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John P. Falco, a partner in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the April 1, 2019 ACA Insight article, "Third OCIE Cybersecurity Exam Sweep Underway."
This latest OCIE exam focus "seems consistent with a risk-based approach to identifying areas for a cybersecurity sweep," said Pepper Hamilton partner John Falco. "Perhaps OCIE has identified large branch offices and firms recently merged or acquired as at increased risk of hackers. Such firms may be more susceptible to phishing attacks because employees at different offices or from two recently merged firms may not be familiar with each other."
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