Gartner introduced a new market category earlier this year, Digital Communications Governance (see our earlier blog here). Recently in November, they published the first Market Guide, outlining what constitutes a DCG vendor and offering some guidance.
Co-author: Matt Lehman, Industry Principal, Financial Services, RingCentral
Since 2018, Theta Lake has partnered with Zoom to provide cutting-edge compliance and security for Zoom's unified communications (UC) platform. Our expertise in delivering advanced, purpose-built compliance and security technology perfectly complements Zoom, particularly in addressing the specific requirements of risk-sensitive and regulated organizations when using Zoom. As one of the select group of strategic partners chosen to participate in Zoom’s ISV Exchange Program, it is now easier than ever for organizations to benefit from Theta Lake’s purpose-built compliance platform to ensure that all communication content is securely captured, preserved, and supervised.
The SEC exam prioritiesfor 2024 give an essential insight into likely practices, products, and services which will be the focus of the Division of Examinations in the coming year. The priorities are those that pose emerging risks to investors or the markets, as well as examinations of core and perennial risk areas. Given the now more than $2.6bn of fines imposed for recordkeeping failures, it is fair to say that unmonitored communications channels and the incomplete capture of required records will continue to be key supervisory considerations for all U.S. financial services firms.
The results are in
Theta Lake is delighted to unveil its 2023/24 Digital Communications Governance, Compliance and Security Report. In its fifth year, this unique industry report provides an unparalleled insight into not only how modern unified communication tools are being used in practice and the challenges faced by firms in a unified communication and collaboration (UCC) powered work environment, but also current good and better approaches to managing compliance and security challenges.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Risk Alert provides additional information regarding the Division of Examination’s risk-based approach for both selecting registered investment advisers to examine and in determining the scope of risk areas to examine. It sets out the documents and information that staff will initially request as well as additional requests for information and documents from the adviser the staff may request as the examination progresses. Firms need to be aware that electronic communications–with all of the modalities such as emojis, GIFs, additions and deletions–are specifically included in the regulator’s risk-based approach.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Trading Futures Commission (CFTC) have widened their investigations and fined another series of firms for recordkeeping failures. As with previous recordkeeping breaches, the firms concerned failed to stop employees, including those at senior levels, from communicating using unapproved communication methods, including messages sent via personal text and WhatsApp. The total monetary penalties imposed is now more than $2.6bn.
Co-author:Matt Lehman, Industry Principal, Financial Services, RingCentral
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The Salesforce ecosystem encapsulates a wide spectrum of communication types, including instant messaging, enterprise social and email messages to support customer relationship initiatives worldwide, across centralized, hybrid and remote work environments. Firms use Salesforce technologies to foster communication, support customer engagement and ensure customer retention.