Global Cybersecurity Experts Partner with the New York Institute of Finance

The Advisory Council International to develop cybersecurity courses and content for the New York Institute of Finance

New York  JULY 15, 2014 – Leading financial education training provider, the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), today announced a partnership with The Advisory Council International (TAC-INT) to jointly develop a comprehensive suite of briefing materials and instructional courses around today’s pressing cybersecurity threats.

TAC-INT is a unique group of more than 25 former Chief Information Officers from Fortune 200 companies who now work with leading information technology executives and boards of directors to improve data and information security procedures. Working with NYIF, TAC-INT will use the same approach taken in their individual consulting to develop specialized newsletters, webinars, e-learning modules and in-person (classroom) training.

Through this partnership, students at NYIF will benefit from the experience of some of the world’s most preeminent cybersecurity experts.  Insights will be delivered via regular subscriber briefings, webinars, E-learning courses and traditional class education beginning in August. The core concepts include SEC compliance readiness and identity theft management. Courses will include the fundamental basics for new company starters and strategic planning implementation for key compliance officers in detection, prevention and reaction readiness.

Jim Noble, co-founder of TAC-INT and former CIO for Merrill Lynch and BP, said the partnership aims to boost awareness and understanding at all levels of organizations, but in particular senior management and boards.

“Dealing with cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today,” Noble said. “Most incidents are not detected until days or even months after they occur, with damages that can reach into the millions of dollars. In working with the NYIF, we’re aiming to guide the financial services industry to develop their own policies and procedures to prepare, contain and respond effectively to external threats.”

According to Lee Arthur, Managing Director, New York Institute of Finance & Execsense, NYIF’s subscription-based learning approach will ensure organizations are kept abreast of the most up-to-date information and guidance.

“The partnership with The Advisory Council reflects our simple philosophy for real world education delivered by the leading professionals in their respective fields. This way we can deliver content that is relevant, up-to-date and responsive to the issues facing companies in the financial services sector. We are extremely excited to be working with The Advisory Council to create educational material that will hopefully play a valuable role in companies best practice cyber-crime procedures,” said Arthur.

About New York Institute of Finance

With a history dating back more than 90 years, the New York Institute of Finance is a global leader in training for the financial services and related industries with course topics covering investment banking, securities, retirement income planning, insurance, mutual funds, financial planning, finance and accounting, and lending.  The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options including self-study, online and in classroom.

About The Advisory Council International LLC

TAC International is a unique collection of over 25 former global Chief Information Officers of Fortune 200 companies. With over 1000 years of collective wisdom, this not-for-profit team advises boards of directors and C-suite executives on all aspects of IT strategy, investments and projects. A core specialization is the cyber security practice, built on top of The Advisory Council business (founded in 2002) which boasts one of the world’s largest vetted networks of practicing IT experts. With hundreds of CIOs, authors, patent holders, thought leaders, and independent consultants, The Advisory Council has built out a partner network of over 1200 digital security professionals.

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