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Tag Archives: Cybersecurity

“The Opinions Offered Today Are Mine Alone And Do Not Represent The Commission” — A Summary Of Recent Remarks From SEC And CFTC Officials

Posted in CFTC, SEC
Selflessly, Blaine Doyle recently attended a presentation here in Chicago by the SEC and CFTC, so you didn’t have to do it yourself.  Here is his recount of the highlights. – Alan Anyone who has sat through a talk by financial regulators is undoubtedly familiar with the refrain from the individuals that they do not… Continue Reading

FINRA’S 2018 Exam Priorities Reflect Business As Usual

Posted in Annual Report, Cybersecurity, Disclosure, FINRA, Outside business activities
I would imagine that the point of FINRA releasing its list of exam priorities each year is to help firms who are actually going to be examined, by providing a glimpse into FINRA’s playbook so they can address, proactively, the issues they know FINRA will focus on. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, right? … Continue Reading

Ransomware In 2017: Not A Pretty Picture

Posted in Cybersecurity, FINRA, SEC
I am happy to share this post from my colleague, Greg Stein, about ransomware.  While ransomware is not something unique to the financial services industry, because, as criminal Willie Sutton famously answered when asked why he robbed banks, our industry is “where the money is,” BDs, IAs and banks do seem to attract more than their fair… Continue Reading

WannaCry Virus Triggers SEC Security Alert To BDs And Investment Management Firms

Posted in Cybersecurity, FINRA, Investment Management firm
Readers of this blog know that sales practice issues represent my sweet-spot.  Today, in what is probably a welcome departure from my rants, my partner (and co-chair of Ulmer’s Financial Services & Securities Litigation Group) Fran Goins, who knows all things about data privacy and cybersecurity, offers some helpful advice on dealing with the WannaCry… Continue Reading
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