FINRA Letter Announces Cybersecurity as 2016 Exam Priority

January 08, 2016

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) released its annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter on January 5, listing cybersecurity as a 2016 examination priority. This letter broadly identifies new and recurring areas of concern important to FINRA’s regulatory programs and investor risk protection, including cybersecurity risk management and preparedness. Though cybersecurity has received strict regulatory scrutiny in 2015, the inclusion as a 2016 priority indicates that it will continue to be a top area of concern in the year ahead.

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