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Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks for Private Equity
Top 5 Cybersecurity Risks for Private Equity
Private equity firms need to go beyond reactive SEC-compliance and focus on proactive protection of their firm assets.
Detection & Response First. Prevention Second.
Detection & Response First. Prevention Second.
Experience and research shows us that while effective prevention strategies are essential, detection and response are even more important, for three reasons.
SEC Warns of Fraudsters
SEC Warns of Fraudsters
The SEC issued a warning to the public concerning fraudsters, who are impersonating the SEC in an attempt to trick potential victims to steal both personal information and money.
Office 365 for Hedge Funds and Private Equity
Office 365 for Hedge Funds and Private Equity
We see that email continues to emerge as the most frequently attacked vector. And with Microsoft Office 365 being the dominant email platform in the alternative investment space, we thought it worth discussing some of the top considerations when securing Office 365.
The Four Dimensions to Cybersecurity That Really Matter
The Four Dimensions to Cybersecurity That Really Matter
Best-in-breed cybersecurity—when it comes to governance, strategy, and tactical execution— rests on four pillars. At Agio, we’ve coined it ADEPT, reflective of Agio Diligence, Expertise, Process, and Technology.
Importance of Client Feedback on Improving Service
Importance of Client Feedback on Improving Service
We get approached from hedge funds and private equity firms about taking over their IT Support from another vendor. Almost always the reason for switching providers is the same – quality of service.
The Time We Hacked a Private Equity Firm…from Their Lobby
The Time We Hacked a Private Equity Firm…from Their Lobby
This test was part of the client’s Cybersecurity Risk Assessment within Agio’s larger SEC Cybersecurity Readiness Program.
In Cybersecurity, Governance Trumps Technology
In Cybersecurity, Governance Trumps Technology
A strong cybersecurity program depends on governance to ensure broad participation, establish clear authority, and enable fully informed decision-making.
Forecasting in the Clouds
Forecasting in the Clouds
Just as weather anomalies have been dominating conversation at the dinner table, another type of cloud has emerged in the mainstream news at a record-setting pace: cloud computing.
Private Equity vs. Hedge Fund: Which Is Harder to Secure?
Private Equity vs. Hedge Fund: Which Is Harder to Secure?
Although both types of financial service institutions handle highly sensitive data and massive monetary assets, Agio maintains private equity firms pose a bigger cybersecurity challenge than hedge…
School, Security & SHR Solutions
School, Security & SHR Solutions
Our student records are in danger. Hackers target organizations that have access to personal health information (PHI), meaning educational and health care institutions have a bullseye on their backs.
The CIA Triad of Information Security: Availability
The CIA Triad of Information Security: Availability
The third part of the CIA triad — availability — often surprises people. Contrary to popular belief, being “secure” does not mean locking down your information.
The CIA Triad of Information Security: Integrity
The CIA Triad of Information Security: Integrity
Integrity — doing the “right thing” or adhering to moral values — is such a key part of humanity, and yet many businesses don’t openly commit to it. As the “I” in the CIA triad, integrity is essential to a strong information security program.
The CIA Triad of Information Security: Confidentiality
The CIA Triad of Information Security: Confidentiality
Your organization's information security rests on three key concepts: confidentiality, integrity and availability of resources. The CIA triad is a base standard that every organization needs. In this first blog in a series of three, we examine the nuances of confidentiality.
Meltdown & Spectre
Meltdown & Spectre
News outlets clamored this week to report a severe design flaw in all modern processors, including Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. In sum, the bugs - Meltdown and Spectre - allow applications, malware, and JavaScript running in web browsers, to obtain sensitive data.