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How Security Compliance Gives RIAs a Competitive Edge

Registered investment advisors (also written as registered investment advisers, or RIAs) have an incredible responsibility to secure and protect the data of their employees, clients, and investors — no matter whether they reside in Los Angeles, the ...

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The Dangers of RIAs Using Unencrypted Mobile Devices

The Dangers of RIAs Using Unencrypted Mobile Devices

We live in an age of unprecedented connectivity with nearly 70 percent of the U.S. adult population using a smartphone as of 2017. Due to the increasing use of unencrypted mobile devices and smartphones, we can connect with friends and family around ...

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Business Continuity  in Your Security Plan

How Business Continuity Can Fill the Hole in Your Security Plan

You think you’re prepared for the worst: You’ve purchased new antivirus software, have a great new firewall in place, and even hired an IT security “tech” to help “man the gates” to protect your network and computer systems from malicious actors. ...

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4 Ways CPAs Can Benefit from Password Managers

No matter how much organizations try to increase their cybersecurity stance, their efforts are virtually all for moot if they ignore one of the weakest (yet most vital) components of all: password security. Even as recently as this year, companies ...

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BEFORE SPENDING MONEY ON SECURITY COMPLIANCE

What to Consider Before Spending Money on Security Compliance

The realm of IT security and cybersecurity is an increasingly complex world that is governed by a variety of security compliance regulations depending on your organization’s industry. For example, organizations in the United States that focus on ...

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How Distributors Can Ensure Safety from Business Fraud

How Distributors Can Ensure Safety from Business Fraud

Business fraud is significantly more common occurrence than many distributors and manufacturers realize. Just because you don’t know about any instances of fraud hitting your organization doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened — it may just mean that you ...

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Restrict User Permissions

3 Reasons Why You Should Restrict User Permissions

Although some of your employees may disagree, not every employee should have access to every network, IT infrastructure, or computer system within your organization. Giving employees and contractors unrestricted user permissions and user access ...

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RIAs Can Reduce Their Digital Footprint

6 Ways RIAs Can Reduce Their Digital Footprint

Everything that we do today using technology today leaves a digital footprint. A digital footprint can be something positive or negative, depending on the context and what the goals are that you wish to accomplish. But what is a digital footprint ...

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How is the California Consumer Privacy Act Different from GDPR?

Just a few months ago, we discussed the launch of the new European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This expansive legislation, which was put in place to protect the data privacy of EU citizens from businesses and ...

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Why Cybersecurity Should Be Important to Startups

Businesses are vital to the success and growth of our local and national economies. Start up companies (startups) and small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), in particular, play a significant role in the economy. According to the U.S. Small ...

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Poor Password Security: Hackers Already Have Your Passwords

What if you were told protecting your online accounts was virtually impossible in today’s cyber crime environment? According to Experian’s Data Breach Industry Forecast 2018, “Weak or stolen credentials continue to top the list of attack vectors, ...

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