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SEC and FINRA Exam Priorities

In their recent examination priorities letters, both the SEC and FINRA highlighted cybersecurity as an area of focus for 2015 exams. In the SEC letter, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) explained that it will continue its 2014 initiative to examine broker-dealers’ and investment advisers’ cybersecurity compliance and controls, and also plans to expand the...

Cybersecurity Announced as a 2015 Exam Priority by the SEC and FINRA

In January 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) each announced their 2015 examination priorities, and both agencies emphasized cybersecurity as a primary exam focus (SEC Examination Priorities, FINRA Examination Priorities). The SEC has designated cybersecurity as a market-wide risk in its examination priorities...

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