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Thomas Deinet, HFSB

How to protect one’s digital footprint

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 13:14

The way that fund managers protect their data goes far beyond thinking about the four walls of their office. The way we work has revolutionised in recent times, as technology advances, especially cloud technology, redefining what the workplace actually is. With wifi, cloud platforms, and mobile phones, a hedge fund CEO could, if they wished to, run their business from a beach in Martinique. But with every upside there is always a downside. And today, that means that protecting one’s perimeter has become a far greater challenge.  »

Kaleigh Alessandro, Eze Castle Integration

Here are investment managers’ biggest cyber security fears

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 09:12

By Kaleigh Alessandro (pictured), Eze Castle Integration – There’s a lot to fear in the cyber world and hackers’ techniques are only getting more advanced. Their weapons of choice vary in scope and substance, but regardless of the threat actor, investment management firms must employ rigid and resilient protections to ward off the equally sophisticated cyber threats that continue to surface.  »

SEI's Codify takes on three new participants

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 10:00

SEI has welcomed three new participants to Codify, the company’s new Regulation Technology (RegTech) incubator. Codify is the first London-based incubator designed solely for financial regulation technology developers. »

CheckRecipient raises USD2.7m

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 08:41

CheckRecipient, a machine learning start-up that aims to end the problem of misaddressed emails, has raised USD2.7 million in a round co-led by Accel and LocalGlobe, with the participation of Winton Ventures, Amadeus Capital Partners and Crane. »

Phishing hook

Cyber safety best practices: How to avoid phishing scams 

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:36

Social engineering schemes continue to grow in their sophistication, and phishing campaigns, in particular, are causing concern as they make their way to employee inboxes. These fraudulent email campaigns appear legitimate and take advantage of employees who are often too busy or simply unprepared to identify a scam (disclaimer: phishing is not specific to email; scams occur via phone & other communication methods also).  »

CyLon launches eight cyber security firms in fifth cohort

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 14:24

Cyber London (CyLon), the dedicated cyber security accelerator, has announced the eight security start-ups participating in its fifth programme. CyLon has already accelerated 31 companies since its launch in April 2015. »

Cyber-security firm ZoneFox closes GBP3.6 million funding round

Wed, 01/03/2017 - 13:27

Cyber-security software firm ZoneFox has closed a GBP3.6 million Series A funding round led by Scottish business angel investment syndicate Archangels, with co-investment from The Scottish Investment Bank and TriCap. »

ACA Aponix expands portfolio company review and diligence offering

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 08:46

ACA Compliance Group has appointed Chad Neale as a managing director with ACA Aponix, its cybersecurity and risk division. »

Financial services businesses see high levels of fraud and risk incidents in 2016

Financial services businesses see high levels of fraud and risk incidents in 2016

Tue, 17/01/2017 - 12:49

Fraud, cyber and security incidents are now the “new normal” for financial services companies across the world, according to the executives surveyed in the 2016/17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report. »

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Cybersecurity a key priority for PE firms’ IT spend

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 19:05

Increased protection against growing cybersecurity threats will be a top driver impact private equity firms’ IT spend in the next 12 months, according to a survey by Eze Castle Integration. »

Chris Grandi, Abacus

AbacusFLEX Private Cloud conforms to UK cyber security guidelines

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 08:31

Abacus Group, a provider of hosted cloud IT solutions for alternative investment funds, has welcomed the launch of the UK’s new National CyberSecurity Strategy, which includes stepped up efforts to combat data breaches, identify theft, fraud and money laundering in the financial services sector. »

C5 Capital acquires ITC Secure Networking

Tue, 08/11/2016 - 09:10

C5 Capital, a technology investment firm focusing on the cyber security, data and cloud computing sectors, has acquired ITC Secure Networking for GBP24 million. »

Karamba Security secures investment from Fontinalis Partners

Fri, 30/09/2016 - 10:02

Karamba Security, a company that develops autonomous cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, has secured an investment from Fontinalis Partners. »

SecurityMatters raises funding from Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Wed, 21/09/2016 - 14:21

One of EIT Digital’s supported scale-ups, SecurityMatters, a provider of advanced cyber security solutions for industrial control systems, has raised funding from four prime investment groups, including Robert Bosch Venture Capital. »

ID Experts closes USD27.5m funding round

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 07:57

ID Experts, a provider of software and services for cyber breach and identity fraud protection, has raised a USD27.5 million round of equity funding. »

Eze Castle Integration expands cybersecurity offering for investment firms

Eze Castle Integration expands cybersecurity offering for investment firms

Tue, 16/08/2016 - 09:53

Eze Castle Integration has expanded its cybersecurity consulting services for investment firms and will now offer vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and third-party due diligence audits to all firms across the investment industry. »

Dean Hill

For start-ups: Four pillars of cyber security defence

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:38

By Dean Hill, Executive Director, Eze Castle Integration - There is no shortage of threats to financial services firms, and the list of requirements from investors and regulators alike is growing at a rapid pace. As a startup, it's important to demonstrate to investors that you take your business seriously, hence, investments in operational excellence are required. On the cybersecurity front, that means leveraging technology infrastructure with robust, security-rich features including intrusion detection and ongoing traffic monitoring, regular vulnerability assessments and next-generation software, firewalls and patches to keep hackers out and firm assets secure. »


Data Privacy and Sovereignty - Untangling global regulations

Fri, 22/04/2016 - 08:51

The migration to cloud-based IT systems is forcing governments to update privacy regulations to meet evolving data sovereignty requirements. This new report from Ovum “Data privacy laws: Cutting the red tape” shows results of an international survey on the effects of these evolving regulations on businesses. »

Jamie Hadfield, Gen II

Why PE managers should view cybersecurity like personal hygiene

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:46

The attraction for private equity as an alternative asset class is as strong as perhaps it has ever been. As the results of a recent E&Y survey reveal (Positioning to win: 2015 global private equity survey), 19 per cent of investors said they currently allocate up to 5 per cent of capital to private equity, but 39 per cent said they allocate more than 25 per cent.  »

Meghan McAlpine

Increased competition for investor capital and a trend for more transparency

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 17:03

By Meghan McAlpine – Given the uptick in new funds being raised, competition for investors’ capital has increased significantly.  Investors are being more thorough in the diligence process and almost always requesting more information than what’s presented in a standard DDQ. In order to compete for this capital, fund managers are providing a substantial amount of information to investors.   »

Mike Steed, Paladin

Weapons of mass cyber destruction

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 08:51

Paladin Capital Group, headquartered in Washington DC, is a leading global private equity investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies; particularly those that are developing new technologies in the cybersecurity space.  »

Daren Glenister, IntraLinks

Five security-related New Year’s resolutions

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 12:22

By Daren Glenister (pictured), Field CTO for Intralinks – Will 2016 be the year that businesses finally stop being their own worst enemies when it comes to data security? In 2015, incident after incident demonstrated that management and IT staff are largely oblivious to bad employee practices, such as the use of unsanctioned, consumer-grade file sharing apps. And, if they are aware of the behaviours, they’re often unaware of the associated risks.  »

Matthew Martindale, KPMG

Cybersecurity simulation tests can help managers shut the back door

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 16:41

On 22 September, the SEC hit RT Jones Capital Equities Management, a St Louis-based investment adviser with a USD75k penalty for failing to have sufficient cybersecurity policies and procedures in place. This led to the personally identifiable information of approximately 100,000 individuals, including thousands of its own clients, being compromised when the web server it used was hacked in July 2013. »


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