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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Alert – Microsoft Windows

January 9, 2019

Microsoft has recently identified a vulnerability in its Windows products. The vulnerability could allow a local attacker to elevate privileges on the targeted Windows-based system. A successful attack would require user-level access and would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges and compromise the system entirely. Microsoft has released software updates to…

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Nathan Ford Joins Drawbridge Partners Executive Management Team as Partner

January 8, 2019

Former Eze Castle Integration Executive Director to lead Drawbridge Partners continued expansion Drawbridge Partners today announced that Nathan Ford has joined the cybersecurity consulting firm specializing in the needs of the financial services vertical, as Partner. In this new role, Mr. Ford will be responsible for supporting the continued growth, team build out, and deepening…

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Cybersecurity Risk Alert – NFA

January 7, 2019

The National Futures Association (“NFA”) recently amended the NFA Compliance Rules 2-9, 2-36, and 2-49: Information Systems Security Programs. The amendments address three areas originally covered in the 2016 Interpretive Notice and go into effect on April 1, 2019. The amendments are as follows: Cybersecurity Training Previously, the NFA required employee cybersecurity training upon hire and periodically…

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Cybersecurity Vulnerability Alert – Cisco

December 27, 2018

NOTE: This vulnerability affects Cisco ASA Software that is running on any Cisco product that has web management access enabled. On December 19th, Cisco identified a vulnerability in the authorization subsystem of ASA Software on Cisco products. This vulnerability would allow an authenticated, but unprivileged, remote attacker to perform privileged actions by using the web…

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Cybersecurity News Alert – Microsoft

December 21, 2018

On Wednesday December 19th, Microsoft released a critical security update for Internet Explorer after receiving a report about a new vulnerability being used in targeted attacks. The browser’s vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the same user rights as the current user. If that user has administrative rights, the attacker could then take control…

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Cybersecurity News Alert – U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”)

December 20, 2018

On Thursday December 20th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released the examination priorities for 2019. The SEC has shifted their examination priorities from years past in an effort to adapt with emerging risks, but cybersecurity continues to remain a top priority for the SEC. The SEC will be focusing on the following…

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CYBERSECURITY NEWS ALERT: December 2018

December 20, 2018

On December 20th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) released a report detailing the effective cybersecurity practices and common risks observed during recent examinations. The report focused on the following key areas: Branch Controls Phishing Attacks Insider Threats Penetration Testing Mobile Device Security Branch Controls: Maintaining rigorous cybersecurity controls are a firms best defense against attacks…

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Press Release: Drawbridge Partners Teams with CrowdStrike to Provide Industry-leading Incident Response Services to Alternative Investment Vertical

December 11, 2018

Stamford, CT – Drawbridge Partners, LLC today announced a partnership with CrowdStrike to provide incident response and proactive services within the Drawbridge Partners Cybersecurity offering. The financial services vertical is under heightened scrutiny by both investors and regulators to make sure they have a strong cybersecurity program in place. A good foundation can be built…

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Nearly one-third of firms face up to 10 cyber attacks – Business Insurance

November 20, 2018

A report by U.K.-based Sapio Research found that more than 30% of local financial firms suffered up to 10 cyber attacks in the last 12 months, Finance.co.uk reported. The report found that financial firms experienced an average of five attacks apiece. Nearly half of IT executives said that small businesses do not know how to…

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“Tech Talk: Drawbridge Partners” – HFM Global

October 30, 2018

HFMTechnology recently spoke with Drawbridge’s Managing Partner, Jason Elmer, who provided his insight and expertise on the exceptional benefits of providing global cyber-security practices in the Alternative Investment space. “We saw a gap in the marketplace for alternative investment managers that were looking for a cyber-security partner who was well-versed on the ins and outs…

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