FINRA’s 2021 Cybersecurity Focus

Since FINRA began publishing its annual examination priorities letter in 2006, each year cybersecurity and the protection of customer information have been identified as a top priority. The 2021 Report on FINRA’s Examination and Risk Monitoring Programs is no exception. As evidence of its concerns about cybersecurity risk, FINRA has hired a number of individuals… READ MORE

FINRA Notice – Heightened Terror Threat Risk

Last week FINRA posted a Notice to members outlining steps firms may consider taking to be prepared and respond to cyberattacks and other business disruptions.  The Notice was prompted by a Bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which noted that Iran and its partners have demonstrated the intent and capability to conduct… READ MORE

New Podcast: The NIST Privacy Framework

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies) published in January 2020 its Privacy Framework, “a voluntary tool developed in collaboration with stakeholders intended to help organizations identify and manage privacy risk to build innovative products and services while protecting individuals’ privacy.”  In this week’s Oyster Stew podcast, Oyster Consultant Tim Buckler explains what the Privacy… READ MORE