NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Does your financial services firm know where its data is? With 78 percent of organizations experiencing a data breach during the past two years, according to TrendMicro, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment advisers and broker-dealers are at particular risk for a data breach. Cyber criminals go where the money is.
Financial services professionals can gain an inside look at how cyber-security threats can affect their business at "Cyber-Security: How Regulation and Risk Mitigation Are Reshaping Your Firm's Operations," a half-day conference on October 14 at the New York Athletic Club. The conference is organized by Regulatory Compliance, a leading financial services regulatory compliance firm, and Aponix Financial Technologists, a firm that conducts technology risk assessments for financial institutions.
"Data breaches have the potential to be a danger zone for financial services firms, and cyber-security is a new and evolving area of regulation," says Evan Ignall, Director of the Regulatory Compliance New York office and conference moderator. "This conference will provide real-world examples of cyber-security breaches and guidance on how firms can reduce risks and protect investors."
Keynote speaker Richard Jacobs, coordinating supervisory special agent for the FBI's New York cyber branch and an advisor on criminal and national security cyber investigations, will discuss data breach notifications and incident response requirements. In addition to participating in roundtable discussions, conference attendees also will hear from speakers about SEC alerts on cyber-security breaches and implementing cyber-security protections.
"Investment advisors, broker-dealers, and fund managers are wrestling with how to meet potential regulatory requirements relative to cyber-security," says Mark Alcaide, COO at Regulatory Compliance. "This conference will provide pragmatic, insightful conversations on how to interpret where regulations are going and where the dangers lie."
"Protecting a firm's intellectual property and systems need not be excessively onerous or cost-prohibitive," says Raj Bakhru, CFA, CEO of Aponix Financial Technologists and whose background stems from hedge fund technology. "We'll speak to the key elements of a sound information security program, as well as practical steps firms can take to dramatically mitigate these risks."
For more information on the cyber-security conference, visit etouches.com/nycyber or call (888) 734-2667. CPE Credits offered.
Sarah Vaira, Operations Manager
SOURCE Regulatory Compliance