Nation's first cybersecurity regulation proposal directed at financial institutions: Is this the solution?

Sep 28, 2016 8:54:27 AM

Pete Griffith

New York State made history on Sept. 13, 2016, after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed the nation's first ever cybersecurity regulation.

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Topics: Risk management, Scout

Why CEOs in finance must make IT risk assessment their top priority

Sep 20, 2016 8:56:30 AM

Pete Griffith

Hackers' methods are more aggressive than ever, and no one is at greater risk than small banks and credit unions. 

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Topics: Risk Assessment

Why compliance can't be your only risk strategy

Sep 1, 2016 10:41:01 AM

Pete Griffith

A financial institution can be compliant and still be vulnerable to operational risks. 

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Topics: Risk management

4 common traits of strong CISOs

Aug 24, 2016 8:45:33 AM

Pete Griffith

As leaders of risk management within their organizations, strong CISOs must exhibit certain attributes to succeed in today's cyberthreat and regulatory landscapes.

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Topics: Banking

New exam cycle changes for credit unions: What you need to know

Aug 18, 2016 8:44:33 AM

Pete Griffith

While exam timelines will change soon due to the NCUA's new guidelines, the core tenets of risk management for credit unions will remain the same.

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Topics: Compliance, Financial Institutions

What to expect from InTREx, the FDIC's replacement for ITOQ

Aug 12, 2016 9:13:54 AM

Pete Griffith

In late June, the FDIC updated its examination requirements, with InTREx replacing ITOQ. Here's what you need to know about the new guidelines.

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Topics: Risk Assessment, Compliance, Banking

Top 4 lessons from the Bangladesh Bank hack

Aug 10, 2016 9:30:14 AM

Pete Griffith

The 2016 Bangladesh Bank heist presents numerous lessons for financial community.

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Topics: Risk management, Risk Assessment, Information Security, Banking, Cyber Security

Have institutions heeded the vendor risk management lessons from the Target hack?

Aug 5, 2016 8:00:17 AM

Pete Griffith

As far as vendor management best practices are concerned, the Target hack exemplifies some of the biggest things that can sometimes go wrong. Are financial institutions still heeding its lessons though?

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Topics: Risk management, Vendor Management,, Information Security, Vendor due diligence, Cyber Security

Best practices for meeting the FFIEC's new guidelines

Jul 26, 2016 9:37:54 AM

Pete Griffith

What can financial institutions do to make sure they are meeting and exceeding the FFIEC's new guidelines on MFS?

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Topics: Risk management, Risk Assessment, Scout

What you need to know about the new FFIEC guidelines

Jul 22, 2016 10:21:39 AM

Pete Griffith

The FFIEC recently issued an appendix to its IT examination handbook that more specifically covers MFS and related risks.

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Topics: Risk management, GLBA,, Regulatory Compliance, Compliance, ACH risk assessment, IT risk assessment