Askari Foy Named Thought Leader by SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018

August 30, 2018

We’re proud to announce that Askari Foy, Head of ACA's Global Regulatory Cybersecurity Practice, has been named a Thought Leader by the SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 2018. The awards recognize executive and professional leaders for their unique and inspirational contributions that have shaped the industry, improved security, and had a positive impact on cybersecurity.

"It's a privilege to accept this award and to be considered a thought leader in the cybersecurity community," said Askari Foy, Managing Director at ACA Aponix. "Achieving regulatory cybersecurity compliance is no easy task. It is extremely fulfilling to have the opportunity to provide guidance to firms, help them navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape, and deliver targeted advice to assist in not only meeting the constantly evolving regulatory standards but staying ahead of both regulators and cybercriminals."

In Askari's latest blog post, he shares 5 key considerations that investment companies can implement to help mitigate cybersecurity risk and protect their fund's assets.

About Askari Foy

Askari Foy is a Managing Director overseeing ACA Aponix's Global Regulatory Cybersecurity Practice. He joined ACA after serving for over 13 years with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), where he was most recently Associate Director and Head of the National Technology Controls Program (“TCP”) with the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”). TCP conducts cybersecurity examinations of registered investment advisers, broker-dealers, national securities exchanges, clearing agencies, automated trading systems, and self-regulatory organizations to ensure compliance with federal securities laws. As head of the TCP, Askari developed and implemented cybersecurity risk-based examination and surveillance strategies that promoted the importance of cybersecurity and IT Governance structure among SEC registrants. Askari was also a contributor to the implementation of Regulation SCI, which focuses on critical market infrastructure and is used as a guideline for investment adviser and broker-dealer examinations.

About ACA Aponix

ACA Aponix, a division of ACA Compliance Group, provides cybersecurity and technology risk assessments, vendor and M&A diligence services, network testing, and advisory services. Our team of highly experienced technologists combines expertise across the breadth of cybersecurity and information technology. Our award-winning Technology Risk Assessment is designed to address the latest requirements from regulators and boards. We offer a suite of consulting and advisory services designed to help firms uncover risks and identify deficiencies in their cybersecurity policies, procedures, and controls.

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