2018 Webinar - Cybersecurity in 2018: The Toughest Year Yet for the Financial Services Industry

When:  Apr 26, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

Registration for the live webinar has closed. 

One of the biggest business risks to the financial service industry is cybercrime. Cybercriminals are after banking and financial credentials, trading and investor information or strategies, consumer data, business and tax filing, fraudulent redemptions and more. Breaches can result in financial loss, disruption of operation, compromised confidential information and reputational damage. This significant risk has prompted regulators to put a stronger focus on cybersecurity in 2018.

The SEC added a cybersecurity unit in late 2017 and on February 21, 2018 issued new guidance to assist public firms in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. This guidance focuses on the importance of cybersecurity policies and procedures and ensuring that senior management considers cybersecurity risks as a part of their fiduciary care. Finally, it includes guidance on timely breach notification to senior management, timely notification and disclosures to investors and trading blackouts following a breach in these policies. The guidance builds on the SEC’s 2018 annual priorities, which include Governance and Risk Assessment, Access Rights and Controls, Data Loss Prevention, Vendor Management, Training and Incident Response.

In addition to the SEC guidance, financial firms will also have to navigate new state level regulations like the NYCRR 500 – with many requirements coming into effect between January and September 2018 – and global regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in May 2018.

In this webinar, we will discuss how to navigate regulations and explore cyber-attack trends, best practices, and proactive measures to reduce your cyber threat profile, mitigate risk, and avoiding regulatory investigations and investor disclosures.

Topics Covered

  • Why regulators are putting a focus on cybersecurity in 2018
  • New SEC cybersecurity guidance and what it means for firms
  • Other cybersecurity regulations impacting the financial industry
  • How to incorporate cybersecurity into your business strategy
  • How to reduce your cyber threat profile, mitigate risk and avoid regulatory investigations and investor disclosures


Eldon Sprickerhoff is the founder and Chief Security Strategist of eSentire. He created the company in response to the incipient yet rapidly growing demand for a more proactive approach to preventing and investigating information security breaches. Now with over twenty years of tactical experience, he is acknowledged as a subject matter expert in information security analysis. Eldon holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo. Download to see image


Registration for the live webinar closes on Wednesday, April 25, at noon ET.

IAA Members and IAA Associate Members: The live webinar and a link to the recording are complimentary.

Non-Member Registration Fees: The recording will be available for purchase after April 26. Contact iaaevents@investmentadviser.org to purchase the recording ($250).

Cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing no later than noon on Wednesday, April 25. There are no refunds for cancellations after this date. Email your requests to megan.olson@investmentadviser.org.

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eSentire, a leader in continuous advanced threat protection solutions and managed cybersecurity services, challenges legacy security approaches, combining behavior-based analytics, immediate mitigation and actionable intelligence on a 24x7x365 basis. For more information visit www.esentire.com.