Bank Auditors’ Focus on Cyber Security – How to Excel in a Critical Area

When it comes to bank regulation, few people have a better handle on it than Bill Neville.  He has been around banking for quite some time and certainly can be called an expert in bank processes.  Bill was formerly the President of Finastra – North America, a multi-national financial technology firm.  In that role, he … Read more

Three Key Elements for Building an Effective Human Firewall

Cyber attacks aren’t just getting more frequent, they are also becoming significantly more vicious and sophisticated. According to the latest 2019 figures from the Ponemon Institute’s “Cost of Data Breach” study, the average cost of a data breach has reached nearly $8.64 million in the US, alone. Yet today’s cyber attacks have far-reaching negative impacts that … Read more

Key Ways Law Firms Can Reduce the Risk of Cyber Attacks

While a study by BitSight finds the legal industry ranked second best in cybersecurity, the key reality is their rating value would earn them a solid “D” in grade school … not a good grade! The industry may be ranked second best, but the competition is not very strong! Additionally, in spite of continued investments … Read more

An Employee’s Guide to the Vocabulary of Cyber Security

Employee awareness is the cornerstone of a good cyber protection program. However, the expressions associated with cybersecurity can seem foreign to many people at first. Here is a list of common terms and their associated definitions to help you expand your cyber vocabulary: Adware is software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material (often unwanted) when … Read more

Ratcheting Up Financial Service Industry Cyber Security Regulations

Cyber security regulations and requirements continue to be strengthened, yet data breaches continue to occur. Even if you are compliant with all the requirements, including the updated ones for the State of New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) entities, you are not immune from becoming the next headline. There is a common denominator that … Read more