Technology & Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Advisory


IT Risk & Cybersecurity Assessments

Holistic, Client-Centric Risk Assessments Tailored for Financial Firms

TrendMicro has estimated that 78% of organizations have suffered a data breach over the past two years. Financial firms are increasingly being targeted and attacked, as hackers realize that they make lucrative targets. Regulators and clients are stepping in to demand greater protections to ensure that financial firms are taking necessary precautions.

A technology risk assessment will help you identify the gaps in your processes, procedures, and technology setups and integrations to help protect your firm, mitigate these risks, and meet regulator and client demands. A good risk assessment looks beyond just network security and infrastructure, and into the risks posed by third parties, workflows, and integrations.

In fact, the SEC Cybersecurity Alerts and Investment Management Guidance already call for a technology risk assessment:
"Please indicate whether the Firm conducts periodic risk assessments to identify cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and potential business consequences" (SEC April 2014 Cybersecurity Alert, Question 3)

    • Holistic Risk Assessment

    • Vendor Due Diligence

    • Network Testing

    • Staff Security Training & Phishing Tests

    • Info-Sec Policies, BCP, and Incident Response Plan

    • On-Going Advisory

    • M&A IT/Security Diligence

    • Table-Top Exercises

    • Mock Regulatory Cyber Exams


You no longer have to choose between expensive auditors and network security only focused firms. ACA Aponix is:

  •  Independent
  •  Comprehensive
  •  Cost-Effective
  •  Experienced
  •  Tailored
  •  Thought-Leadership

Serving hedge funds, private equity, financial advisers, broker/dealers, and other financial service firms. Contact us to learn more.


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Web-Based Cybersecurity Awareness Training for Investment Advisers



Web-based training tailored for our industry
Ideal for:
  • Firms with a large number of remote or traveling employees
  • Firms with many remote offices
  • Firms who want to administer education as part of the new employee on-boarding process
  • NFA-registered firms who want to meet new-hire training requirements
  • Cost-conscious, small-to-medium advisers who want to enhance their cyber programs

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Recent Publications

Knight Capital Case Study

Learn about the preventable technology failures that lost Knight $460 million in 45 minutes Download

What Is Technology Risk White Paper

Learn the definitions of cybersecurity and technology risk, and why technology risk is a concern for all financial firms (TABB Forum) View


Question 17 of the SEC Alert

Read about the best means of preparing your firm for Question 17 of the SEC Cybersecurity Alert: Vendor Contracts (TABB Forum) View

A New Manifestation of Counterparty Risk White Paper

Third party risks are a new form of counterparty risk. (COO Connect) View


Pagoda Asset Management and Aponix Financial Technologists Partner To Implement Best-Of-Breed Technology Platform for Pagoda’s Fund Launch

(Reuters) View

The Cybersecurity Risks of Third Parties

Read about the risks around data protection from third party vendors and service providers. (HFM Technology) View


The Danger of USB Keys: Weighing Security and Convenience

The release of the BadUSB exploit may have changed your firm's thoughts around USB protections.
(EzeCastle HedgeIT Blog)


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About Us

Aponix was founded in June 2014 to fill the market gap of holistic, independent technology risk assessments for financial firms. Its name is derived from the Greek word "Aponia", the philosophy that happiness is freedom from pain.

Aponix joined the ACA Compliance Group umbrella to form ACA Aponix in February, 2015. ACA brings regulatory compliance expertise and a brand-name to the Aponix offering. ACA appreciated Aponix's ability to perform holistic assessments, looking beyond just the network perimeter.



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