In a recent member survey commissioned by the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), cybersecurity improvement will be the number one technology investment in 2017. The study also shows cybersecurity as advisers' primary compliance concern. The study recommends that the scrutiny of third-party vendors be of utmost importance in designing a cybersecurity program. Passing the blame baton after a data breach could be mitigated if firms conduct proper upfront analysis and monitoring, although even highly sophisticated systems are still vulnerable. This is easier said than done as technology is a rapidly evolving, complex engine with high upkeep costs. Investing in a plan is critical not only because tougher regulations are on the horizon, but also for the mental preparation and protocol that can minimize the impact when it does happen.
This event will feature a panel of experts who will cover cyber threats and defenses in the world of investment management. The program will address a variety of cybersecurity issues, including:
Registration is free of charge for investment professionals interested in cybersecurity issues.