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By David Smith of Accume Partners One can say for certain that there has been a lot of change with the new administration. President Trump has appointed new members to several key agencies that has, and could further impact, financial institutions. The extent of the impact will not be fully known until the coming months …Read More
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective May 25, 2018, introducing new legislation for data processing in European Union (EU) member countries and anywhere the personal data of EU citizens is processed. Because of this new legislation's scope, if your business is based in the U.S. and you process personal data of EU citizens, you will be affected.Read More
Background for Part 504 Regulation Financial Institutions use various methods, tools, systems and processes for transaction monitoring and sanction filtering. While some institutions have demonstrated effective controls and periodic independent reviews, analysis and audits of these processes and systems, various shortcomings have also been noticed by regulators or by independent third parties. In a few …Read More
For even the most casual of observers, 2017 has been a watershed year in our government declaring battle against the growing, pervasive Cybersecurity threat. The new Administration issued an Executive Order on May 11th that aims to 1) drive the government to follow its own IT security standards 2) improve the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, and 3) increase the overall cybersecurity preparedness of the nation.Read More
Based on reports thus far, the attack is believed to start when someone falls victim to a phishing email or malicious website. Once the ransomware, known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt, begins running on the victim's system, it starts encrypting the victims files and it looks for systems on the network that have an unpatched Windows SMB vulnerability.Read More
In more than 30 years of working for community banks as IT Director or as service provider, I have learned the technology risk with the greatest potential negative impact is the belief “that it could never happen to us.” The “it” may have changed over the years, but the danger has not.Read More