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BYOD Tips to improve safety

July 30th, 2021

Lax bring your own device (BYOD) policies are a growing concern for all businesses, including RIAs. If you’re not managing your firm’s BYOD policy properly, it can pose a host of security risks. Below are some of the inherent security risks of BYOD. Loss or theft of devices – Employees often bring their personal devices […]

VoIP systems basics for your RIA

July 27th, 2021

Many businesses still rely heavily on landlines, which remain one of the first points of contact businesses have with their customers. With the marriage of traditional telephony and digital connectivity comes a more affordable and reliable option: internet phones.

Look to Microsoft Defender for endpoint protection at your RIA

July 27th, 2021

RIAs deal with such highly sensitive information that they cannot rely on just basic data protection for their network. Sensitive data requires advanced protection, which is why many RIAs are looking for reliable endpoint security solutions that won’t break the bank.

The cost of a ransomware breach at your RIA

July 20th, 2021

A breach or ransomware attach at your RIA will result in a cost to many different sides of your business. There are some obvious impacts, but there are also some often overlooked areas that you should be aware of.

Financial implications

Depending on the type of breach and what was compromised, you may be facing a series of financial payments as a result.

Improving RIA compliance with Microsoft Compliance Manager

June 28th, 2021

Not all RIA firms have the labor force and resources to focus solely on compliance like large corporations do. That’s why RIAs should be aware of tools like Microsoft 365’s Compliance Manager to help with their compliance needs.

What is Microsoft Compliance Manager?
Compliance Manager is Microsoft’s proprietary compliance management solution that you can access via the Microsoft 365 compliance center.

Man-in-the-Middle Attack – SCAM OF THE MONTH

June 25th, 2021

Mina was traveling abroad and enjoying a life-changing cultural experience. She was always on the go, taking in all the city sights she could see while updating her blog along the way. To make her blog upload efforts easier, Mina set her phone up with the AutoConnect feature so she could automatically connect to any Wi-Fi network that she'd previously connected to.

What is endpoint security and is your RIA on top of it?

June 25th, 2021

Cybersecurity is critical for modern organizations but even more so for RIAs and other financial services providers. Not only do you have to steer clear of opportunistic cybercriminals, but you must also proactively comply with the increasingly stringent requirements of both the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority when it comes to protecting valuable data.

Securing your RIA’s cloud apps

June 23rd, 2021

Are you aware of all the devices, apps, and other technology your staff use for work? From personal smartphones to social media apps and productivity software to mail services and personal cloud storage, it’s possible that the employees at your RIA firm are using devices, software, and services without the knowledge of management or your IT services provider.

Microsoft 365 E5 provides Identity Protection for your RIA

May 26th, 2021

The vast majority of security breaches today occur when attackers gain access to an IT environment using stolen identities or accounts. It’s therefore crucial that you monitor your RIA firm’s accounts and passwords to determine if they have been compromised.

Protecting your data when a RIA departs the company

May 26th, 2021

When employees leave, they are required to return all the company-issued items in their possession. These include all the data they had access to in the course of their tenure. This is especially important in the finance industry, as RIAs handle sensitive personal and financial data for their clients.