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Service Spotlight: Protect your Firm with Drawbridge Vulnerability Management

June 16, 2021

Leaving your business even slightly vulnerable can give way to cyber attackers to wreak havoc on your company. Ensuring your company’s protection and security by seeking out and closing up vulnerable points of your business is pivotal to the long term success of your business. At Drawbridge, we dedicate ourselves to helping firms defend against…

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Preparing your hedge fund for the modern cybercriminal

May 6, 2021

Originally Published in Alternatives Watch. The familiar adage that “every organization is a target” when it comes to cyberattacks, solidifies its place as an undeniable truth for companies in all industries each year. Spring has barely begun and we have already seen what could be one of the biggest cyberattacks of 2021. When thousands of…

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Building a culture of security

April 28, 2021

Originally Published in Private Equity Wire. By A Paris — General partners (GPs) have a raft of technology solutions to choose from when looking to make sure their cybersecurity infrastructure is robust. Deploying state-of-the-art technology which meets the needs of the organisation and provides the security necessary is vital for GPs to continue operating, both from a…

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Ongoing maintenance vital for successful cybersecurity

April 4, 2021

Originally Published in Private Equity Wire. Cybersecurity cannot be a onetime implementation exercise. It requires ongoing management, review and maintenance. And although there has been significant growth in private equity (PE) managers adopting cybersecurity software and solutions, there is still considerable progress to be made. “It is clear we’re still working within an industry that…

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SEC Division of Examinations Announces 2021 Examination Priorities

March 16, 2021

This month, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations announced its 2021 examination priorities. The examination priorities are published each year, offering insights into those areas that the Division believes could present risks to investors and the U.S. capital markets. The Division will focus on climate-related risks, as well as conflicts of interest for…

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Microsoft’s Big Email Hack – Why it Matters and How to Protect Against these Attacks

March 15, 2021

The recent attack on Microsoft Exchange is further evidence of the risks businesses face with systems connected to the Internet. The mantra that it is not “if” a business gets attacked but “when” could not be more evident in systems like Exchange. This cyber event also brought to light how quickly an attack can escalate.…

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Data Privacy Day as an important reminder of data protection obligations

January 28, 2021

Data Privacy Day as an important reminder of data protection obligations    Today is Data Privacy Day or Data Protection Day in Europe, a global effort to empower individuals and business to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust. Launched in 2006 by the Council of Europe, Data Protection Day takes place on 28th January…

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Cybersecurity in 2021 – what can we expect?

December 31, 2020

Originally Published in Security Magazine. When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, organizations across the globe had to adapt and change the way they operate, fast. As we changed the way we work, cybercriminals followed because the modern criminal is constantly evolving in line with shifts in online behavior and trends. As we…

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U.S. Treasury, Commerce Departments hacked through SolarWinds compromise

December 16, 2020

Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday. In response to what may be a large-scale penetration of U.S. government agencies, the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm issued an emergency directive calling on all federal civilian agencies to scour their networks for…

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Remote Working: Securing Devices and Protecting Valuable Data

November 17, 2020

More than 7 months ago, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, many of us have made changes to our lifestyle, the way we live and work. As we all try to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, remote working has become normalised, and a necessity for many businesses. However, with…

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European Cybersecurity Month: Be Aware of Cyber Scams

October 19, 2020

It is officially the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) – EU’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among citizens and organizations through awareness raising and sharing of good practices. The motto of this year’s campaign is ‘Think Before U Click’, and a key theme explored by ECSM 2020 are cyber scams and the dangers they pose…

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Cisco Alert – Four High-Severity Flaws Found

August 7, 2020

Cisco is urging customers to update small business switches, its DNA Center software, routers with its StarOS software, and its AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN client for Windows. CVE-2020-3363: Cisco has disclosed a bug in the IPv6 packet processing engine of several Cisco Small Business Smart and Managed Switches that could allow a remote attacker without…

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