Advisors are likely to see more training on cyber-security issues as part of their firms’ continuing education programs.

The group that advises brokerage firms on what to include in firm-element continuing education has added cybersecurity as one of several new topics.

The Securities Industry/Regulatory Council on Continuing Education, made up of industry representatives and regulators, says that the increasing use of technology creates vulnerabilities in firms’ systems.

“Employees and customers are using mobile devices to access information at broker-dealers that create a variety of new avenues for attack,” the group said in an advisory released Friday.

Cybersecurity has emerged as a hot regulatory topic this year.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) included cybersecurity as one of its exam priorities in 2015, following a sweep of member firms in 2014. Top threats are hackers penetrating firm systems and insiders compromising sensitive data, according to Finra. The regulator has also begun a series of cybersecurity conferences.

In a separate development affecting Finra’s continuing education requirements, advisors can now go online and complete training for the regulatory element.

Finra rolled out the new web-based delivery of the regulatory element this month, through its CE Online System.

Most registered persons had been completing the training at test centers.