Cybersecurity

The role of HR in cybersecurity

8/1/2022
Make cybersecurity training a part of the onboarding process and include an annual review of key policies.

Financial crime and fraud tips

6/1/2022
Ms. Teri Petrzelka, VP ISO/Security Officer for the Central Bank of Houston, shares her thoughts on how they are helping their customers.

Cyber 2022 – not starting out very promising

1/31/2022
The director of U.S. CISA, Jen Easterly, called the Log4j cyber attack, “the most serious vulnerability I have seen in my decades-long career.”

Expect the hits to keep coming in 2022

12/6/2021
We’ll continue to see ransomware attacks in 2022. Why? Because they are still successful.

Zero Trust

10/1/2021
We all must succumb and embrace the reality that data holds more value than ever realized possible, and we must do our part to mitigate the risk of losing control of it.

Cybersecurity driving insurance hard market

10/1/2021
If doomsday preppers have taught us anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared. Maybe an overstatement, but it may be more relevant to bankers than you think.

Perspectives on third-party risk management

9/1/2021
As I wrote in my column last year, third-party risks continue to be one of a bank’s greatest risks. Properly addressing these risks as a part of your overall business strategy is challenging.

Zero trust model

8/1/2021
On May 12, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order to implement new policies aimed at strengthening the nation’s cybersecurity.

More regulations in cybersecurity?

7/1/2021
Regulations are nothing new to financial organizations. In fact, the consensus is whether it’s a traditional bank or a modern fintech startup, they are among the most heavily regulated businesses already — and have been for some time.

Cyber insurance premiums continue to climb

6/1/2021
The global insurance company, AXA, will no longer write policies in France that reimburse customers for extortion payments made to ransomware criminals. How much longer before the same applies in the U.S.?

Back to business

5/1/2021
As normal banking activities resume, list of concerns includes mandated vaccinations, special accommodations and paid leave

Cybersecurity in AI, including machine learning

5/1/2021
Recently, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA and OCC released a request for information and comment on financial institutions’ use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Vulnerabilities, patches & exploits, oh my

4/1/2021
I’m writing this column just days after the Microsoft Exchange vulnerability release, and I’m sure that by the time this is published, it will be much, much worse.

Stopping PPP Fraud

2/1/2021
The first rounds of PPP helped more than five million small businesses in the United States in the amount of $525 billion in funding, but not without a dark side to the program.

Cybersecurity for the Board of Directors

2/1/2021
Cyber threats are daunting. Not only are they complex and constantly evolving, but they also have the potential to impart significant financial and reputational damage to our financial institutions.

Year in review and what to expect in 2021

1/1/2021
Changes in technology have been revolutionizing business for a long time but recently this trend has been expedited due to the rapid increase in work-from-home as well as the adoption of technologies such as the cloud.

How can something so good be so bad?

12/1/2020
Social media has changed the ways we live our lives — from the way we get our news to the way we interact with our family, friends and peers. It’s everywhere, it’s unavoidable, it’s powerful and it’s here to stay.

Cybersecurity and politics

11/1/2020
Here we are almost to 2021. Do you feel any more cybersecure? Just this year, we’ve seen a 20% increase in cyber fraud and abuse and a startling 200% increase in business email compromises.