Setting the Standard for the Alternative Investment Industry – Backstop Solutions User Conference

CIT Presents at Backstop Solutions User Conference The concepts of risk, information management, cybersecurity, 3rd party due diligence, and vendor management are nothing new for the Alternative Investment industry. One of the investment industry’s leading software technology companies, Backstop Solutions, brought these topics center stage during their user conference in Chicago, IL. Backstop is the…

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What You Need to Know about KRACK Attacks

Taking a deeper look at the KRACK Wireless Vulnerability Background In May of 2017, security researcher Mathy Vanhoef published a technical paper outlining a potentially catastrophic vulnerability within an encryption protocol used within Wireless Computer Networks. This vulnerability has taken the “protected” out of Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) Wireless Networks. Those networks, both corporate…

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How the Security at the Manhattan Project and Modern Cybersecurity aren’t so very different

How the Development of the Atomic Bomb relates to Cybersecurity First, I should point out that this blog isn’t trying to make some analogous connection between the dangers, power, or destructive forces involved with nuclear weapons and cybersecurity.  (Although the parallels are there… but we’ll just put that aside for the moment.) What I hope…

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Outsourcing? Really. Its OK: How it Can Save Time and Money

Managed Service Provider Can Save Time and Money  Almost by definition, small business owners and entrepreneurs cringe at the concept of outsourcing. Those who start their own companies like the control and autonomy it provides them. Unfortunately, that preference for control and autonomy may have some bad side-effects when it comes to IT. Small business don’t…

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8 Cold Hard Truths for SMBs Not Worried About Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

A Business Continuity/Disaster Plan is a Safeguard for your Business During a Disruptive Event   The foundation of any successful business continuity/disaster solution is the ability to retrieve data from any point in time from anywhere. When the topic of data recovery and business continuity comes up, you get the feeling that many decision makers…

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A 2017 Cybersecurity Primer for Financial Industry Executives

As the traditionally paper-and-person investment industry collides head-on with the next-generation Fintech industry, the result is unpresented dynamism within the financial services industry. Balancing post-depression era risk mitigation techniques with high-speed, hyper-connected, and highly automated investment management systems creates unique imbalance. We at CIT see a future in which firms and their information are truly…

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