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Cybersecurity for Financial Planners: An FPA Certificate Program

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This certificate program has been designed to educate financial professionals on the key aspects of cybersecurity, how to successfully implement a cybersecurity program, and most importantly, how to safeguard sensitive information and confidential data. The program examines the following topics thus helping financial planners become secure and compliant:

- Policy ownership and creation
- Information that falls under Non-Public Information (NPI)
- Risk management and risk assessment
- The significance of a business continuity plan
- Infrastructure management and endpoint security

  • Identify the differences between controls, sections, and policies
  • Assess why the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) requirements are important when building a cybersecurity program
  • Describe infrastructure management, file and data management, and the importance of user management and password management software
  • Evaluate the significance of a business continuity plan, the importance of a Security Incident Response Plan (SIRP), the purpose of vendor risk management and potential challenges, and the value of a Change Management Log

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Video: Introduction to Cybersecurity
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Article: 5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Cybersecurity Program
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Video: What is a Cybersecurity Program?
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Article: Are Financial Advisors Prepared for Cyber Attacks?
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Supplemental Video: A Beginners Guide to Cybersecurity Risk Management
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Video: Program Controls
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Article: Why Every Organization Needs an Incident Response Plan
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Video: Process Controls
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Article: Cyber Threat Basics, Types of Threats, Intelligence & Best Practices
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Video: Data Controls
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Supplemental Video: Whiteboard Wednesday: Incident Response—Tabletop Exercises
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Video: Technical and Physical Controls
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Article: Top 5 Ways the Financial Services Industry Can Leverage NIST for Cybersecurity Compliance
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Exam: Cybersecurity for Financial Planners
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  7/10 points to pass
Certificate Evaluation
7 Questions
Certificate of Completion
2.5 CFP CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.5 CFP CE credits  |  Certificate available
Cybersecurity Certificate Template Press Release
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