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Eze Castle Launches an Educational Series for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You may have read in our recent blog posts that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Of course, at Eze Castle Integration, we love to talk about IT security for alternative investment and professional services firms. To participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Eze Castle Integration is launching a Cybersecurity Educational Series to guide the alternative investment industry through the complex and […]

Disaster Recovery Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

An often overlooked, but critical component of disaster recovery (DR) solutions is testing. If regular testing is a critical component of an effective DR solution, why do many firms fail to do so? The most common reasons include: a lack of time to commit to DR testing; a lack of understanding as to how to go about testing their solutions; and […]

Impact of Accepting or Declining Cookies

It’s likely that you’ve noticed a “Privacy and Cookie Policies” popup at the top or bottom of a web page while browsing the internet. You may even be mindlessly “Accepting” or “Declining” to give or deny the site permission to track your cookies without even thinking of the consequences. However, choosing to accept or decline a website’s cookies does impact […]

Standing Out: Critical Differentiators in Operational Due Diligence

During a recent event with EisnerAmper in New York City, we discussed Operational Due Diligence for investment management firms. We were lucky to be joined by Frank Napolitani from EisnerAmper, as well as ODD experts Maura Harris from Bostwick Capital and Beste Portnoff from Bessemer Trust. Steve Schoener from Eze Castle Integration covered cybersecurity and IT best practices and how it fits into […]

9 Steps to Create an Information Security Plan

In today’s changing regulatory and investor landscape, Information Security Plans are critical for alternative investment firms to comply with SEC regulations, due diligence requests and state laws. Our newest eBook, 9 Steps to Create an Information Security Plan, provides the steps and practical tips for your firm to apply to your information security strategy today. The eBook will answer the following questions: What is an Information […]

The EU’s GDPR – What Does it Mean for U.S. Based Firms?

As the deadline to the GDPR steadily approaches, it is important to start preparing for the regulation if you haven’t already.  In case you aren’t aware, the EU took a major step to protect their citizens’ personal data and privacy rights by instating the EU Greater Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is scheduled to go into effect on May 25, […]

Will Regulations Encourage Best Practices in the Crypto Market?

by David Drake Cryptocurrency and its driving technology, blockchain, have generated a global experience more than anything else in modern history. Globally, regulators have started looking into ways to address the various challenges posed by cryptocurrencies, particularly those that bypass financial firms, exchanges, banks and clearinghouses that are already regulated. Since current cryptocurrency players mostly operate outside the traditional financial system, […]

Essential Building Blocks to Hedge Fund Cyber Risk Management

The following article originally appeared in HFMWeek’s Cyber Compliance Focus. It’s not enough to have strong security policies. And it’s not enough to have robust technologies in place to ward off cyber threats. In truth, it’s not even enough to have both of these. An effective cybersecurity program, rather, can only be achieved through a consistent and comprehensive strategy that […]

Five Points from SEC’s 2016 Business Continuity Guidance Update

        In June 2016, the SEC delivered a guidance update for registered advisers regarding how funds (and their service providers) plan for potential business disruptions. Following are key takeaways from Eze Castle Integration’s Certified BCP Planners on how hedge funds and private equity firms can meet the SEC’s expectations around business continuity practices. Capture All Essential Components of […]

How to Create A Cyber Security Culture + Employee Security Awareness

Did you hear the story of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that lost $100 million to hackers? It happened in February 2016 and goes like this. The bank believes Chinese hackers executed a hack that allowed $100 million to be taken from the bank’s foreign exchange account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This is just the latest […]