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
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
Cloud-based servers can be extremely useful, wouldn’t you agree? You don’t have to worry about hardware maintenance, power consumption, redundancy or physical security. Not to mention, storage limits are more easily resolved with less down time. And how many of us have hit the “Save Password” button when
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
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.
JPMorgan Chase Bank is on the hook for a $250 million civil money penalty after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) found the bank failed to maintain [https://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2020/nr-occ-2020-159.html] adequate internal controls and internal audit over its fiduciary business—an
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