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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