Cybersecurity Yan Huard

Yan Huard is chief of information security at Croesus, a Montreal-based information technology (IT) firm that offers sophisticated wealth-management solutions to financial services institutions across North America. With more than 15 years of experience in IT, Yan has had the opportunity to work in companies of all sizes and has held strategic, tactical and operational roles. Having worked mainly in finance, Yan has retained an interest in the technical side of the profession while developing expertise in information systems internal audit and information security governance. Yan also actively supports the information technology auditors' community by acting as vice president of technology for the Montreal chapter of the ISACA, the governing body of the certified information systems auditor certification.​

Managing the risks related to social media

Read and follow your firm’s guidelines on social media use and take the necessary steps on a daily basis to protect your reputation, brand and data

Why security professionals fell short on ransomware attacks

Although it’s costly to upgrade key IT systems, the costs of not doing so could be much greater

Cyberthreats extend beyond money

Hacktivism, ideological insiders and intelligence gathering are key sources of cyberattacks threating financial services firms

Cloud computing: Bringing light to security issues

Now is the time to adopt a concerted cloud migration strategy because the security challenges associated with this technology will be on our radar screens for a long time

It’s 2016 all over again

Ransomware remains one of the biggest cybersecurity threats for financial advisors, their firms and clients

Proceed with caution on bitcoin

As advisors are being asked about bitcoin increasingly, caution needs to be the watchword

Focus on cybersecurity is key for firms and advisors

With firms and advisors susceptible to cyberattacks, they need to work together to address these increasing threats

Communicate securely with clients

Financial advisors need to balance the way they transmit information with the importance of the data they are sending

Keeping your mobile devices safe is critical

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices’ capabilities have exploded in recent years, but security vulnerabilities are attracting unwanted attention from hackers