The 'Data Security: Balancing security & transparency in the digital age ' special report comprises four separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Private equity firms are having to double down on cyber risks in the current climate, as hackers exploit the chaos caused by Covid-19 to target PE-backed companies with ransomware attacks. In a recent Bloomberg article, the point was made that as many PE owners have deep pockets, they are a prime target for ransomware attackers, especially those driving operational efficiencies to improve a company’s P&L position; this can, in certain circumstances, lead to stripped back cybersecurity operations.
At Donnelley Financial Solutions (‘DFIN’), a leading risk and compliance solutions provider, security is embedded in its DNA. Over the years, the firm has built out an array of financial technologies to support its clients as they operate in increasingly complex markets, where risks come in a variety of forms; not least of which is the constant threat to data security.
The increasing pressures on private equity firms to follow compliance rules and maintain transparency, coupled with the plethora of online systems to manage several communication avenues and priorities both internally and externally, are presenting some very real challenges for financial organisations today.
By Paul Harragan, EY – For many large cap and mid-market funds, cybersecurity risk is no longer a topic that is left off the boardroom agenda, in-fact effective cybersecurity risk management is considered a key driver for value creation.