Top 5 Actions to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

  1. Conduct a periodic assessment that examines:
    • The nature, sensitivity and location of information that the firm collects, processes and/or stores, and the technology systems it uses
    • Internal and external cybersecurity threats to and vulnerabilities of the firm’s information and technology systems
    • Security controls and processes currently in place
    • The impact should the information or technology systems become compromised
    • The effectiveness of the governance structure for the management of cybersecurity risk
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EU – US Agreement reached in Safe Harbor Negotiations

The US and EU have reached an agreement on a new pact to replace the previous safe harbor, which was made void last year. The new pact, still pending political approval, will be called the ‘EU-US Privacy Shield.’

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SEC Announces 2016 Exam Priorities

Jan 11, 2016, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published examination priorities for 2016.

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