The SEC continues to emphasize that cyber security protection is critical to the operations of financial markets. In its recently released National Exam Program Examination Priorities, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) reiterated that the Commission is focused on working with firms to identify and manage cyber security preparedness in the securities industry. NRS Cyber Security Review and our cyber security compliance professionals are here to support your efforts to remain in compliance in this challenging domain.
From emerging cyber-threats, to State and Federal mandates, CCOs must focus their time on marrying the right policies and procedures with the right technology solutions to secure the firm’s perimeter and mitigate risks. OCIE’s examinations focus, in part, on identification of risks and cyber security governance, protection of firm networks and information, risks associated with remote customer access, risks associated with vendors and third parties and detection of unauthorized activity.
Relying on the experience gained from providing custom compliance and technology services and solutions to the financial services industry, NRS offers a ‘right-sized’ approach that helps firms identify their cyber security risks: from closing the gaps that exist in a firm’s IT security infrastructure, to developing in-depth and customized cyber security policies with a focus on compliance.
NRS can deliver custom programs that help firms:
- Assess Cyber security risks
- Develop the right policies and procedures
- Train staff to think compliance first
- Support the business through annual updates, reviews and strategic planning
- Test vulnerabilities and application security
- Manage the security risks with vendors and conduct the necessary due diligence