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3 Reasons LA Investment Advisors Need a Security Threat Assessment

These days, every business faces a certain level of exposure to Internet-based threats. Given the serious consequences of a data breach, financial services firms in particular have a duty to limit or manage these threats to the fullest extent ...

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3 Mobile Security Best Practices for LA Investment Advisors

LA investment advisors rely on smartphones, tablets, and laptops because they enable busy financial professionals to conduct business from anywhere and at any time. But this valuable portability also makes these devices easier to lose or steal, ...

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3 Data Security Best Practices for LA Investment Advisors

For Los Angeles investment advisors, protecting data from information thieves and malware infiltration is a number one priority. The Anthem and Target breaches have demonstrated how vulnerable businesses can be to compromise, and investment firms ...

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Top 3 IT Security Mistakes Made By LA Investment Advisors

If it isn’t already, IT security should be a primary concern for every registered investment advisor. The reports of successful cyber-breaches, such as the Anthem incident, demonstrate the risks presented by criminals operating online. Data can be ...

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Top 3 Reasons Why LA Investment Advisors Need Network Penetration Testing

Investment advisory firms make attractive targets for cyber attackers, so security compliance practices are mandated the SEC and other regulatory bodies. To properly assess the effectiveness of a company’s IT security and response time, its managers ...

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How an IT Risk Assessment Protects LA Investment Advisors

Cyber-attacks pose a threat to all businesses, but their impact on those in the financial services industry is especially severe. Unauthorized access to sensitive data can leave investment advisory firms on the hook for hundreds of thousands of ...

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How LA Investment Advisors Use Vulnerability Testing to Protect Their Assets

The threat landscape has transformed in recent years, and the trusted old combination of a firewall and anti-virus software is no longer adequate protection against more sophisticated attacks we’re seeing these days. A “belt and suspenders” approach ...

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Top 3 Things Investment Advisors in LA Can Learn from the Anthem Security Breach

The Anthem security breach is yet another reminder that discussions about data security cannot be delayed. The days of data breaches and cyber-attacks being another company’s problem are long gone. The last year has been especially monumental in the ...

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How LA RIAs Can Move to the Cloud

In today’s landscape, more and more Los Angeles investment firms are considering the move to the cloud for pieces of their IT infrastructure. For the transition to be successful, certain factors need to be taken into account, such as investment ...

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How LA RIAs Save Money Utilizing Thin Clients

A thin client is a desktop terminal that has no hard drive. Applications, files, memory, and other features normally found on a computer are stored in a data center. Thin clients allow Los Angeles RIAs to instantly access any virtual desktop or ...

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Is a Mobile Device Policy Needed for Los Angeles Investment Advisors?

Simply put – a mobile device policy, once written and properly implemented, can ward off a slew of potential problems. Los Angeles investment advisors have different policies they can choose from, such as Consumerization, BYOD, or End User. ...

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