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Cyber Security—“Trouble Times Two” for Securities Industry Firms

By Karen A. Steighner, MBA

In spite of the seemingly never-ending stream of new regulation in the financial services industry, failure to be aware of heightened regulatory concern and not developing an effective Cyber Security program is particularly problematic for broker dealers, advisers and other securities market participants. The consequences of not doing so not only leave the firm particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of a cyber attack, but also to a regulatory violation—twice the trouble. Dealing with the expansive and expensive damage resulting from a cyber attack is two-fold and substantially more onerous than actually developing and implementing an effective plan.

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