Sharing Knowledge as Cybersecurity Experts in Financial Services

Buckler and FCI Provide content for the new FPA Cybersecurity for Financial Planners Certificate Program

COLUMBUS, November 1, 2020 – Buckler, a Cyber Program Management System and FCI, a NIST-Based Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) offering Cybersecurity Compliance and Protection, are pleased to announce a formal certification program in joint partnership with the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) called Cybersecurity for Financial Planners. Financial services firms are reportedly hit by security incidents 300 times more frequently than other businesses, according to the ID Theft Resource Center.

The certificate program includes six focus areas. The program guides financial planners through a step-by-step process to establish a customized, long-term cybersecurity plan that ensures they are adopting reliable security measures to safeguard client data and provide a record of the firm’s cybersecurity practices if audited by regulators.

The FPA® training assists financial planners in protecting their data and complying with cybersecurity requirements established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and FINRA.

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