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The Ideal Cybersecurity Client
The Ideal Cybersecurity Client
Most respectable service organizations periodically review their client population with the intent of understanding what makes a good client or what clients are the best fit.  They may conduct client…
Top 3 Hedge Fund Cybersecurity Threats
Top 3 Hedge Fund Cybersecurity Threats
Agio has been helping hedge fund clients improve their cybersecurity posture for nearly a decade. Whether the client’s motivation stems from regulatory or legal requirements, the response to a…
Here are the Top 3 Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Risks
Here are the Top 3 Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Risks
As breaches and compliance violations increase in the headlines, private equity firms have a growing need to assess the cybersecurity of their portfolio companies to identify the risks and gaps…
Everything You Need to Know About the NY Shield Act
Everything You Need to Know About the NY Shield Act
On July 25, 2019 Governor Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), amending the state’s data breach notification law and expanding the requirements…
Your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are No Longer Receiving Security Updates
Your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are No Longer Receiving Security Updates
Back in January 2010 when SQL Server 2008 R2 was released, the world was a different place.  The very first iPad had yet to be sold, Alabama beat Texas to…
How to Start a Private Equity Firm
How to Start a Private Equity Firm
You’re looking to start a private equity firm and it’s a big task. There are dozens of things to wrap your mind around, from raising funds to purchasing companies –…
DDQs for Alternative Investment Firms
DDQs for Alternative Investment Firms
As the CTO, COO or CFO of a hedge fund, you’re all too familiar with your investors providing you time-consuming due diligence questionnaires (DDQs) to audit your operational safeguards and…
How the Most Secure Private Equity Firms Manage Deal Data
How the Most Secure Private Equity Firms Manage Deal Data
“We can’t do that,” was the response from IT. The request came last year from counsel after the private equity firm decided not to move forward with a new acquisition, which meant it needed to remove all related deal data from its systems.
The When & Why for MongoDB
The When & Why for MongoDB
MongoDB has been around since 2007, but only recently started getting more attention as a viable database solution. I’m often asked why I would choose MongoDB over SQL, and here are the reasons I usually give...
Why your accidental DBA strategy isn’t good enough
Why your accidental DBA strategy isn’t good enough
If you aren’t being proactive when managing your database environment, you’re essentially waiting for on an outage or critical issue to identify issues in production. Isn’t that too late?
Your Top 5 DBA Mistakes
Your Top 5 DBA Mistakes
One of the first steps when onboarding a client to Agio’s DBA Service, is to dig deep into their environment, ensuring everything is configured according to best practices and industries standards.
Business Email Compromise (BEC)
Business Email Compromise (BEC)
The FBI has identified business email compromise, or BEC, as one of the most ubiquitous forms of cybercrime in use today.
Your Antivirus Solution Alone, Stinks
Your Antivirus Solution Alone, Stinks
That’s right, it’s not as good as it should be, but let’s redirect blame to the bad actors and the ingenious methods they use to evade your end point security.
CIS Controls v7
CIS Controls v7
Worms, viruses, phishing, advanced persistent threats (APT), IoT devices, users clicking on bad links, attacks from organized nation states...where do you start to defend?
Why did we acquire a cybersecurity firm?
Why did we acquire a cybersecurity firm?
In order to achieve our vision, we had to have the skills, methodology and overall infusion of cybersecurity leadership and discipline into our firm.