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  • 6 biggest themes affecting bank compliance in 2017

    CBInsight; Online; January 2017

    Bank compliance officers prefer certainty, because it allows them the ability to better prepare for the rules with which their institution must contend.

    Unfortunately, with 2016 in the rearview mirror, certainty is at a minimum. The nation’s 45th president, Donald Trump, has taken his seat in the oval office, and has promised to change the regulatory environment that emerged over the past eight years. How much of his plans will come to fruition? We’ll have to wait and see.

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  • Optimize your branch for the 21st century banking experience

    CBInsight; Online; December 2016

    Why do consumers need the bank branch? After all, check deposits, funds transfers, account balance information – all these functions and more are now readily available to banking customers through digital channels. These offerings entice them to participate in a self-service banking experience, replacing many of the traditional functions of a physical branch.

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  • What You Don’t Know About Network Defenses Can Definitely Hurt You; Online; December 2016

    Hackers have many avenues to choose from when it comes to attacking your organization, the most obvious of which is “breaking in from the outside,” or attacking your network’s perimeter. But they also can choose to attack from the inside-out by targeting your employees and internal weaknesses.

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  • When It Comes to Cybersecurity and Your Bank, What Do Your Customers Think?

    PACB Transactions; Online; November 2016

    National Cyber Security Awareness Month each October reminds us all—in both the public and private sectors—to renew and strengthen our vigilance against cybercrime. So, it’s fitting this time of year for financial institutions to not only review their cybersecurity policies and procedures, but also contemplate which issues most concern their customers.

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  • British cyber heist holds lessons for U.S. bank customers

    The San Diego Union-Tribune; Online; November 2016

    Hackers stole money from about 20,000 customers of a British bank over the weekend — an unprecedented strike that cybersecurity experts said should be a cautionary tale for bank-account holders in the United States.

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  • The financial vertical: Big investments yield big prospects for MSPs

    TechTarget; Online; November 2016

    Banks and other financial institutions are struggling to maintain compliance in an increasingly regulatory world, and industry observers say the financial vertical market offers great opportunity for channel partners -- but it is not without challenges.

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  • Ransomware: A digital plague in the world of cybersecurity

    CBInsight; Online; November 2016

    Similar to the way the Zika virus caught the world off-guard with its sudden rise, the world of banking cybersecurity has been rocked by a digital plague of its own—ransomware. There’s not as much national attention on ransomware, but it’s a very real threat that exploits a bank’s most vulnerable security gaps. And much as a disease spreads from personal contact, ransomware relies on taking advantage of people, usually via interactions on email or social media.
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  • ‘Know your customer’ goes corporate: Understanding FinCEN’s Customer Due Diligence Final Rule

    CBInsight; Online; September 2016

    Organized criminals sometimes employ loopholes to sneak illegally gotten cash into the banking system, like exploiting differences between international regulations and hiding behind legal entities and organizations. In response, the G20 issued its High-Level Principles on Beneficial Ownership Transparency in 2014—a pact amongst member countries to improve the transparency in legal entity ownership and recognize its importance in protecting the global financial system.

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