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02.13.2014   |   Blog Articles, FINRA, Securities Litigation, SIFMA

FINRA Conducting Cyber-Security Sweep Exam

Reacting in part to recent data-breaches and cyber-attacks on larger retailers, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) is conducting a targeted examination of some 20 broker-dealer member firms’ compliance and risk-management approaches to cyber-security, aimed at increasing regulators’ understanding of the cyber-security risk environment and various approaches and methods used throughout the industry. Wall Street conducted its second comprehensive cyber-security drill, Quantum Dawn 2, just this past July. The after-action study and related materials can be found at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Cyber-Security Resource Center, here. FINRA’s announcement is here. FINRA’s Sweep Letter is here. For more information on securities litigation topics, please contact one of the Burr & Forman team members for assistance. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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