February 28, 2019

Cisco Webex Cybersecurity Alert: Cisco has identified a vulnerability in its Webex Meetings Desktop App and Webex Productivity Tools. By invoking the update service command with a crafted argument, an authenticated, local attacker could run arbitrary commands with SYSTEM level user privileges. The vulnerability may also be exploited remotely in Active Directory deployments by leveraging…

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CYBERSECURITY NEWS ALERT: CFTC’s First Ever Examination Priorities

February 26, 2019

On February 12, 2019, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released its first-ever examination priorities for registrants of the Division of Market Oversight (DMO), Division of Swap Dealer & Intermediary Oversight (DSIO), and Division of Clearing & Risk (DCR). A notable inclusion in the examination priorities is service provider oversight.

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February 13, 2019

Microsoft has recently identified a vulnerability (CVE-2019-0676) within Internet Explorer (IE). When IE improperly handles objects in memory, it is possible for an attacker to test for the presence of files on disk. Attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending the user a link leading to a malicious website and coercing them to follow the…

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Cybersecurity News Alert: SEC Infiltration EDGAR System Hack

January 16, 2019

On Tuesday, January 15th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it charged nine defendants in an alleged hack of the SEC’s EDGAR system. The hackers allegedly infiltrated the SEC EDGAR system and extracted nonpublic information to use for illegal trading, ultimately profiting $4,135,015 in the process.

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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Alert – Microsoft Windows

January 9, 2019

Microsoft Windows Alert: Microsoft has recently identified a vulnerability in its Windows products. The vulnerability could allow a local attacker to elevate privileges on the targeted Windows-based system. A successful attack would require user-level access and would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges and compromise the system entirely.

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Cybersecurity Risk Alert – NFA

January 7, 2019

The National Futures Association (NFA) recently amended the NFA Compliance Rules 2-9, 2-36, and 2-49: Information Systems Security Programs. The amendments address three areas originally covered in the 2016 Interpretive Notice and go into effect on April 1, 2019. The amendments are as follows: Cybersecurity Training Previously, the NFA required employee cybersecurity training upon hire and…

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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Alert – Cisco

December 27, 2018

Cisco Cybersecurity Alert: NOTE: This vulnerability affects Cisco ASA Software that is running on any Cisco product that has web management access enabled.

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Cybersecurity News Alert – Microsoft

December 21, 2018

Microsoft Internet Explorer Alert: On Wednesday, December 19th, Microsoft released a critical security update for Internet Explorer after receiving a report about a new vulnerability being used in targeted attacks. The browser’s vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the same user rights as the current user. If that user has administrative rights, the attacker…

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Cybersecurity News Alert – U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

December 20, 2018

SEC Cybersecurity News Alert: On Thursday, December 20th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the examination priorities for 2019. The SEC has shifted their examination priorities from years past in an effort to adapt to emerging risks, but cybersecurity continues to remain a top priority for the SEC. The SEC will be focusing…

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December 20, 2018

Cybersecurity News Alert December 2018: On December 20th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released a report detailing the effective cybersecurity practices and common risks observed during recent examinations. The report focused on the following key areas: Branch Controls Phishing Attacks Insider Threats Penetration Testing Mobile Device Security Branch Controls: Maintaining rigorous cybersecurity controls is…

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Nearly one-third of firms face up to 10 cyber attacks – Business Insurance

November 20, 2018

A report by U.K.-based Sapio Research found that more than 30% of local financial firms suffered up to 10 cyberattacks in the last 12 months, reported. The report found that financial firms experienced an average of five attacks apiece. Nearly half of IT executives said that small businesses do not know how to implement…

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“Tech Talk: Drawbridge Partners” – HFM Global

October 30, 2018

HFMTechnology recently spoke with Drawbridge’s Managing Partner, Jason Elmer, who provided his insight and expertise on the exceptional benefits of providing global cyber-security practices in the Alternative Investment space. “We saw a gap in the marketplace for alternative investment managers that were looking for a cyber-security partner who was well-versed on the ins and outs…

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