Ransomware and Extortion

Over the past few months there have been a number of 2016 surveys looking at various aspects of information security, all drawing comparisons on the previous annual surveys, all highlighting trends. A sobering take-home from the majority of reports is that they back up strident headlines warning of the rise [...]

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Shadow IT and File Sharing

For a long time now, email has been the way firms share documents. It is an easy to use and ubiquitous technology. Sending a document as an email attachment with track changes has been a long-standing means of document collaboration. Email does not, however, always provide a solution. What if [...]

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In The Clouds

Aside from a paper last year on ‘off-the-shelf’ banking solutions, the FCA has not been particularly vocal on information systems and their attendant security in the past. However, with the publication of GC 15/6 ”Proposed guidance for firms outsourcing to the ‘cloud’ and other third-party IT services” this month, this [...]

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Cyber Security 101: Educate

AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association, launched its Guide to Sound Practices for Cyber Security yesterday with a panel discussion hosted by MacFarlanes. The guide is relatively short for such a large subject, but information dense. It is pragmatic and helpful and has been targeted at the hedge fund and [...]

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