If you’ve spent any amount of time in the financial industry, you’re probably familiar with the dos and don’ts of passwords: DO: * Use various upper-case and lower-case letters. * Make sure it is at least eight or more characters in length. * Include special characters. * Create strong, hard-to-guess passwords.
By now you’ve probably heard that the federal agencies have finalized the Interagency Guidance on Third-Party Relationships: Risk Management. It replaces existing guidance and aligns vendor management requirements among the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve. Here’s
Picture yourself, for a moment, back in kindergarten. You were just learning how to read with short sentences and lots of pictures. Over the years, throughout the rest of your school career and into adulthood, the stories evolved from two and three-word sentences accompanied by lots of illustrations to long
Risk management is a critical aspect of banking operations. However, one area that often draws resistance is risk management controls. The concept may seem intimidating or overwhelming, but when you break down the components, you’ll find risk management controls aren’t nearly as complicated as you think. Understanding Risk
Building out an enterprise risk management (ERM) program can be overwhelming for financial institutions and others in the financial services industry. Risk management is a broad umbrella covering a wide range of risks, including operational, cybersecurity, compliance, reputation and financial risk, among others. With so many areas to cover, it’
Your board of directors is responsible for safety and soundness, growth, and increasing the profitability of your institution — all while serving the needs of your customers, employees, and community. Meeting these goals requires that the board of directors makes wise investments in capital projects, including adding or upgrading technology. In
The world may seem larger than ever before, but attackers don’t think so. With our reliance on the virtual space to connect us and push technology into mainstream operations – especially those for financial institutions like credit unions – every device is an open invitation to steal data and network access.
Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger might strike fear in the hearts of horror fanatics this time of year, but the real villains are much more elusive and certainly more persistent. Bad actors, hackers, those who exploit your credit union and your members’ data are the real monsters, and
Federal regulators have been encouraging financial institutions to share information about known cyber incidents for years. Now banks and their third-party service providers have until May 1, 2022, to comply with the new rule requiring prompt regulator notification in the event of a cyber incident. How to Respond When a
According to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, cyberattacks are one of the greatest risks to our global financial system [https://news.cuna.org/articles/119340-prepare-for-the-next-cyberattack-3-steps] . These risks have only increased as online financial transactions rise. For credit union cybersecurity, this means the effort required to protect member data is increasing
Look around you. At quick glance, you might see a smart thermostat, smart phone, video doorbell or fitness tracker. These things tie you directly, whether knowingly or unknowingly, to the Internet of Things (IoT). But you’re not alone – Cisco estimates there will be an astounding 500 billion devices connected