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CSI White Papers

Financial technology and compliance regulations are constantly changing. As thought leaders, our team of experts believes in sharing industry knowledge to keep our customers and peers informed and ahead of the competition. And our white papers cover the most pressing topics facing financial institutions and other industries we serve today.

Read our white papers to learn more:

Sanctions Compliance: Deploying Real-Time Watch List Screening

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Competing in today’s global economy is a game of risk and reward. Companies must screen all customers and transactions against various sanctions lists to ensure no illicit activity occurs. This white paper examines the need for real-time watch list sanctions screening: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


Sanctions Compliance: Automating Retroactive Screening

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Once customers have been cleared via KYC and identity verification procedures, that doesn’t mean a company’s compliance obligations are fulfilled. All transactions and customers must be continually vetted against sanctions list updates as they occur. This white paper examines the need for automated retroactive monitoring: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


Sanctions Compliance: Implementing Customer Risk Profiling

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Companies must always know their customers. One bad relationship can lead to hefty penalties, which is why effective KYC or identity verification processes are essential to a holistic compliance program. This white paper examines the need to implement customer risk profiling: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


Sanctions Compliance: Creating a Centralized System

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Managing compliance in a complex, global economy requires coordination across the entire enterprise. However, many analyst teams and compliance platforms operate in silos. A more modern approach is to unify compliance operations into a holistic identity risk hub. This white paper examines the need to create a centralized compliance system: the challenges businesses face, possible technology solutions and recommendations for next steps.


Broadening Your Cybersecurity Mindset

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When you think about cybersecurity, what words instantly come to mind? One guess: data breach. But, if you don’t think beyond those two fear-inducing words, you’re leaving your institution open to many additional threats. This white paper examines today’s most prevalent cybersecurity risks and breaks down the steps to identifying, preventing, detecting, responding to and recovering from technology-based attacks.


What to Expect at Your Next Regulatory IT Exam

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Cybercrime has the entire world on edge, but financial institutions are particularly anxious. In part, their anxiety is due to the very real threat posed by cyber criminals. It’s also caused, however, by the uncertainty of what this growing danger means for their next regulatory Information Technology (IT) exam. This white paper features five steps to follow to keep your institution one step ahead of the cybercriminals—and in step with federal regulatory expectations. 


Risk Management Enters the 21st Century

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The time has come for institutions to implement a holistic way to manage risk: enterprise risk management (ERM). This white paper explores one of the most critical elements of an ERM framework—a comprehensive compilation of  regulatory agency risk categories—and describes how today’s most sophisticated ERM tools can help institutions of all sizes effectively and efficiently identify, measure, monitor and control risk.


Think Like a Hacker

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Perhaps the single most dangerous enemy facing today’s financial institutions, hackers attempt to infiltrate your network for the sake of malicious goals. This white paper examines strategies to defend against dangerous cyber criminals: how to recognize both social engineering and external penetration attacks—and strategies to protect your network, institution and customers from falling prey to today’s most sophisticated hackers. 


Speak Up on Social Media

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Consumers are speaking out on social media every day, but many financial institutions are missing the conversation. In this white paper, we discuss social media best practices for getting involved, managing the conversation and staying compliant. And active or not, banks must adhere to the recent FFIEC social media guidelines for financial institutions.


Website Compliance Game-Changers

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Your website is vital to your success. Customers use it to research your offerings, it is likely their portal to online banking and you rely on it to market new services. With so much happening online, is your financial institution effectively managing the necessary requirements associated with website compliance? This white paper will shed light on some of the leading website compliance issues and offer ways to manage them.


Understanding OFAC: A Best Practices Compliance Guide for Businesses

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The expansion of a global economy that trades online, across international borders and through digital currency is driving the need to ensure all U.S. businesses comply with OFAC regulations aimed at thwarting illicit activity and terrorism. This white paper identifies best practices to help businesses in all industries better understand and meet their OFAC compliance obligations—thereby avoiding costly penalties, damaged reputations and possible criminal charges.     


Banish the Separative Approach to Risk Management

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Financial institutions shouldn't take a siloed approach to risk management. Doing so could possibly foster the type of poor decision-making that led to the financial crisis in the first place. This white paper examines how the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) approach helps both management and the board of directors gain a complete picture—a real-time snapshot—of all risk areas and how they work together to ultimately affect a bank’s overall performance.


Understanding the Cause and Effect of DDoS

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The growing frequency of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks heightens the need for banks and credit unions to maintain strong security protocols. These threats continue to evolve, making the protection of your organization’s perimeter and infrastructure ever more complex, yet essential. This white paper examines the various types of DDoS attack modes, recent comments from regulators related to DDoS and how to mitigate risk for your institution.