In our increasingly digital world, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. With the ever-growing threat landscape and the constant evolution of cyberattacks, it has become imperative to take proactive measures to safeguard our online presence, data, and privacy.
October is recognized as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to highlight the significance of cybersecurity and discuss the steps individuals and organizations can take to protect themselves in this interconnected age. To celebrate, listed below are courses that firms can add to their training programs this month to help review online safety practices, identify data vulnerabilities, and implement steps to protect themselves against cyber-attacks — and commemorate Cybersecurity Awareness Month accordingly, of course.
Customer Data Protection
Course ID: 17698
As a registered representative, you need to know and follow your firm’s policies and procedures for customer data protection and understand that failing to protect nonpublic personal information (NPI) subjects customers to identify theft. This course discusses ways in which client data can be compromised, should you fail to recognize and implement security measures at your practice.
Course ID: 17706
As firms increase reliance on technology to conduct their operations, the risks to firms associated with cybersecurity continue to increase. This course provides representatives with background knowledge of cybersecurity risks and best practices, including phishing tactics, vendor management controls, information sharing, and much more.
Course ID: 17700
This course examines various targets and types of cyber-attacks, their threat to the financial industry, disclosure requirements for FINRA-registered firms, regulatory measures to prevent cybercrime, and practical steps toward cybersecurity. Practical advice for representatives on steps to reduce risk will be discussed, as well as the consequences to firms for failing to protect against cybersecurity threats
Identity Theft Prevention And The Financial Services Industry
Course ID: 17730
This course examines the primary rules that protect customer information and the role employees play in recognizing identity theft red flags and will uncover the various methods used by hackers to steal customer identities. This course is beneficial for all firms, as training is required to comply with the Federal Trade Commission FACT Act Identity Theft Rules.
Identity Theft: It’s Everyone’s Business
Course ID: 17732
Protection of financial and personal customer information is a key responsibility and obligation of FINRA member firms. This course provides representatives with a comprehensive overview of identity theft and lists out the steps they can take while conducting their day-to-day business to help ensure consumer data is kept out of the hands of criminals.
Information Security: Protecting You, Your Clients, And Your Firm
Course ID: 17734
This course covers concepts to help registered representatives and supervisors understand procedures for protecting confidential personal customer information and detecting possible breaches in information security. It will also provide suggestions for what to do if customer information is compromised and steps to take to better protect this information.
Phishing Awareness – The Human Factor Of Security
Course ID: 10114
Targeted phishing attacks are the most significant threats to organizations operating in today’s digital business environment. This problem has costly consequences for organizations and is often the result of unprepared individuals at affected companies. In this course, we define phishing, present techniques used to carry out an attack, as well as provide tips on how to prevent an incident at your firm.
Cybersecurity For Supervisors
Course ID: 10263
This course is intended for supervisors and examines the various targets of cyber-attacks, their threat to the financial industry and practical steps toward cybersecurity. Topics covered in this course include unauthorized access, operational disruption, disclosure of risk factors and cyber attack events, and regulatory guidance and rulemaking.
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