Operational Resilience and Governance

Business continuity planning, incident response, and governance

The rise in cyber-attacks has highlighted the importance of developing robust policies, plans, and procedures to better protect your company from data breaches and efficiently recover from a cyber incident or significant business disruption. We can help your company implement a comprehensive information security program that enables you to identify and manage risks, foster a culture of security, and prepare for the unforeseen, but inevitable, incident with business continuity and incident response planning.

CONNECT WITH US


CONNECT WITH US


Our solutions

Business Continuity Planning and Business Impact Analysis

In the event of a disaster such as a technological failure or cyber-attack, it’s critical to have a business continuity plan (BCP) that outlines the procedures your company must follow in order to continue operating and recover from the disruption. A business impact analysis (BIA) should also be part of your BCP, which evaluates the effects of a disruption on critical business functions.

How We Help

We provide business continuity planning development and implementation assistance which is designed to help your company address its operational and other risks in the event of a disruption, as well as meet upcoming regulatory obligations.

We can assist your company in developing its business continuity and transition plans. In addition, our advice and assistance can help you ensure that your company’s BCP meets the requirements of the SEC's proposed rule 206(4)-4, which proposes that SEC-registered investment advisers be required to adopt and implement written business continuity and transition plans.

Cyber Incident Response Planning

Is your company prepared for a cyber event? Incident response proficiency has become a necessary component of information security programs due to constant and evolving threats. In order to build and implement an effective incident response plan (IRP), a company must assess its overall risk posture and develop written policies and procedures to help protect its information technology environment. A properly designed IRP also provides guidance to employees and helps them understand their roles and responsibilities.
 

How We Help

We can help your company develop an IRP that is designed to mitigate losses in the event of a cybersecurity event. We will also provide guidance for your employees and help them understand their roles and responsibilities. Once your company has developed an IRP, we recommend testing its effectiveness through tabletop exercises.

Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise

With data breaches on the rise and more privacy regulations going into effect, it’s more important than ever for companies to develop and test incident response plans in preparation for cyber events.

How We Help

Our tabletop incident response exercise is a discussion-based walkthrough of your company’s incident response plan. It allows you to test your plan with members of your team and assign roles for each scenario. The exercise is designed to uncover gaps and identify areas that your company can improve. The test can help you determine if your plan is reasonably developed and will be effective when faced with a real event.

WISP Development Assistance

A written information security program (WISP) documents the policies and controls that protect your sensitive data and critical systems, including the protection of personally identifiable information your company collects and stores.

How We Help

We can assist your company with developing a written information security program. Our service includes:

  • Developing WISP in accordance with industry standards and the appropriate regulatory requirements
  • Guidance on best practices
  • Identification of potential deficiencies based on our review of your current information systems and security policies, manuals, and procedures
  • Preparation of new documents or enhancing your existing documentation
Business Continuity Planning Checklist

Is your firm prepared to deal with the potential business disruptions caused by pandemics and other risks? Revisit your business continuity and disaster recovery planning with this checklist.

Download checklist

1 of
Solution Spotlight

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

abstract blue shapes connected by dots of light

Guidance on Impersonated Registered Domain Names

A summary of what to look for in a threatening domain and how to mitigate a substantiated threat

Article
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
abstract blue shapes connected by dots of light

Updated: Firms Encouraged to Remain Vigilant Due to Heightened Cybersecurity Concerns Over the Current Situation in Ukraine

In light of recent geopolitical issues with Russia and Ukraine, both the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have released guidance on action steps firms can take to bolster and protect their cyber programs.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
Regulatory Horizon 2022

Four Reasons to Attend Regulatory Horizon 2022 | Prepare for the Challenges of Tomorrow

On 8-10 March, we bring together a wealth of financial services industry experts at our virtual conference. Over 3 days and 10 sessions, they’ll examine a wide variety of governance risk and compliance hot topics and challenges. Learn more about why you should add this event to your calendar.

Article
  • Compliance
  • ComplianceAlpha
  • ESG
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • Managed Services
  • FCA
  • SEC
  • SEC Marketing Rule
  • Regulatory Deadlines
abstract blue shapes connected by dots of light

Whaling Attacks: How to Respond When a C-Suite Executive is a Victim

Whaling will soon become one of the most prominent forms of cyberattacks, especially with firms that operate in remote and hybrid work environments. In this article, we describe: whaling attacks, their impact, how to prepare C-Suite executives to not fall victim to whaling attacks, and what to do if an executive is a victim.

Article
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
abstract blue shapes connected by dots of light

Significant Proposals for Cybersecurity Risk Rules in the Financial Industry

The SEC recently voted to propose new rules to address cybersecurity risk management for registered investment advisers and investment companies. These proposed rules address multiple concerns related to cybersecurity risks to investment advisors, clients of investment advisors, private funds, and investors of private funds.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
cyber week image

Cyber Insurance: Top Five Trends for 2022

The first blog post in a multi-part series on cybersecurity insurance produced by ACA Aponix’s Thought Leadership Team. The objective of this series is to provide clients with the highest quality insights and expertise on the changing and evolving cyber insurance marketplace.

Article
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources

News

ACA Awarded Most Innovative Trade Surveillance Solution

ACA Group is proud to be recognized for most innovative trade surveillance solution at this year’s A-Team Innovation awards announced March 23, 2023.

ACA Group Launches ACA Signature to Meet Client Demand for Outsourced Compliance Programs

New scalable solution is curated to suit financial firms’ unique compliance needs and challenges

ACA Reflects on Black History Month Celebrations

Our Connected Black Professionals employee resource group continues to foster a positive and inclusive environment for all employees through initiatives that highlight outstanding achievements and celebrate black legacy and strength.

Upcoming events