Ten years ago, few people could have imagined that one of the greatest operational and data security threats to financial institutions would be extortionists holding data hostage. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening today with ransomware. The banking industry has become a massive ransomware target—and the threat is
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The continuous developments in technology have ultimately led to self-driving cars, virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, 3-D printers and so much more. Technology is essentially simplifying the world we live in, which was the purpose behind Nacha’s ACH Meaningful Modernization Rules that went into effect on September 17,
If yours is like most credit unions, you have a set of core values. Unfortunately, if you’re like most companies (credit unions and otherwise) these core values eventually devolve to not much more than words on a website. Typically introduced with great fanfare, core values are eventually forgotten and
Employees, board members, volunteers and even members. These are the dedicated people who understand the values and cooperative spirit by which credit unions work and do business. These people (we’re looking at you!) deeply believe in the credit union philosophy and work to further the reach of our movement.
Culture has dominated the corporate conversation in recent years. The importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (or DEI) has become more evident than ever. Many credit unions are looking for a recipe to make their workplaces more respectful and inclusive while also getting the highest level of performance from each
Compliance management is a never-ending job. As soon as one regulation is implemented or training or testing is completed, another one immediately takes its place. It can be overwhelming, but there are ways to lighten your compliance management workload while still staying compliant and on task. Here are four tips.
When it comes to compliance, there is a good reason for three lines of defense. They ensure that a bank’s lending compliance management system (CMS) is effectively guarding the bank against unnecessary risk. The First Line of Defense: EmployeesThe first line of defense is the business. From the back
Earlier this year the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency hit Morgan Stanley with a $60 million civil money penalty for faulty vendor management practices that potentially exposed sensitive customer data. The bank also faces seven class-action lawsuits accusing it of negligence. What went wrong and how do you
Has COVID-19 made managing your vendor management hard to, well, manage? Say that five times fast! Honestly, it might be easier than trying to deal with vendor management during a pandemic that has changed just about everything we once knew to be “normal.” Working from home, social distancing and relying