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3 Reasons Why RIAs Need to Budget for IT Services

As a Los Angeles registered investment advisor (RIA), you have the critical duty of protecting not only your firm’s IT infrastructure and data, but your clients’ data as well. Employing effective IT services is just as important an issue now as it ...

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The Difference Between Running Your IT and Securing Your IT

When it comes to IT security and IT management for your organization, there's a significant difference between the types of professionals you can choose to hire. IT professionals typically fall into one of two categories — IT services and IT ...

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How RIAs Can Tell If Data is Being Sold on the Dark Web

It’s the worst fear of every registered investment advisor (RIA): Discovering that your information, or that of your clients, has been hacked and is being used by malicious users. This type of data breach can result in a loss of trust in your firm ...

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Six Things to Avoid When Selecting an IT Service Provider

I can only imagine what it’s like when you realize it’s time to change your IT Service Provider (ITSP) — you're fed up because your current IT provider is failing you to the point that you know you need to change. Now, the challenge is finding the ...

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Ending Distributors’ Costly Reactive Approach to IT Services

Ending Distributors’ Costly Reactive Approach to IT Services

As a distributor, it is always best to take a proactive approach concerning the creation and implementation of policies, procedures, and protective measures for your distributor technology. For example, let’s consider your fleet of vehicles: Should ...

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Increase Your Cybersecurity Defense with a ‘Human Firewall’

Did you know that most cybersecurity and data breaches occur because of people than a lack of technology? While it is important to do everything we can to improve the security of our technology, if we ignore the human weaknesses of IT security, ...

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4 Tips For Buying Cyber Liability Insurance

When you buy a house or a car, you’re sure to purchase adequate insurance to protect both of those properties in the case that something bad happens. For your business, you also are likely to have insurance for that property to protect your ...

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The Top 6 Best Travel Apps for iPhones in 2018

Summer is here, and many people are heading out of town or out of state for a little fun. As such, they are turning to the travel apps on their iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones to figure out where they want to go, what they want to do, and how ...

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Finding the Balance Between Cybersecurity & Convenience

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise with each passing year, bringing higher levels of incidents that threaten businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re the smallest “mom and pop” business or are among the largest international corporations or ...

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3 Reasons Why RIAs Should Follow New York's Lead

Cybersecurity and providing greater protections for consumers are on everyone’s mind. Part of this reason is due to the recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25, 2018, the rollout of the state ...

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Top Cybersecurity Terms Everyone Should Know

Top Cybersecurity Terms Everyone Should Know

There are more cyber security terms than we’d care to count that all IT professionals and business professionals across every industry should take the time to learn. Some of these cyber security terms refer to physical hardware technologies, whereas ...

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