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IT Management, Security, Compliance for Regulated Firms

Contract Renewal Time: An Opportunity for Vendor Cyber Security Risk Assessment

Mar 21, 2019 10:54:01 AM / by Jennifer Valle, Director of Marketing and Operations posted in cyber security, assessment

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How to Review Third Parties to Assure They Don’t Create Vulnerabilities for Your Regulated Firm

When OCIE comes knocking to learn whether your regulated firm has robust cyber security policies and plans in place, one critical area of inquiry will be third-party cyber security risk management. They want to know if you’re performing a cyber security risk assessment of the vendors who have access to your data or network – and taking action based on the results.

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Recent DOJ Hacker Charges a Reminder: Do Network Penetration Testing, Patching for Cyber Security

Sep 27, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Eric Benda, CEO posted in cyber security, assessment, penetration testing

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Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against a N. Korean hacker who they say was behind such infamous incidents as the WannaCry ransomware attack, the attack on SONY over its release of a film unfavorable to N. Korean leader Kim Jung Un, and the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist.

The DOJ’s action is a reminder that businesses are vulnerable and must take proactive steps to assure cyber security – especially regulated companies. These steps include network penetration testing, ongoing identification and patching of software and network vulnerabilities and other measures.

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Get Our Cyber Security Self-Assessment Checklist

Sep 25, 2018 12:26:43 PM / by Eric Benda, CEO posted in Security, IT Support, cyber security, assessment

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Another Free Tool to Defend Against Hacker Threats

Here at Soundshore Technology Group we are increasingly focused on cyber security. We’ve just launched a second tool – a Cyber Security Self-Assessment Checklist -- that companies can download for free to help them look in the right places and ask the right questions to assure their networks and systems are defended. This follows a special offer for new and prospective customers that we launched a few weeks ago – a free external Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment, a process that we perform.

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Special Offer: Free Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessment Available to New STG Customers

Jul 30, 2018 3:50:44 PM / by Eric Benda, CEO posted in Security, IT Support, cyber security, assessment

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External Scan Is First Step to Protecting Financial Firms’ Client Data/Assets, Enhancing Reputation

We’re introducing an important offer for new and prospective customers – a complimentary Cyber Security Network Vulnerability Assessment. This offer addresses the critical need for financial services companies to be able to demonstrate proactive efforts to assure the security of their technology networks. Read on to learn why we’ve decided to do this and to get more details about the offer.

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