Cybersecurity Solutions

Cybersecurity Solutions

Cybersecurity is a growing concern to investors, investment managers, service providers, regulators, and the entire country as a whole. Large-scale information breaches have raised the awareness of the dangers of cybersecurity and the immediate need to assess the quality of controls currently in-place to protect the data maintained.

In order to address many of the concerns of the SEC, Investment Advisers, Broker-Dealers, and Mutual Fund Boards will need an expert with a cross disciplined expertise in both Compliance and IT. Vigilant is well positioned to help your business create and sustain an effective compliance policy. A cybersecurity risk assessment is critical to keep you, your clients, and your business safe from threats. Contact one of our experts via phone or fill out a contact form today.

Vigilant’s Cybersecurity Consulting Solutions

Gold
  • Policy Checklist and Gap Analysis*
  • IT Governance Review*
  • Model Cybersecurity Policies*
  • Network Vulnerability Scan
  • Patch Management Assessment
  • Perimeter Security Scanning
  • Active Directory Assessment
  • Internal Security Scanning
  • On premise appliance to facilitate scanning and minimize business disruption*

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all work is being done remotely for the near future.

Platinum
  • Policy Checklist and Gap Analysis*
  • IT Governance Review*
  • Model Cybersecurity Policies*
  • Semiannual Network Vulnerability Scan
  • Onsite Interviews and Testing
  • Patch Management Assessment
  • Quarterly Perimeter Security Scanning
  • Semiannual Active Directory Assessment
  • Internal Security Scanning
  • Unlimited Access to Experts to Review Future Technology Implementations
  • On premise appliance to facilitate scanning and minimize business disruption*

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all work is being done remotely for the near future.

A La Carte
  • Penetration Testing
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Cybersecurity Training
  • Disaster Recovery Assessments
  • Drafting Policies and Procedures
  • Additional Services Upon Request

Partnership with SSD Technology Partners

Vigilant has partnered with SSD Technology Partners to provide a full service Cybersecurity Solution of testing and analysis for Boards and Advisers. SSD was founded in 1983 as Software Services of Delaware, Inc., and prides itself on its ability to do “everything IT.” From cybersecurity assessment, application integration, business continuity, or disaster recovery, SSD has the experience and resources to not only assess IT infrastructure, but mitigate the risks and implement additional controls in response cybersecurity testing and analysis.

Vigilant’s Cybersecurity Solutions

As part of its Cybersecurity Solution, Vigilant and SSD implement a thorough review and risk assessment process designed to make and prioritize recommendations to improve a business’s security. This includes internal and external threat assessments, recommendations for remediation and strategic planning. Risk assessments are conducted through a combination of automated testing, interviews and process reviews. All of the assessments are tailored to the size and needs of your organization.

Results of the cybersecurity review and assessment are then compiled and reported back to Mutual Fund Boards and Senior Management of Investment Advisers. In addition, Clients are provided with a written information and security policy and incident response policy tailored to their business and IT infrastructure utilizing industry best practices.

Proactive Cybersecurity Solutions

Salvatore Faia, President of Vigilant, a leader in compliance solutions to the investment management industry stated,

“Cybersecurity is going to remain a focus of the SEC in the foreseeable future. The SEC has given Mutual Funds and Investment Advisers a good road map of the issues they should be focusing on. Vigilant is advising its Fund and Adviser clients to take definitive steps in response to the SEC’s recent guidance. Vigilant is currently establishing policies and procedures for Investment Advisers and Mutual Fund Boards to assist them in upholding their fiduciary duty to their clients and investors by adequately overseeing and addressing cybersecurity risks.”

Protect Yourself and Your Business

In summation, as set forth in several press releases over the past year and a half, the SEC has identified many concerns relating to cybersecurity. The majority of the SEC’s concern relates to cybersecurity governance, identification and assessment of cybersecurity risks, protection of networks and information, risks associated with remote customer access and fund transfer requests, risks associated with vendors and other third parties, detection of unauthorized activity, and experiences with certain cybersecurity threats. In order to address many of the concerns of the SEC, Investment Advisers and Mutual Fund Boards will need an expert with a cross disciplined expertise in both Compliance and IT. With offices in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C., Vigilant is well positioned to help your business create and sustain an effective compliance program. A cybersecurity risk assessment is critical to keep you, your customers, and your business safe from threats. Contact one of our experts via phone or fill out a contact form today.

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