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Understanding the Risk And Protecting Yourself from Payment Fraud
February 19, 2020
Payment fraud threats are a major concern for financial services firms globally, with fraud trends reflecting a continued and sustained growth over the past few years. It has become essential that firms are proactive in predicting and assessing their exposure to these threats in order to mitigate the likelihood and impact of a payment fraud incident. 
M&A Due Diligence Challenges: Transition Management
February 5, 2020
Our M&A Due Diligence Challenges blog series addresses the changing nature of IT, cybersecurity, and data privacy and how investors can manage these risks and increase their chances of achieving a successful M&A transaction. Part 2 covers Transition Management and Day 1 / 100 days planning.
7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft During the 2020 Tax Season
February 3, 2020
This week is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in the U.S. As tax filing season kicks off, it’s important to be on the lookout for tax scams. We share our tips for staying diligent and resources to share with your employees and friends.
SEC OCIE Cyber and Resiliency Observations
January 28, 2020
SEC's OCIE released Cybersecurity and Resiliency Observations from its examinations of SEC-registered firms. Here's what you need to know.
January 28, 2020
Data Privacy Day is a great opportunity to evaluate your level of data privacy compliance for your firm, especially for CCPA. Join our webcast with Compliance Week to learn what you need to know about this new privacy regulation.
10 Cybersecurity Trends for 2020
January 27, 2020
As we begin 2020, here’s a list of 20 cybersecurity trends and predictions to prepare for in the coming year.
Microsoft Issues Patch for Critical Security Vulnerability
January 16, 2020
Learn what actions to take regarding the recent Microsoft® security update to the CryptoAPI component (Crypt32.dll). 
Cloudhopper Cyber Alert
January 7, 2020
Learn more about the Cloudhopper cloud managed service provider breach and determine what actions your firm may need to take by January 10.
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December 30, 2019
Recap of our 2019 product updates, insights, webcasts, and other resources for  ACA Aponix cybersecurity and privacy services.
CA AG Signals Approach to Upcoming CCPA Enforcement
December 16, 2019
In a December 10 interview, California Attorney General (AG) Xavier Becerra provided insight into planned enforcement for the upcoming implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Per the interview, the effort firms take to comply will affect the severity the AG takes in enforcement.
Cyber Monday Cyber Safety Tips
December 2, 2019
It’s Cyber Monday, the unofficial start to the online holiday shopping season. In the wake of the recent Macy’s breach and other high-profile cyber incidents, it’s important to protect your online identity by controlling the amount of personal information that is available online and ensure that your data is transmitted safely every time you use your credit card online. Here are a few tips for cyber safety on Cyber Monday.
Hong Kong SFC Issues New Guidelines on Electronic Data Storage
November 8, 2019
Learn more about the new guidelines on Electronic Data Storage issued by the Hong Kong SFC.