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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