OCIE’s Cybersecurity exams 2016: what you need to know now

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SEC Cybersecurity ExamsWe are all aware that more high-profile cyber attacks are expected, so it is no surprise that the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) have stated that cybersecurity will continue to be a priority for 2016.

In fact, The OCIE announced that the cybersecurity exams will include more in-depth assessments procedures and control implementations within organizations, but more ...

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SEC Could Pressure Companies To Tighten CyberSecurity

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SEC data breach reportingThe Securities and Exchange Commission is advancing measures that would require publicly owned companies to disclose more information about their cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including data breaches.

The requirements could put pressure on companies to tighten their own security, because the SEC rules would let the public know how well firms are securing their private information.

On Tuesday, the White House launched a new ...

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SEC Exam Chief Plans Cybersecurity Guidance For Advisors

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Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Director Drew Bowden said Wednesday he hopes to publish cybersecurity guidance for financial advisors this year.Rather than provide a list of best practices or rules, the guidance will offer a report on how prepared the financial services industry is on cybersecurity so advisors can compare it to what they are doing, the OCIE chief said.

He noted OCIE has ...

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SEC to Launch Cybersecurity Exams

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Sec cybersecurity auditWill Assess More than 50 Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisers

If you’re an investment advisor or broker dealer, the time is rapidly approaching when you’ll be subjected to an SEC cybersecurity readiness audit.  Are you prepared?

The Securities and Exchange Commission is planning to conduct more than 50 examinations to assess cybersecurity preparedness in the securities industry and to obtain information about the industry’s recent experiences with certain types of cyberthreats.

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SEC Struggles on Cyber-Security

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If you’re sick of reading about cyber-security then you’ll want to find another article to read right now because we’re going to talk about cyber-security here.

Not only are we talking about it but apparently the Securities and Exchange Commission spent 5 hours talking about it last week at it’s cyber-security roundtable. The Center for Audit Quality published guidance on cyber-security risks one day before ...

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