one designed to provide firms with a flexible, robust, responsive, and cost-effective cybersecurity program. 

Latest insights

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Firms Receive Phishing Attempts From False FINRA and SIPC Domains

ACA confirmed several firms received a wave of phishing emails from fake FINRA email domains.

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Microsoft Notifies of Two Critical, Potentially Exploitable Vulnerabilities

Immediate Action is Advised to address two critical, potentially exploitable vulnerabilities: CVE-2022-30136 and CVE-2022-30190.

Cyber Alert
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Regulatory Horizon 2022 | Prepare for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Financial services firms face a bumpy ride in 2022, as the tectonic plates of regulatory change shift again within a rapidly evolving operating environment. Download our complimentary whitepaper to identify your GRC gaps before the regulator does:

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  • Compliance
  • ESG
  • AML and Financial Crime
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  • eComms Surveillance
  • FCA
  • Managed Services
  • Mirabella
  • Privacy
  • Cybersecurity
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CISA Issues Emergency Directive and Cybersecurity Advisory for VMware Vulnerabilities

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) AA22-138B and Emergency Directive (ED) 22-03 alerting users to active vulnerabilities susceptible to exploitation in several VMware products.

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  • Cybersecurity Resources
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Global Cybersecurity Authorities Warn of Cyber Threats Against Managed Service Providers

The joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) advises that MSPs, are prime targets for cyber-attacks, a trend likely to continue for the foreseeable future, as threat actors aim to exploit the innate trust in MSP-customer relationships.

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SEC Increases The Size Of Their Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

With new challenges and risks crypto poses to investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission endeavors to dedicate more resources to protect market participants from securities law violations related to crypto.

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News

Marie Luchet Joins ACA Group as Managing Director for ESG

Marie Luchet has joined the firm as Managing Director of ESG, heading up the practice’s strategy and vision for Europe.

ACA Reflects on the Meaning of Juneteenth

ACA’s Connected Black Professionals Employee Resource Group is proud to continue this dialogue within ACA to foster and promote the talents and strengths of our black employees.

ACA Group Wins Best Regulatory Advisory Firm at The Drawdown Awards 2022

ACA Group awarded Best Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Advisory firm at The Drawdown Awards 2022. These awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private capital fund operations.

Upcoming events

Compliance Induction - 28 June 2022

Senior management in Financial Services firms have a responsibility to ensure their employees have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Regulatory environment they are working in. This knowledge helps in emphasising the need for compliance with policies and procedures in order to protect the firm and the individual from failing to “do the right thing”.

Online Training

Cyber Insurance: Preparing For the Market

Using proprietary data ACA collected over the past few months, our experts will explain the current state of the cyber insurance market, walk through how policies work, and provide key considerations for whether and how to obtain insurance.

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Money Laundering Reporting Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 29 June 2022

The role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. This reflects the statutory objective that the Regulator(s) have for ensuring that firms behave with “Integrity”, particularly relating to financial crime prevention. The MLRO therefore plays a significant role in assisting Senior management to ensure that systems and controls relating to anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the risk of terrorist financing (CTF) are appropriate and effective. This course provides practical advice and guidance on the responsibilities of the MLRO, what is expected by the Regulators, both of the Senior Management and the MLRO, and how those responsibilities can be achieved. It should be noted that attendance at this course does assume a good knowledge of the UK’s AML/CTF regulations.

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