National Regulatory Services (NRS), the leader in compliance solutions and services for financial services firms, and Fortress Information Security, a rapidly growing information security and risk mitigation company, have announced a partnership to offer a new cybersecurity consulting service. The combined proposition aims to ensure that organizations of all sizes are both protected from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats and also compliant with the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity financial rules, regulations and guidelines.
The collaboration between NRS and Fortress will offer clients the various components needed to implement a full cybersecurity program – from the development of in-depth cybersecurity policies to the ability to test for vulnerabilities and manage risk with third-party vendors. The service, which will help investment advisors and broker-dealers deploy strategies to secure their data and operate in compliance, will be fully customizable to fit different business needs, risk profiles and budgets.
John Gebauer, President of NRS, said: “The increasingly sophisticated cyber threats facing organizations today have led to new and expanding regulations and compliance obligations, designed to protect consumers from highly damaging breaches and hacks. As the cybersecurity landscape evolves, it is essential for organizations to rapidly upskill and upgrade their compliance programs to ensure they are always operating in compliance with current legislation and equipped to defend against emerging threats. We know this can be a significant challenge, which is why we have joined forces with Fortress Information Security to deliver a new tailored consulting service which answers the unique needs of broker-dealers and investment advisers.”
“Securing our clients’ technology environment and implementing the right policies and procedures is key to ensuring on-going compliance”, said Alex Santos, CEO of Fortress. “Our joint offering with NRS enables our clients to obtain holistic compliance and information security expertise under one umbrella, and ultimately, helps them to secure the critical information that is at the core of a safe and secure financial system infrastructure.”
More information on NRS can be found at www.nrs-inc.com.
For more information on Fortress Information Systems, please visit www.fortressinfosec.com
Notes to editors:
Owned by the RELX Group, National Regulatory Services (NRS) is part of Accuity, the global standard for payment efficiency and compliance solutions. NRS is the US leader in compliance and registration products and services for investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge funds, investment companies and insurance institutions. NRS has the practical expertise, proven capability and unparalleled reach to deliver integrated and effective compliance solutions to a wide range of users within the financial services industry. NRS delivers these solutions through three interrelated offerings – comprehensive education, best-in-class technology and expert consulting services – enabling our clients to meet their regulatory requirements and minimize risk. For more information, visit www.nrs-inc.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Accuity offers a suite of innovative solutions for payments and compliance professionals, from comprehensive data and software that manage risk and compliance, to flexible tools that optimise payments pathways. With deep expertise and industry-leading data-enabled solutions from the Fircosoft, Bankers Almanac and NRS brands, our portfolio delivers protection for individual and organizational reputations.
Part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, Accuity has been delivering solutions to banks and businesses worldwide for 180 years.
About Fortress Information Security
Fortress Information Security is a cyber security company redefining traditional risk management. We are one of the first cyber security companies to seamlessly bundle innovative technology, risk intelligence and service delivery into a central platform. We focus on financial services and other industries that comprise America’s critical infrastructure and partner with companies with highly-regulated and distributed networks. Unlike traditional outsourcing and advisory firms, Fortress’ always-on, co-managed platform combines managed services, next-gen security technology and vulnerability management tools, to more efficiently operationalize findings, remediation and risk management across the enterprise. Fortress offers total cyber security protection aimed at plugging the weak links in a company’s cyber security environment including supply chain risk and the gaps between in-house IT & outsourcing vendors. The Fortress Platform provides continuous monitoring and management of cyber threats emanating from a company’s attack surface. The company is headquartered in Orlando, FL, and more information is at https://www.fortressinfosec.com/.