There's no such thing as too much cybersecurity, especially when money is involved. Because hedge funds deal with such massive amounts of funds, they must demonstrate extreme vigilance when it comes to securing their cyber operations. With Agio, hedge fund cybersecurity starts with what they refer to as a 360-degree view. While some security experts will only examine and analyze certain areas of a company's cyber operations, Agio consistently goes the distance to outperform their competitors. They want to look at every single detail of a firm's cybersecurity practices, discovering areas of vulnerability and exploring new ways to protect clients.
An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure
It only takes one minor cybersecurity incident for a hedge fund to lose credibility with its own clients, which is why preventing any incidents is of the utmost importance. Luckily, when it comes to cybersecurity, Agio has worked with some of the most highly regarded businesses in the word. This team implicitly understands the ins and outs of creating a digital fortress that serves to protect clients. By providing a free consultation with new potential partners, they are transparent with clients about what they may be able to do in order to help their companies achieve cybersecurity goals. By maintaining high standards consistently, they instill a sense of trust in all of those companies that choose to work with them.
Providing Independent Evaluations
As most successful businesses know by now, the best offense sometimes truly is a good defense. When companies are curious about what Agio can do for them, they are encouraged to reach out for an independent assessment. The team at Agio is adept at searching out current standards and figuring out whether or not they are enough to protect a hedge fund. Agio highly recommending budding private equity firms and hedge funds complete a DDQ, or a due diligence questionnaire to compare individual investing strategies to industry-wide practices. Also, it's important to note that sometimes it can be difficult for the regular cybersecurity team to spot holes when they've been looking at the same thing for several years. Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes is in order—especially when the stakes are so high.
When the Worst Happens
After an incident has occurred, it is imperative that the crisis is managed correctly. When a cybersecurity team is beset by such a crisis, it's time to bring in a new group to handle the response. Agio's team is adept at handling cases in which the unplanned has occurred. Devising a 12-month strategy to help clients get through the most difficult times, they have established themselves as excellent problem solvers.
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