Consumer data is perhaps the most valuable asset that financial institutions possess, and protecting that data is essential to any institution’s integrity.
In CSI’s latest Banking Priorities Study, nearly 20 percent of respondents said interbank payment network attacks were their greatest security threat heading into 2017. This marks the first time in the history of the survey that interbank payment network attacks were specifically mentioned as a security concern.
Are your bank branches providing the modern, customer-focused environments your customers crave? In this blog post, we’ll explore how redesigning the branch layout can create positive interactions and energy between branch staff and consumers.
After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Treasury Department broadened the term “financial institution,” under the USA PATRIOT Act, to include industries that, by their very nature, are at higher risk for money-laundering violations.
Seven months ago, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) revised its Information Security (IS) Booklet, which among other things provided more granular guidance regarding the inventory, classification and lifecycle management of technology assets. Institutions that haven’t addressed this guidance are risking more than they may realize.
Institutions cannot afford to rest on their laurels when it comes to branches. The time to make a change in branch strategy is now, and if banks want to transform their branches into the modern, customer-focused environments their consumers crave, it starts with innovation.
On Feb. 9, the Trump Administration issued an executive order (E.O.) enforcing, “Federal Law with Respect to Transactional Criminal Organizations.” In it, the new president announced, “It shall be the policy of the executive branch to strengthen enforcement of Federal law in order to thwart transnational criminal organizations and subsidiary organizations, including criminal gangs, cartels, racketeering organizations, and other groups engaged in illicit activities …”
On March 7, WikiLeaks released a huge cache of documents–close to 8,000 web pages–that provide a detailed glimpse into the CIA’s computer hacking capabilities. So what do we do now? Rather than be reactive, let’s discuss a few ways that this incident can help us be proactive.
Candidate Trump campaigned on a pro-business, deregulation platform. In his first days in office, President Trump has swiftly set that agenda in motion. We’re examining six regulatory-related moves initiated by the Trump administration in its first weeks–and dissecting what they actually mean today and what they might mean in the future.