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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Budget Benchmarking Survey Series: Compare Your Cyber and Compliance Program Resources to Your Peers

Participate in our budget and staffing surveys to learn how your peers are allocating their program’s resources and prepare for the 2023 budgeting season.

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  • Compliance
  • Cybersecurity
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Operational Resilience in Focus, Part Two: Operational Resilience and Cyber

In part two of our Operational Resilience in Focus series, we will discuss the details of the cyber and information security resilience domain.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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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.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • Cybersecurity
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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
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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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
  • ComplianceAlpha
  • 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.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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.

News

New SEC Marketing Rule Master Class Podcast Released

We are pleased to announce the release of our new master class series on the SEC’s Marketing Rule! Sponsored by the NSCP and ACA Group and developed by Patrick Hayes, host of the Compliance In Context Podcast, and Carlo di Florio, ACA Group’s Global Advisory Leader.

ACA Group Selected as an AIFinTech100 Company for 2022

ACA Group has been named one of the 100 most innovative AIFinTech companies in the financial industry by FinTech Global.

2022 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey Results Released

For the second year in a row, implementing the SEC’s Marketing Rule for Investment Advisers remains the number one worry for investment adviser compliance officers, according to the 2022 Investment Management Compliance Testing Survey.

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