Risk Assessments and Regulatory Compliance Testing Services

Technology and cloud assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, and cyber exams

We offer a variety of risk assessment services to help companies identify gaps in their cybersecurity and regulatory posture and identify technology-related risks. We can also conduct penetration testing and identify network vulnerabilities.

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Risk Assessments and Testing

We can conduct an assessment across 700+ topics to identify technology-related risks and provide recommendations for improvement.

Mock Regulatory Cyber Exams

We can help your firm prepare for an SEC, NFA, or FINRA cyber exam by reviewing your information security program from a regulator’s perspective.

Cyber threats are constantly evolving, so it’s important to stay on top of new threats and address them as quickly as possible. We provide regulatory and cyber alerts, paste site and domain registration monitoring, and staff phishing testing to help protect your company from cyber attacks

We can help identify network vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a hacker and lead to a breach through vulnerability scanning or penetration testing. 

 

We can help your firm better understand payment flow and fraud risk mitigation opportunities with payment flow review, risk analysis, and reporting.

Microsoft Office 365 Security and Cloud Assessments

Companies are increasingly moving to cloud-based services such as Microsoft® Office 365®. Many companies do not take full advantage of the available security settings, which can dramatically impact the security and regulatory posture of your environment. This is also true of other cloud environments. Our assessment can help determine whether your company’s cloud environment is configured to protect user identities, enable compliance oversight obligations, and identify data loss. Based on our findings, we can assist your company with developing a practical action plan to address key risks.

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Latest insights

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Global Cybersecurity Authorities Warn of Cyber Threats Against Managed Service Providers

The joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) advises that MSPs, are prime targets for cyber-attacks, a trend likely to continue for the foreseeable future, as threat actors aim to exploit the innate trust in MSP-customer relationships.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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SEC Increases The Size Of Their Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

With new challenges and risks crypto poses to investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission endeavors to dedicate more resources to protect market participants from securities law violations related to crypto.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
  • Compliance
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Cybersecurity And The Workplace: Part 3

In part 3 of our series, we discuss how to confront cybersecurity workforce shortages through flexible hiring and retention strategies

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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UPDATE: Okta Concludes Investigation, Determines Only Two Tenants Affected

An update from a previous cyber alert. Okta has revealed the impacted customers trace back to a January security incident.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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Microsoft Identifies Critical Remote Code Vulnerability

On April 12, 2022, Microsoft notified users of a remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2022-26809). Immediate patching is needed.

Cyber Alert
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Resources
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Checklist: How to Ensure Compliance with Financial Sanctions Obligations

Responding to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the UK Government has imposed sanctions on Russia. FCA-regulated firms are obligated to implement systems and controls to prevent financial crime. With the authorities increasing their focus on financial sanctions, download our checklist to be sure you are considering key tasks.

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  • Cybersecurity
  • Managed Services
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Solution Spotlight

Aponix Protect™ comprehensive cybersecurity and technology risk solution

Aponix Protect helps firms address evolving cyber risks and threats to ensure that their cybersecurity needs are covered year-round. This solution is available in three tiers, each one designed to provide firms with a flexible, robust, responsive, and cost-effective cybersecurity program.

News

Celebrating Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, and we are happy to celebrate with the launch of our Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group!

ACA Mirabella Awarded HFM's Title of Best Regulatory Hosting Platform

ACA Mirabella are recognised as the hedge funds preferred provider, having once again been presented the title of Best Regulatory Hosting firm at the 2022 HFM European Services Awards. This is the seventh year in a row that ACA Mirabella has taken this title. Learn more about this win here.

Transaction Reporting Still Not a Priority for Firms, Despite Recent ESMA Fine

New research reveals that confidence among financial services firms in the quality of their own transaction reporting is declining – down to 65% from 87% in 2021. This confirms concerns around inaccurate regulatory reporting leading to fears of undetected market abuse and an inability to monitor for systemic risks.

Upcoming events

Compliance Officer: The Roles and Responsibilities - 18 May 2022

The role of the Compliance Officer is a mandatory position in all firms in the Financial Services Industry. They play a major role in assisting Senior Management to ensure that appropriate and effective systems and controls are in place to achieve and maintain compliance with the applicable Rules. While the nature of the Compliance Function is likely to differ from one firm to another, this course provides an easy to follow breakdown of what the Regulator expects of a Compliance Officer and explains, in practical terms how the regulatory expectations and those of Senior Management can be achieved.

Online Training

2022 SEC Priorities and Focus Areas

We will discuss how the 2022 SEC Examination Priorities, Risk Alerts and new proposed rules may impact your firm and your compliance program.

Webcast

Annual Compliance Training - 7 June 2022

The regulator is clear, you and your team must review your competence and training needs regularly. This course is designed specifically to assist all staff in meeting and staying up to date with their statutory and regulatory obligations.

Online Training