ARLINGTON, VA. -- Small advisor firms should not expect any exemption from the requirements for data security that the SEC is developing, a senior official said Friday.

Jane Jarcho, the national associate director of investment advisor and investment company exams at the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, said that cybersecurity is an area of growing concern within the commission, and examiners increasingly will be expecting advisor firms of all sizes to have in place more robust policies and procedures to deal with the growing threats to their information systems.

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