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Floreat backs cybersecurity market with two major investments

Fri, 26/10/2018 - 10:34

Floreat has backed two privately-owned cyber security companies as part of its growth strategy in the private equity market. »

Cybersecurity

The risks of ineffective patch management

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 07:06

A string of high-profile ransomware attacks in recent years, led by the WannaCry attack in May 2017, has led to a growing awareness among the business community on the importance of proper patch management.  »

Olivia Munro, EzeCastle Integration

Seven questions to help you evaluate your firm's IT vulnerabilities

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 08:06

By Olivia Munro, EzeCastle Integration – With Cybersecurity Awareness Month steadily approaching in October, there's no time like the present to evaluate your firm's IT vulnerabilities and take steps to mitigate these threats. When looking for vulnerabilities in your organisation's IT, there are questions you can ask yourself to help you pinpoint the vulnerabilities and remediate the findings. Continue reading for 7 questions to ask yourself when beginning to evaluate your IT security. »

Seven steps to create a business continuity plan

Thu, 11/10/2018 - 16:49

By Amanda Daly, EzeCastle Integration - When confronted with unexpected business disruptions, alternative investment firms must react swiftly, methodically and successfully or else risk significant financial loss. This level of response requires extensive business continuity planning to ensure allspects of a firm’s business are evaluated and protected. In this blog, we will help you create a Business Continuity Plan and help you identify which threats pose a risk to your firm.  »

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Eze Castle launches an educational series for cybersecurity awareness month

Fri, 28/09/2018 - 17:48

You may have read in our recent blog posts that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Of course, at Eze Castle Integration, we love to talk about IT security for alternative investment and professional services firms. »

Technology risk

How is your firm mitigating technology risk?

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 12:34

Investment risk plays an important role in the life of a hedge fund manager, but technology risk should not. When it comes to your firm’s technology systems and operations, you want things to run efficiently, not add more stress to your already crowded plate. »

Amisha Shah, EzeCastle Integration

Your guide to building a strong human firewall

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 12:28

By Amisha Shah, EzeCastle Integration – With ‘Cybersecurity month’ approaching next month, now is the perfect time for firms to reflect on what’s often classed as a key contributing factor to cyber breaches – its employees. We hate to admit it, but human error tends to be the weakest link of any defence practices firms have in place. »

Sidestepping the sensationalism – Do cyber security incidents really impact valuations?

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 09:18

2016 was an interesting year for those interested in the impact of cyber security incidents on asset valuations. USD350 million (7.2 per cent) was wiped off Yahoo’s purchase price after it disclosed several cyber security incidents during its acquisition by Verizon. »

Half of private equity and real estate fund managers not satisfied with cybersecurity arrangements

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 09:51

Over half of private equity and real estate fund managers are less than satisfied with their firm’s current level of cybersecurity arrangements, according to a new survey carried out by fund administrator Augentius. »

Spring cleaning

Spring clean your firm’s cybersecurity defences

Tue, 01/05/2018 - 13:21

By George Ralph, RFA – It feels like the alternative investment sector is experiencing a bit of a hiatus right now; we’ve just dealt with MiFID II and are waiting to see how that beds in and GDPR is just weeks away from taking effect. »

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