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Marc Gilman

Marc Gilman
Gilman is a technology attorney, compliance executive, and adjunct professor of compliance at Fordham Law bringing 15 years of law, financial services, and IT experience to his leadership role at Theta Lake. Gilman’s legal expertise focus on global technology-related legal and regulatory issues, such as information management, software and product development, cybersecurity, SEC and FINRA regulation, GDPR, and electronic communications platforms. Gilman is a certified information privacy professional with both the CIPP/E and CIPP/US credentials.

Recent Posts

Theta Lake Perspective: SEC’s OCIE's 2021 Exam Priorities

Posted by Marc Gilman on Mar 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM

On March 3, 2021, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) announced its 2021 Exam Priorities—the first such missive in the pandemic era. The Commission’s ability to be flexible and nimble in its approach to 2020 exams and plans for this year are laudable. To bolster that effectiveness, the recently created Event and Emerging Risk Examination Team will improve and expand OCIE’s rapid response capabilities. (I wrote more about the EERT here). Based on this year’s priorities, OCIE and EERT will be very busy in 2021.

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Topics: compliance

A Single Confidential Doc Can Leave A Company Scrambling to Recover

Posted by Marc Gilman on Jan 28, 2021 11:35:20 AM

Typically, when we think about data breaches or loss, we picture scenarios where vast troves of personal data are accessed through brute force attacks or phishing attempts, resulting in thousands or millions of records being impacted. However, the release of smaller amounts of data, even a single PDF document or PowerPoint slide, can have serious and damaging ramifications for an organization.

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Topics: compliance, security, data leakage

Desjardins Case Highlights The Need for Better Oversight

Posted by Marc Gilman on Jan 6, 2021 6:27:52 AM

On December 1, 2020, Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) issued a report on a data security incident at the Quebec-based financial services firm Desjardins.  The Desjardins incident involved an insider at the firm who accessed, collected, and leaked the personal information of over 9.7 million customers and users from Canada and elsewhere during two year period—a staggering amount of data over an extended period of time.   

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Topics: security, data leakage

AI As A Blueprint For Fintech Startups

Posted by Marc Gilman on Dec 28, 2020 1:53:41 PM

While most startup founders would prefer not to pore over laws, regulations and interpretive materials to design a perfect product, it’s an essential exercise for those developing financial services solutions. For fintechs and the other finserv-related startups (e.g., regtech, suptech, etc.) understanding the regulatory obligations of customers and prospects will be core to your mission. In some cases, the process of interpretation and analysis might be a heavy lift involving expert outside counsel, lobbying efforts, and specialized consulting services.

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Topics: compliance

Theta Lake provides security and compliance for modern collaboration platforms using frictionless partner integrations with Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral, Slack, Zoom, and more. Using patented machine learning and NLP, Theta Lake detects risks in: video, voice, chat, and document content across what is shared, shown, spoken, and typed. Those risks are surfaced in an AI-assisted, patent-pending review workspace that adds consistency, efficiency, and scale for security and compliance teams. All of this enables organizations to safely realize the full ROI of a collaboration-first workplace while reducing the cost of security and compliance.

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