NYAIR Episode 25 – Cybersecurity: What the Buyside Needs to Know

With hackers and cybercrime becoming ever more sophisticated, cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue for the alternative investment industry. Learn about some of the issues regarding cybercrime that are specific to the alternative investment industry and, in particular, the buy-side from an expert on the topic.

Russell Sommers, a Senior Manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause and an expert on the topics of governance risk and compliance, addresses cybersecurity and the myriad of things that the buy-side needs to be aware of.

Mr. Sommers has more than 12 years of experience in the field of public accounting, risk advisory, information technology and cybersecurity in financial services and other highly regulated industries. He has led a broad array of projects including cybersecurity consulting, regulatory compliance consulting, internal controls advisory, internal audit, information technology audit & risk assessment, vendor risk management, enterprise risk management, and SOC reporting.

This podcast is moderated by Robert Akeson, COO of Mirae Asset Securities (USA).