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November 16, 2018

Did you miss our California Consumer Privacy Act webcast? ACA Aponix's Alex Scheinman shares what you need to know about the regulation and how you can prepare for the compliance deadline.

ACA Aponix taking control of vendor risk
November 9, 2018

ACA's Jeff Rowley and Sara Laverick share a 6-step approach to stay on top of the vendors your company uses, and to ensure that their cyber and technology risks are accounted for and under control.

November 7, 2018

ACA’s Chris Stover shares 4 ways to prevent breaches and test your company’s security controls.

November 2, 2018

Did you miss our vendor risk management webcast? ACA Aponix's Marc Lotti shares tips from the session for a team approach to vendor risk management.

November 1, 2018

This case study explains how a private equity firm utilized ACA's M&A diligence and advisory services to determine the security of their target's integrated platform and necessary investment in technology, processes, and personnel to support their investment thesis.

October 30, 2018

The recent increase in high-profile cyber incidents, such as the September 2018 Facebook breach, have put millions of people around the world at risk for identity theft and other cyber-crimes. This blog post contains tips and information you can share with your family and friends about staying safe online.

October 23, 2018

Our homes are becoming increasingly connected to the outside world through "smart" devices, which work together over your Wi-Fi network to make your home more comfortable, safe, and convenient. With all of this convenience comes a great deal of risk. Here are tips for securing your smart devices.

October 17, 2018

The more information you allow your smartphone apps to share, the easier it will be for hackers to steal this information and use it for malicious purposes. This post discusses best practices for securing your mobile device and the apps you install.

October 9, 2018

In the wake of the recent Facebook breach and other high-profile cyber incidents, cybersecurity experts are predicting that we may see aftershocks and secondary breaches for many years to come. Here are some ways you can control the amount of personal information about you that is available online.

October 3, 2018

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Our 2018 theme is Online Safety for Children. Check out our resources for parents and caregivers on how to keep kids ages 3-18 safe online.

September 26, 2018

This case study explains how a global private equity fund manager utilized ACA's vendor management outsourcing service to reduce vendor management costs by 67.5% and decrease the time spent performing diligence from 12 hours to 30 minutes per vendor. 

August 30, 2018

Missed the 2018 DEF CON Security Conference? ACA Aponix's Justin Karpenski shares 8 key takeaways from one of the world's largest security conferences.

August 23, 2018

ACA’s Askari Foy and Thomas Riley recently hosted a live webcast discussing cybersecurity best practices and trends for fund boards, sub-advisers, and investment company service providers with cybersecurity oversight. This post provides key takeaways from the webcast that investment companies can implement to help mitigate cybersecurity risk and protect the fund's assets and reputation. 

August 8, 2018

ACA Aponix Partner Mike Pappacena provides the key elements to building a strong cybersecurity program that not only protects your business and data, but also keeps regulators away.