Risk Assessments and Regulatory Compliance Testing Services

Technology and cloud assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, and cyber exams

We offer a variety of risk assessment services to help companies identify gaps in their cybersecurity and regulatory posture and identify technology-related risks. We can also conduct penetration testing and identify network vulnerabilities.

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Risk Assessments and Testing

We can conduct an assessment across 700+ topics to identify technology-related risks and provide recommendations for improvement.

Mock Regulatory Cyber Exams

We can help your firm prepare for an SEC, NFA, or FINRA cyber exam by reviewing your information security program from a regulator’s perspective.

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 regulatory and cyber alerts, paste site and domain registration monitoring, and staff phishing testing to help protect your company from cyber attacks

We can help identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a hacker and lead to a breach through vulnerability scanning or penetration testing. 

 

We can help your firm better understand payment flow and fraud risk mitigation opportunities with payment flow review, risk analysis, and reporting.

Microsoft Office 365 Security and Cloud Assessments

Companies are increasingly moving to cloud-based services such as Microsoft® Office 365®. Many companies do not take full advantage of the available security settings, which can dramatically impact the security and regulatory posture of your environment. This is also true of other cloud environments. Our assessment can help determine whether your company’s cloud environment is configured to protect user identities, enable compliance oversight obligations, and identify data loss. Based on our findings, we can assist your company with developing a practical action plan to address key risks.

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Latest insights

Urgent Update for Apple iOS

Apple has issued urgent updates for its iPhone, iPad, and iWatch devices. According to Apple, these updates patch a discovered “cross site scripting” vulnerability that allows bad actors to inject malicious code into web pages. The code could be enabled when users access these pages using browsers on Apple devices. This vulnerability may already have been exploited.

Cyber Alert
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Fake Regulatory Emails Received from "IFMR"

Multiple firms have reported receiving emails from an organization posing as the International Fund Manager Regulator (IFMR). There is no legitimate international global regulatory authority for fund managers. This email is a phishing attempt.

Cyber Alert
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  • Phishing
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FINRA Warns of Fake Emails

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued an alert warning of reported phishing attempts using fake FINRA credentials. Per the notice, an ongoing email phishing campaign has been reported, in which the fake FINRA domain name of supports @finra-online.com is being used.

Cyber Alert
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NFA Warns of Fake Emails

The NFA issued a notice to members warning of reported phishing attempts using fake NFA credentials. The phishing campaign includes emails using a fake domain that mimics the NFA’s domain name.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
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Microsoft® Exchange® Servers Suffer Multiple “Zero-Day” Attacks

Microsoft has reported that it has suffered four “zero-day” attacks targeting its on-premises email and calendaring Exchange Server products. The reported vulnerabilities apply to on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server. Learn what steps to take to protect your firm.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
Regulatory Horizon 2021

Five Reasons to Attend ACA Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks

There is just one week to go until Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks, our free-to-attend European based conference for financial services firms is running from 2-4 March. We outline five reasons why this event is worth adding to your calendar.

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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.

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Russell Investments Selects ACA Group’s ComplianceAlpha to Modernize Their Risk and Compliance Program from a Single Platform

Russell Invesments has selected ACA's ComplianceAlpha® to help modernize and streamline their compliance program.

We Are Now ACA Group

This week, ACA Compliance Group made the move to ACA Group, better known to our clients and industry partners as ACA.

Five Reasons to Attend ACA Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks

There is just one week to go until Regulatory Horizon 2021 | Navigating Evolving Risks, our free-to-attend European based conference for financial services firms is running from 2-4 March. We outline five reasons why this event is worth adding to your calendar.

Upcoming events

Compliance Induction - 14 April 2021

This course is designed to assist Senior Management to embed a compliance ethos in the individual and a strong compliance culture throughout the firm.

Online Training

Money Laundering Reporting Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 12 May 2021

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.

Online Training

Compliance Officer: The Role and Responsibilities - 13 May 2021

The role of the Compliance Officer is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. They play a major role in assisting Senior Management to ensure that appropriate and effective systems and controls are in place to achieve and maintain compliance with the applicable Rules. While the nature of the Compliance Function is likely to differ from one firm to another, this course provides an easy to follow breakdown of what the Regulator expects of a Compliance Officer and explains, in practical terms how the regulatory expectations and those of Senior Management can be achieved.

Online Training