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Dual Factor Authentication Tips for Los Angeles Investment Advisors

Dual factor authentication (DFA) is a security protocol that requires Los Angeles investment advisors to provide two ways of identifying themselves to access information or assets. It uses two of the three potential authentication categories listed ...

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What a Penetration Test Won't Tell Los Angeles Distributors

The IT team for your Los Angeles distribution company has patched your systems and plugged the holes it knows about. Now you want to go further and find out what other ways an attacker could get into your servers, sabotage your shipping, or steal ...

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What the Password Manager LastPass Breach Means to You

LastPass is the password management solution billed as "The Last Password You'll Ever Need." Well, this is a hard promise to keep when your response to being breached is to ask all of your customers to change their passwords.  That's right folks, ...

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3 Wireless Network Security Tips for Los Angeles RIAs

As Los Angeles RIAs conduct business remotely, wireless network security is a big priority. Transmitting confidential client data over public Wi-Fi networks could spell disaster for a financial advisor. Cyber-criminals and other unauthorized users ...

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The SEC's Latest Cybersecurity Guidance Update

If you weren't aware of it, back in April 2014 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Division of Investment Management issued a directive detailing recommended cybersecurity policies and procedures for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). ...

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3 Reasons Why Los Angeles RIAs Need Data Protection

Cyber-criminals are rarely picky when it comes to choosing targets. Practically all industries and company types have been subjected to damaging assaults. But the financial services sector is especially attractive to hackers because the amount of ...

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What the FBI Has to Say about Cyber Security

Thanks to the FBI for a informative seminar this morning about Cyber Crime, Security, and the impact it's having on their case load and our society at large. Without divulging too many secrets, it was interesting to learn more about what they're ...

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How LA Investment Advisors are Securing Mobile Devices

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is here to stay. Los Angeles investment advisors are using their smartphones and tablets for business purposes. While this is great for productivity and saves the firm money, how are you securing mobile ...

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Security Starts With You

Seems like a simple concept.  Of all the things that impact security the most, and specifically network security, it really all comes down to the human element.  We can, technically speaking, “lock down” the network to be as tight as can be.  But, ...

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Why LA Distributors Need a Security Threat Assessment

Running a busy Los Angeles distribution company without knowing how well you would stand up to security threats is like driving fast in a car that left the factory untested. If a bump in the road sends a wheel flying off, be prepared for a rough ...

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How LA Investment Advisors Increase Network Security

For LA investment advisors, network security is paramount because data protection is an essential part of any financial transaction. To comply with applicable regulations and satisfy potential investors, financial advisory firms must be able to ...

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