Rachel Sonia

Rachel Sonia is an enterprise risk analyst at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation’s largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. With the firm since November 2017, Rachel helps formalize Commonwealth’s risk management process. She manages risk assessment cycles, assists with reporting, and works to create a culture of risk awareness through in-house training. Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University.

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Recent Posts

A Guide to Identifying Emerging Risks and Taking Action

How to Choose a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy

Breaking It Down: Cyber Liability Insurance and Common Misconceptions

A Guide to Identifying Emerging Risks and Taking Action

Posted by Rachel Sonia

October 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Predicting the weather has come a long way—meteorologists no longer examine the clouds to determine the forecast. But they still can’t accurately predict the path of a hurricane. Does that mean watching the Weather Channel is useless? Of course not. We take steps to mitigate the effects of hurricanes by signing up for warning alerts and purchasing flood insurance.

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Topics: Risk Management

How to Choose a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy

Posted by Rachel Sonia

August 8, 2018 at 1:30 PM

As more and more data breaches and ransomware attacks make headlines around the world, the need for digital asset protection has become top of mind for many financial advisors and business owners. In yesterday’s post, I outlined some cyber liability insurance basics, including what may and may not be covered if your RIA–broker/dealer has its own policy. Today, I’ll dig a bit deeper into the topic, including how you can assess your risks to determine what coverage you may need so you can choose the right cyber liability policy.

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Topics: Information Security

Breaking It Down: Cyber Liability Insurance and Common Misconceptions

Posted by Rachel Sonia

August 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM

You protect your physical assets from an unforeseen event by purchasing health, life, car, property, traveler’s, and even pet insurance. But what about protecting your digital assets? In today’s world, a cybersecurity breach can devastate your business and harm your reputation, so safeguarding your office from this type of attack is essential.

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Topics: Information Security

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