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FS-ISAC Collaborates with IIAC and SIFMA on First Monthly Update on Cybersecurity (IIAC Blog)

FS-ISAC Collaborates with IIAC and SIFMA on First Monthly Update on Cybersecurity (IIAC Blog)

The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) and the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) are working together to provide to you a monthly newsletter that highlights cybersecurity topics and emerging threats to the securities industry within North America.

The information provided in the monthly newsletter is intended to increase the cybersecurity awareness of an organization’s end users and to help them behave in a more secure manner.

The October issue is available here.

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Cybersecurity in the Financial Industry – Presentation (IIAC Blog)

Cybersecurity in the Financial Industry – Presentation (IIAC Blog)

On November 9, 2015, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Knowledge Bureau’s Distinguished Advisor Conference. The topic of my presentation was Cybersecurity in the Financial Industry. I set out the six elements of an effective cybersecurity plan. I described the sophistication and global dimensions of the cyber threat and the serious consequences of such an attack to firms and clients. The presentation also gave me an opportunity to explain the IIAC’s role in raising awareness and assisting dealer Member firms to put in place defenses to counter the cyber threat. You can watch my presentation.

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Ian Russell On BNN – The Six Elements of an Effective Cybersecurity Plan (IIAC Blog)

Ian Russell On BNN – The Six Elements of an Effective Cybersecurity Plan (IIAC Blog)

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The Six Elements of an Effective Cybersecurity Plan (IIAC Blog)

The Six Elements of an Effective Cybersecurity Plan (IIAC Blog)

On November 9, 2015, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Knowledge Bureau’s Distinguished Advisor Conference. The audience included both IIROC- and MFDA-registered advisors.

The topic of my presentation was Cybersecurity in the Financial Industry. I described the sophistication and global dimensions of the cyber threat and the serious consequences of such an attack to firms and clients. The presentation also gave me an opportunity to explain the IIAC’s role in raising awareness and assisting dealer Member firms to put in place defenses to counter the cyber threat.

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Investment Executive Examines New Cybersecurity Resource Centre on iiac.ca

Investment Executive Examines New Cybersecurity Resource Centre on iiac.ca

The IIAC is committed to assisting our members in their efforts to be cyber-resilient. The new cybersecurity section of our website contains information, tools and links to resources intended to assist firms in developing and maintaining their cybersecurity plans. For more information, please visit the IIAC’s Cybersecurity Resource Centre or click here to access Tessie Sanci’s article on investmentexecutive.com.

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IIAC 2015 Cybersecurity Conference a Resounding Success

IIAC 2015 Cybersecurity Conference a Resounding Success

More than 120 participants took part in the full-day conference with local and international experts to assist IIAC members in protecting their firm and clients against cyber attacks.

Participants heard from our keynote speaker, Michael Calce (aka Mafiaboy), who, at age 15, caused $1.2 billion in damages by bringing down the websites of Amazon, CNN, Dell, E*Trade, eBay, and Yahoo!. His actions – which were eventually stopped following a major RCMP/FBI sting operation – incited panic from Silicon Valley to the White House.

Topics of discussion at the conference included:

Establishing a Governance and Risk Management Framework to Promote … Continue reading

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2015 IIAC Cybersecurity Conference

2015 IIAC Cybersecurity Conference

Date:  June 4, 2015Time:  7:45 am – 5:00 pmPlace:  St. Andrews Club and Conference Centre150 King Street West, 16th Floor (Garden Room), Toronto

Featuring Keynote Speaker Michael Calce a.k.a. Mafiaboy

Hear first-hand from Michael Calce who, at age 15, brought down the world’s largest websites and caused $1.2 billion in damages by crashing the websites of Amazon, CNN, Dell, E*Trade, eBay, and Yahoo!.  His actions – which were eventually stopped following a major FBI sting operation – incited panic from Silicon Valley to the White House.  Michael Calce’s story is a captivating behind-the scenes tour of hacking and proof … Continue reading

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Free Cybersecurity Webinar

Free Cybersecurity Webinar

Where in the World is your Data?  Presented by NPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The IIAC is working with members and industry experts to develop various tools and resources to assist Member firms with their cybersecurity preparedness, and to highlight some existing helpful sources of information. To this end, IIAC members are invited to register for a complimentary webinar hosted by NPC on February 12, 2015 titled “Where in the world is your data? Data protection in the age of device-independence and the Cloud.”

For details and registration, click here.

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Banks Continue to Battle Cybersecurity Challenges

Banks Continue to Battle Cybersecurity Challenges

CDW Financial Services has produced a compelling infographic regarding the challenges facing the financial services industry when it comes to cybersecurity.  In an effort to determine the extent of the threats, CDW surveyed more than 150 U.S. bank managers familiar with cybersecurity issues.

 

Take a look at our latest infographic, which debunks cybersecurity myths, highlights vulnerabilities and provides an overview of best-in-class solutions to keep cyber criminals at bay.

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