How Fort Washington Protects Clients
We partner with our parent company, Western & Southern Financial Group, to ensure information security is a top priority.
Privacy and Information Security
Safeguarding nonpublic information is a critical component of our commitment to our clients. To prevent and respond to potential data breaches, we have a robust privacy program in place. Our program forms a comprehensive structure, which covers key aspects of our operations and addresses the effective administrative, technical, and physical defenses for the protection of nonpublic information.
We believe honesty and fairness are foundational components of any sustainable and trustworthy business, but it is even more critical for a company like ours. As a registered investment advisor, our clients place great trust in us to deliver on long-term plans. We partner with our parent company, Western & Southern Financial Group, to ensure information security is a top priority.
Robust Associate Training
Our associates are our first line of defense against cyberattacks. That’s why we focus on continuous cybersecurity education. Through our internal channels, we share dozens of communications about relevant industry data breaches, phishing scams, and preventive measures each year. Our associates play a significant role in the success of our risk management efforts and complete required training concerning various topics on an annual or biennial basis.
Anti-Fraud, Elder Abuse, and Financial Exploitation Prevention
Teaches skills to detect and prevent fraud, mistreatment of the elderly, and financial exploitation.
Provides knowledge to effectively recognize and report red flags and suspicious activity in financial transactions.
Code of Conduct and Business Ethics
Reinforces and strengthens our commitment to compliance with the law and treating people with dignity and respect.
Cybersecurity, Data Handling, Data Classification and Privacy
Provides information that helps associates protect the nonpublic information we work with every day.
SEC, FINRA, and Other Training
Educates associates registered with our securities businesses on SEC, FINRA and other securities regulatory requirements.
Explore More About Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field, propelled by the increasing digitalization of the world and our growing dependence on technology. As cybercriminals continue to expand their capabilities and tactics, individuals must stay informed about cybersecurity trends and implement the latest techniques to protect themselves against potential attacks.
In our tech-driven world, cybersecurity is a critical part of any successful company. We strive to achieve and maintain the highest level of security, through a comprehensive cybersecurity program.
If you identify suspicious activity or believe you are a victim of a cybersecurity attack that impacts your financial information, please contact Fort Washington at 888.244.8167. Furthermore, if you receive unusual communications identified as Fort Washington that seem fraudulent, contact us to verify the communications. If Fort Washington is unable to verify the communication or you feel certain it is fraudulent, you may file a report with the FBI using this link:Internet Crime Complaint Center(IC3) | File a Complaint
Fort Washington Investment Advisors is not liable for any data, information, or cyber threats that may affect you, based on the contents of this document. The sole purpose of this material is to inform and is not intended to be construed as cybersecurity advice. Clients should consult with cybersecurity experts before making decisions regarding the safety of their personal information.