Why CCOs Can’t Ignore This Cybersecurity Month

The pandemic has moved cybersecurity up on the list of concerns for many CCOs. Especially as remote work becomes the rule rather than the exception, the use of potentially unsecured personal devices, videoconferencing platforms, and team collaboration applications have skyrocketed.

These threats will likely continue, as many companies continue to accelerate their digitalization efforts. In fact, a recent Deloitte report found that a majority of financial institutions are evaluating permanent work-from-home conditions, for at least part of their staff.

Taking note of this trend, both the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) have issued advisories this month that aim to increase cybersecurity awareness, assist financial institutions in detecting and reporting ransomware activity, and highlight potential sanctions risks for facilitating ransomware payments.

With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it seems that regulators are not the only ones that need to prioritize security. Following in suit, we’re featuring a few of our most popular cybersecurity courses to help firms, and their internal staff, review online safety practices, identify data vulnerabilities, and implement steps to protect themselves against cyber-attacks.

Customer Data Protection

This course discusses ways in which client data can be compromised, should you fail to recognize and implement security measures at your practice.

Cybersecurity: Phishing

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.

Cybersecurity

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 cybercrimes and practical steps toward cybersecurity.

Identity Theft Prevention And The Financial Services Industry

This course examines the primary rules that protect customer information and the role employees play in identifying identity theft red flags.

Identity Theft: It’s Everyone Business

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

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.

Phishing Awareness – The Human Factor Of Security

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

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.

Privacy, Confidentiality And Information Security

This course outlines privacy and confidentiality rights and protections, as well as some of the latest threats and methods for protecting electronic data, including emails, wireless networks and mobile devices.

To view Quest CE’s complete cybersecurity course library, click here.

To learn more about Quest CE’s compliance training solutions, please contact Quest CE at 877-593-3366 or email info@questce.com.