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Cybersecurity Seminar Podcast

Cybersecurity is all over the media and with good reason – one breach and it can damage the best company’s credibility and have devastating effects on your clients.

Knowing how to prevent cyber- attacks is not only a best practice, but critical if you want to help safeguard your clients’ accounts. Register for this seminar and learn what you need to be doing now to strengthen your cybersecurity policies and IT defenses. As a hedge fund, broker-dealer, bank or other industry player this seminar will provide steps to take now and key considerations for the future.

On June 11, Cooperman hosted a roundtable entitled “Cybersecurity for Financial Institutions: The Time is Now ” in the New York City office featuring Megan Garufi, Partner and Thomas Titus, Information Security Engineer, Citrin Cooperman.


The seminar consisted of a panel of industry experts (from right to left), Vinod Paul, Managing Director, Service & Business Development, Eze Castle Integration, Inc., Thomas Van Lenten CPA, Director, CFO Consulting Partners, Thomas Titus, Information Security Engineer, Citrin Cooperman, and Joseph Boryshansky, Partner, Akin Gump.  Moderated by Megan Garufi, co-practice leader in Citrin Cooperman’s Financial Services Practice, the panel discussion focused on issues such as:

  • •  Current cybersecurity threats, the framework, and guidance to best defend against those threats
  • •  Cybersecurity and financial service entities
  • •  Observations from recent SEC cybersecurity exams

Listen to the podcast highlights or download the full podcast below.

1. From an SEC perspective, what should investment advisors be thinking about when it comes to cybersecurity? Listen Here


2. From a FINRA perspective and a broker-dealer perspective, what are you seeing, is there any regulatory guidelines out there, SEC seems to be putting stuff out all the time? Listen Here


3. What do you think the biggest threat is? It sounds like maybe the biggest threat is the actual employees themselves and not having the right people? Listen Here

4. What are you seeing on your end as some of the major challenges to establish these programs? Listen Here


5. What have you been seeing from the regulators when they come in, obviously they want to see your compliance manuals, or your written supervisory procedures, where do they go next? Listen Here


6. There’s moving parts here: technology, regulation, management, and people. Is there a governance model that will actually work that will get everything together so you can be comfortable? Listen Here

Download the full podcast.

For more information on Citrin Cooperman Financial Services Practice, contact Megan Garufi at 212.697.1000 x1523 or via email.