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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.

Digital data protection

Ensuring Confidentiality

Our Privacy Policy ensures each associate is aware of the importance of confidentiality and privacy of nonpublic information. We strive to protect against anticipated threats or hazards, including unauthorized use of or access to data. In addition, we have an Identity Theft Red Flags Program that describes key internal controls along with specific scenarios, including detection and prevention measures for our associates.
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Our Governance

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.
Anti-Money Laundering 
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.

Risk Management

Strong risk management is part of our DNA and foundational to our culture.

An Effective Approach

We use an approach to risk management that includes policies and procedures designed to promote effective internal controls and help mitigate the firm’s exposure to risk.

Ethics & Integrity

Fort Washington operates with the highest level of integrity and honesty. Trust is a central tenet of our relationship with clients, as they must be able to depend on us.
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Disciplined Audit Approach

  • Risk-Based Integrated Audits
  • Controls Consulting
  • Compliance Audits
  • Investigative Services
  • Risk Modeling & Data Analytics

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.

Cybersecurity Program

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.
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How Clients Can Protect Themselves

Explore tips to enhance your cybersecurity, become aware of the common scams, and learn about actions to take if you become a victim of a cyberattack.
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Cybersecurity Checklist

Defend yourself from the new risks and vulnerabilities of cyberattacks. This checklist outlines multiple strategies in several key areas to improve your cybersecurity.
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Additional resources 
To learn more about cybersecurity, how to protect yourself, or to report an issue, visit the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) website. CISA leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to our cyber and physical infrastructure.

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.