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October 21, 2020
We were delighted to host Phil Venables, Board Director and Senior Advisor (Risk and Cybersecurity) for Goldman Sachs at our first-ever Cyber Week.  This fireside chat with Mike Pappacena, Partner, ACA Aponix is now available to watch on-demand.
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October 21, 2020
The ability to manage growing operational risks effectively, efficiently, and promptly determines a firm’s level of operational resilience and can help them manage RiskMutation™.
October 13, 2020
We’re excited to announce ACA Aponix®'s Portfolio Company Risk Management and Monitoring solution, PortCo Defend™, a cybersecurity program and dashboard designed to help private equity firms assess and centrally monitor security threats and risks for their investment portfolio companies (PortCos).
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October 9, 2020
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has issued an alert regarding the appearance of fake emails purporting to be from the authority requesting that recipients fill out a survey. Learn what to look out for and how to protect your firm.
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October 9, 2020
U.S. companies are finding themselves on uncertain terrain as they struggle to understand the implications of the recent EU decision to strike down the Privacy Shield agreement  Get ACA's guidance on what steps to take to reduce risk in data transfers.
October 6, 2020
We’re excited to announce our new complete cybersecurity program, Aponix Protect, a comprehensive cybersecurity and technology solution offering provides firms with a risk management framework to boost cyber and operational resilience.
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October 2, 2020
On October 1, the U.S. Treasury’s FinCEN and OFAC issued advisories warning of the growing threat of ransomware to U.S. business and individuals, describing recent trends in that area of digital crime, and pointing to the needs for proper safeguards and reporting, especially in light of potential violations of sanctions rulings.  
October 1, 2020
Kick off Cybersecurity Awareness month by joining us for two days dedicated to the cybersecurity challenges and issues faced by financial services firms. ACA's first-ever Cyber Week on October 6-7 is free to attend. 
September 28, 2020
Cyber threats are constantly evolving and hackers are always looking for new methods to attack -  stay on top of new threats and address them as quickly as possible by subscribing to our free cyber alerts.
September 22, 2020
Read how ACA Aponix delivered a comprehensive risk management solution to address both public and private networks for large telecom. 
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September 17, 2020
The SEC OCIE has issued an alert warning of an increase in the use of the “credential stuffing” tactic in attacks against SEC registrants, including broker-dealers, investment advisers, and investment companies. Credential stuffing can significantly increase financial, regulatory, legal, and reputational risk to firms and OCIE has made recommendations for protecting client accounts.
FINRA Warns of Fake Agency Website
August 17, 2020
FINRA issued an alert regarding the appearance of a fake website purporting to be from the authority. The fake website uses the domain “finnra.org” in which the letter “n” appears twice.