The Compliance Digest

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Spotlight on Training

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great time for your compliance team to focus on educating staff. Read More

Companies Still Unprepared for GDPR Compliance

Over half of UK businesses aren’t compliant with the GDPR more than 15 months after its introduction, despite many reporting data security incidents to the ICO, according to new research from Egress. Read More

Five Cybersecurity Myths to Leave Behind in 2019

The following article dispels common cybersecurity myths to enhance your firm’s overall cybersecurity intelligence and preparedness. Read More

FINRA Publishes New Cybersecurity Report

If FINRA’s recent cybersecurity report is any indication, Cybersecurity programs will be a top priority for the self-regulatory authority in 2019. Read More

The 25 Worst Passwords of 2018

Password-management company SplashData releases its annual list of the worst passwords of the year. Read More

The 25 Worst Passwords of 2017

For the seventh consecutive year, SplashData announced its annual "Worst Passwords List," highlighting the insecure password habits of today's internet users. Once again, "123456" and "password" maintained top positions in the number one and two spots, while "starwars," held onto the number sixteen spot as the movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released. Seems as though people drew inspiration from a galaxy far, far away to protect their data. Read More

FINRA Releases Video Series on Cybersecurity Pitfalls

In a three part video series, FINRA provides guidance on common deficiencies it has identified during its cybersecurity examinations of member firms. These failings include branch controls, data protection and password security and act as a to-do list of things broker-dealers should do to ensure their cybersecurity protocols are up to snuff. Read More

The 25 Worst Passwords of 2016

For the sizth consecutive year, SplashData announced its annual "Worst Passwords List," highlighting the insecure password habits of today's internet users. Once again, "123456" and "password" maintained top positions in the number one and two spots, while "starwars," "solo" and "princess" made their first appearance. It appears that, with the anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, several people drew inspiration from a galaxy far, far away to protect their data. Read More