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ACA's Password Best Practices

Password Strength Best Practices

Passwords are the most common method of authentication, but remembering a unique password for each account you have can be a pain. Here are ACA Aponix's best practices for creating and managing passwords to help protect your accounts from a cyber-attack.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
Protect Your Data at Home

Protecting Your Home's Smart Devices

Our homes are becoming increasingly connected to the outside world through "smart" devices, which work together over your Wi-Fi network to make your home more comfortable, safe, and convenient. Common smart devices include thermostats, televisions, light bulbs, and surveillance systems.

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  • Cybersecurity
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Protect Your Online Identity

Protecting Your Online Identity

As cyber security attacks continue to increase in frequency and complexity alongside evolving technologies, the COVID-19 pandemic, and remote work and school, it is essential to prioritize protecting your identity online. Here are some ways you can control the amount of personal information that is available online.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
Talking to your family about cybersecurity

Talking to Your Family and Friends About Cybersecurity

The recent increase in high-profile cyber incidents have put millions of people around the world at risk for identity theft and other cyber-crimes. This blog post contains tips and information you can share with your family and friends about staying safe online.

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  • Cybersecurity
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FINRA Reminds Firms of Supervisory Obligations Related to Outsourcing to Third-Party Vendors

FINRA recently issued a notice to members reminding them of their third-party vendor supervisory obligations. It provides guidance regarding conducting diligence, onboarding the vendor, and supervision of the vendor's activities.

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Now Open: 2021 ACA Group and NSCP Cybersecurity Programs Survey

We're pleased to announce that we've again partnered with the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) to provide financial services firms with an opportunity to gain insight into cybersecurity compliance programs across the industry.

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  • Cybersecurity
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Regulatory Changes Force Private Fund Managers to Re-Focus on IRRs or Face Fundraising Hurdles

In this blog we will try to address how fund managers can overcome this fundraising hurdle, and some key misconceptions.

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  • Performance
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IFPR is Just 100 Days Away: Are You Ready?

There are just 100 days until the Investment Firm Prudential Regime #IFPR comes into force. Are you ready? We've created a checklist capturing 13 considerations for successful implementation of the required changes ahead of the 1 Jan 2022 deadline.

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  • Compliance
  • Managed Services
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Ransomware 101 Part 2: How to Prevent and Detect a Ransomware Attack

Our Ransomware 101 blog series addresses multiple aspects of the ransomware issue, including what you should know and what you should do to protect your firm, your clients, and your finances. In part one, we discussed the evolving and growing threat of ransomware. In this article (part two), we’ll provide a framework for what your organization can do to prevent and detect ransomware attacks.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources

NFA Announces Amendments to Interpretive Notice 9002 Regarding Branch Office Registration

On September 16, 2021, the National Futures Association (“NFA”) issued a Notice to Members I-21-28 regarding changes to the definition of a branch office under NFA Interpretive Notice 9002. The rule was a response from the NFA in the recent trend in hybrid work environments as more employees are working from their homes.

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  • Compliance