Align Cybersecurity

Customized Cybersecurity Program Manual

The Overview

Every firm needs a clear memorialization of the suite of cybersecurity controls that are actually in place within its organization.  The Align team works directly with each client to identify, design, draft and implement an appropriate suite of cybersecurity controls commensurate with its unique size, sophistication and level of resources. Creating a bespoke Cybersecurity Program Manual is necessarily a collaborative and consultative exercise.  While many cyber and/or consulting firms start with a boilerplate template that is mechanically nipped and tucked, our team begins with a planning exercise and analysis that requires each client’s participation and is designed to render an optimal set of security controls that are reasonable, achievable by that client and in consonance with the prevailing regulatory requirements. 

Services include:

  • Explanation of the prevailing elements of an unimpeachable Cybersecurity program.
  • Strategy and Planning exercise to understand the client’s workflows, data sets, and how it shares, uses and interacts with its various data pools.
  • Exhaustive review of all potential and appropriate security controls, whether technological, operational, compliance or governance, and discussion
  • Initial working drafts of Cybersecurity Program Manual, working review sessions with clients, culminating in final drafts.

The Benefits:

  • Fulfill your regulatory requirements.  All investment advisers are required to have written documentation that demonstrates what cybersecurity controls it actually has in place.
  • Demonstrate Your Cybersecurity Program with Confidence.  The Align team drafts fully customized Cybersecurity Program Manuals and insures that only those controls that are actually in place are documented, avoiding any stale or inaccurate manuals that otherwise may promise controls that cannot be demonstrated.  Moreover, by virtue of the collaborative process, each client knows exactly what controls are in place and can explain and identify them in clear, plain-English terminology.
  • Historical and Iterative. Align routinely reviews the cybersecurity program manuals it provides to ensure the program matures with the client’s lifecycle and includes evolving policies that address the current threat landscape.  As a result each client will have a complete history of all iterations of these manuals which will demonstrate its cumulative efforts in gradually enhancing and maturing its cybersecurity program over time.

Align Awarded Best Cybersecurity Provider

Align was voted Best Cybersecurity Provider in the 2021 Hedgeweek US Awards. This award is based on peer-review survey in which investors, hedge fund managers, and service providers are invited to nominate a "best-in-class" in a variety of categories.


“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC