Michael Sundberg

Michael Sundberg was previously director, information security, at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, an independent broker/dealer–RIA. He left the firm in 2016.

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Recent Posts

Cybersecurity Challenges for Financial Advisors

5 Tips for Creating a Strong Password

Green and Secure Best Practices for E-Waste Disposal

6 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Traveling with Technology Safely: A To-Do List

Cybersecurity Challenges for Financial Advisors

Posted by Michael Sundberg

March 23, 2016 at 1:30 PM

When it comes to cybersecurity, these are unprecedented times. Unfortunately, breaches and hackers are the new norm. Further, regulations require that you, as a business owner, take the responsibility to keep your clients' information and identities safe. But safeguarding the vast landscape of security risk takes commitment, an understanding of risk exposure, and investment of time and resources. So, where do you start?

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Topics: Information Security

5 Tips for Creating a Strong Password

Posted by Michael Sundberg

November 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

As a financial advisor, you help your clients understand that investing alone is not enough; they must also focus on managing risk (e.g., in the form of insurance). Well, that same, sound advice also applies to your business. Creating a strong password is one of the easiest ways you can kill two birds with one stone: safeguard your clients’ data and protect your livelihood.

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Topics: Information Security

Green and Secure Best Practices for E-Waste Disposal

Posted by Michael Sundberg

November 18, 2015 at 1:30 PM

New technology brings new functionality, new efficiencies, and new possibilities to our personal and professional lives—but it also brings new problems. One of those problems is electronic waste (i.e., e-waste), as well as determining best practices for e-waste disposal.

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Topics: Information Security

6 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Posted by Michael Sundberg

July 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Identity theft is, unfortunately, becoming more and more common. Those who fall victim to this crime may face difficulties in restoring their good name and credit. Thankfully, there are several ways to prevent identity theft and to help your clients from becoming victims themselves.

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Topics: Information Security

Traveling with Technology Safely: A To-Do List

Posted by Michael Sundberg

July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Most of us travel with laptops, tablets, or smartphones. Without the proper safeguards, we can be easy targets for criminals. It's not just the devices they're after; criminals seek the data inside, which can be just as valuable and vulnerable.

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Topics: Information Security

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