Insights from Abacus Group

A deep-dive into the latest new features available within the Abacus Client Portal

Abacus Group - Feb 8, 2019

By Chris Steele, Managing Director of Software Services

When using outsourced IT services, it’s vital that financial firms have visibility into their managed services, ensuring they have complete transparency and control over their firm’s technology platform. This is why our Abacus Client Portal plays a key role in the service we deliver to our clients, providing them with access to a whole suite of compliance-focused tools, including important documents, reports and interfaces.

Our Charlotte-based software development team works closely with clients, seeking their input and feedback, to continuously enhance the features we provide within the Portal. Over the last several months, our software team has released several key new features that I know clients are eager to start using.

Topics: Blog- Abacus Client Portal

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What can financial firms do to prevent and recover from a data breach?

Abacus Group - Nov 20, 2017

Cyber attacks on financial firms have become an increasing problem, as cyber criminals target market-sensitive information. Dave Parsons, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Abacus Group, recently wrote an article featured on Information Age listing out eight priority steps to be taken by firms to help minimize risk.

Topics: Blog- Managed Service Providers- Private Cloud

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Who Owns Cybersecurity At Hedge Funds?

Abacus Group - Oct 26, 2016

US based hedge funds are finding themselves under more scrutiny with regards to increasing regulatory demands on adherence to Cybersecurity requirements. The SEC continues to release OCIE Risk Alerts that outline the multitude of requirements hedge funds need to be prepared to address, as well as disclose their specific solutions during audits. With regulations approaching, the question being asked is how far will the regulators take this, and ultimately who is responsible?

Topics: Chris Grandi- Blog

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Abacus Director of Security Brian Lozada comments on BYOD in the financial sector

Abacus Group - Aug 29, 2014

Chris Metinko, Merger Markets
August 27, 2014
• Long-term growth of government and financial markets in question
• Expertise could provide foothold in Internet of Things

BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ: BBRY) early success with its enterprise security platform may serve only as a temporary reprieve while it looks for growth from initiatives in the Internet of Things and its security patents, industry sources said.

Topics: Blog

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Best Practices to Ensure Security in the Private Cloud

Abacus Group - Jan 6, 2014

A private cloud environment significantly reduces risks by providing secure, multi-layer segmentation of client access and data.

As regulatory oversight across the financial landscape continues to drive greater transparency and stricter penalties, outsourcing to the private cloud has become an integral resource for hedge fund and private equity managers. 

Topics: Private Cloud- Blog

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Best Practices to Ensure Security in the Private Cloud

Abacus Group - Dec 20, 2013

As regulatory oversight across the financial landscape continues to drive greater transparency and stricter penalties, outsourcing to the private cloud has become an integral resource for hedge fund and private equity managers. Cloud infrastructure services are now synonymous with increased efficiency, decreased costs and added security. However, security in particular remains a key concern for many financial services firms. The costs a cloud services provider can incur in dealing with a security breach, both financially and to its reputation, can be devastating.

Topics: Blog- Private Cloud

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