How Hedge Fund Executives Can Mitigate the Personal and Business Risks of Cyber Attacks

Hackers and cyber criminals seek to exploit their targets’ weakest links, and executives of hedge fund advisers who fail to use appropriate cybersecurity measures expose themselves and their firms to risk of attacks. A recent program presented by cybersecurity and privacy protection firm BlackCloak, LLC explored the current cyber threat landscape and key risk vectors, as well as ways that advisers and their executives can defend against those risks. The program featured Dr. Christopher Pierson, CEO and founder of BlackCloak. This article distills his insights. For more from Pierson, see “How Hackers Can Infiltrate Fund Managers Through Executives, and How to Stop Them” (Apr. 18, 2019).

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