Apvera is proud to announce that a successful event at Global Alpha Forum (GAF). GAF is one of the leaders in communication and discussion on current issues affecting financial and investment firms. It strives to bring communication between industry leaders to help tackle some of the most important issues each year.
Apvera spoke at the forum to bring to light important security issues facing the market. We strive to make business networks safe from a company’s biggest threat: people. The financial industry is trending as one of the most popular targets for hackers. Social engineering continues to be one of the biggest threats to internal networks. Apvera helps financial institutions detect abnormal employee behavior, understand privilege systems and data, and govern outside vendor threats.
At the event, Apvera helped improve overall awareness of security and the attacks that threaten the market each year. Every day, millions of new threats are created and released. Companies must be resilient to these new changes and annually review their current security practices and defenses.
Global Alpha Forum hosts conferences each year and offers the best speakers in the industry. This year, the conference offers two days of 30 minute one-on-one meetings with some of the leading investors, fund managers and service providers. It also provides keynote speakers and panel discussions to educate financial providers and investors with the latest trends and information in the industry.
Investors attend to network, socialize, sponsor industry assets, maximize brand exposure and visibility and meet with prospective clients. GAF has a long history in providing the hedge fund industry with the best speakers and discussion sessions since 2007. Since its opening, GAF has had several notable speakers join the conference. During its launch, it first had Nouriel Roubini, Anthony Ryan from the US Treasury Department, and Roger Ibbotson from Yale. In later years, they have had Rudy Giuliani, Larry Summers, John Thain, and Dan Malloy.
GAF partners with a number of companies including Roubini, Factset and the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association. With GAF and Apvera, we were able to openly discuss security best practices and offer the knowledge and experience to help investors understand risk management and assessment. Being a part of this event helps bridge the gap between security professionals and the financial industry, which is one of the most notable targets for hackers. We will continue to contribute to the community to improve security awareness.