Kirk Samuels

Executive Director, Cybersecurity

Kirk is Agio’s Executive Director of Cybersecurity, focused on developing and delivering cybersecurity services to private equity firms. His expertise includes risk assessment, incident response, web development security, payment card industry (PCI) compliance, and cryptocurrency security. Kirk is an (ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional, PCI Associate Qualified Security Assessor, Blockchain Council Certified Cryptocurrency Expert, (ISC) Certified Cloud Security Professional and has earned a Cloud Security Alliance Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge.


Articles by Kirk Samuels


What is the best database for a hedge fund?
What is the best database for a hedge fund?

The best database for a hedge fund prioritizes scalability, performance,…


Cyber Governance
SEC Fines R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. Over $2 Million for Cybersecurity-Related Violations

The SEC announced on June 18, 2024, that R.R. Donnelley…


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SEC Releases New Statement on its Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements

On May 21, 2024, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)…


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Navigating the Intersection of Cybersecurity & Compliance

The  cybersecurity risk management regulations for publicly traded companies, issued by…


Cyber Governance
Be ready for the new SEC Cybersecurity Risk Management Rules

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is set to pass…


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7 Things To Do To Prepare For The SEC’s Cyber Risk Management Rules

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently issued final…


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SEC Disclosure Rule for Public Companies: Reportable Material Incident

Understanding the New Rule In a move to standardize and…


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SEC’s Final Rule for Public Companies on Cybersecurity Risk Management

Recognizing the increasingly sophisticated nature of cyber threats, the Securities…


Cyber Governance
Is Governance Missing From Your Firm’s Approach to Cybersecurity?

In April 2023 the National Institute of Standards and Technology…


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Proton Announces Proton Pass: The Next-Level Password Manager

With password-related vulnerabilities among the most common cyber-attack vectors in…


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Vendor Due Diligence Cybersecurity Checklist for New SEC Rules

Critical business operations rely on technology and tech suppliers. As…


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SEC Cybersecurity Rule Changes: The Straight Path to Now

On February 9th, 2022 the United States Securities and Exchange…


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SEC Rule 38a-2 Means You Can’t Ignore Cyber Governance Anymore

On February 9, 2022, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) published…


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Changes in Cybersecurity are Coming in 2022

In 2021, SEC Commissioner Elad L. Roisman gave a speech…


Colonial Pipeline Ransomware: What We Can Learn from This Attack

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in May 2021 had the most far-reaching impact of…


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Keep Your Data Safe During a Nation-State Threat

Just when you think the dust has settled from the…


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Your Network is Only as Secure as Your Vendors’ Networks

With supply chain attacks dominating recent headlines, companies are re-evaluating how third-party vendor behavior…


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Are Portfolio Companies Ready for Business as Usual?

Coming out of the height of COVID-19, how are portfolio…

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Are Your Portfolio Companies Vulnerable to COVID-19 Phishing Scams?

Phishing attacks targeting private equity firms’ portfolio companies aren’t new,…


How To Protect Private Equity Firms From Wire Transfer Fraud

Wire and payment transfer fraud are two of the top…


Your Portfolio Companies are Under Siege

In light of an increased threat of cyber-attacks from Iran,…


Changing Threat of Email Attacks on Private Equity Firms

Email attacks continue to be the most used and most…


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Here are the Top 3 Portfolio Company Cybersecurity Risks

As breaches and compliance violations increase in the headlines, private…


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How the Most Secure Private Equity Firms Manage Deal Data

“We can’t do that,” was the response from IT. The…

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