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July 31, 2015  4:43 PM

Finance firms spend millions on compliance, but lack long-term strategy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance, Dodd-Frank, Financial firms, Financial industry, GRC strategy, regulatory compliance

Numerous regulations were introduced worldwide to make financial services institutions more resilient following the monetary crisis of 2007 to 2008. Now, these regulations, which global management consulting firm Accenture collectively calls global structural reform (GSR), are having an impact on...

July 22, 2015  8:39 PM

Dodd-Frank creators discuss the law’s impact; SEC leads FIFA bribery probe

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Dodd-Frank, grc, SEC

Five years after the Dodd-Frank Act was enacted, the creators of the law contemplate the wide-ranging legislation's impact on the financial and banking industries. Also in recent GRC news: The SEC heads a civil probe into public companies potentially involved in the FIFA bribery scandal, and...


July 9, 2015  9:25 PM

SEC commissioner calls for expanded Reg SCI; PCI SCC updates P2P standard

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, cybersecurity, Data Encryption, Dodd-Frank, Financial regulations, grc, PCI, PCI DSS, regulatory compliance, SEC

SEC commissioner Luis Aguilar strongly urged his colleagues at a cybersecurity conference last month to push Reg SCI up on their priority lists, particularly in terms of widening the regulation's coverage. Also in the news: The PCI Council updates its peer-to-peer encryption standard; the SEC...


June 11, 2015  4:51 PM

U.S. government breach could have accessed private citizens’ data

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Apple, Apple iOS, cybersecurity, Data breach, Data privacy, Hack, Safe Harbor

U.S. officials say the recent hack of government computer systems affects 4 million current and former federal employees, but the breach could have impacted private citizens, too. Also in the news: Apple hyped new privacy protections as it updates Siri, while U.S. and EU officials moved closer...


June 5, 2015  5:11 PM

Data as currency: Balancing risk vs. reward

Ben Cole Ben Cole Profile: Ben Cole
Compliance, Data-security, Information governance

(This blog post was written by Jeff Whited, senior manager of education development at ARMA International.) By leveraging big data as an asset, organizations are tapping new business efficiencies and revenue streams. Credit card companies, for instance, sell data on customers' buying...


May 28, 2015  1:31 PM

Wall Street, small banks still plagued by regulatory compliance enforcement

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Banking industry, Chief Compliance Officer, Compliance, Dodd-Frank, Financial fraud, Financial industry, Financial regulations, grc, regulatory compliance

If recent headlines are any indication, Wall Street banks and other financial institutions continue to garner poor marks when it comes to regulatory compliance: Earlier this month, several major global banks pleaded guilty to federal accusations regarding the rigging of foreign exchange rates. Also...


May 6, 2015  4:44 PM

SEC calls for more executive pay transparency; proposed law could allow hacked firms to keep mum

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Cell phones, CIO, Compliance, Customer data, Data breach disclosure, Data breach notification laws, Data privacy, Dodd-Frank, FBI, gps, Hacking, SEC, tracking

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pushing to provide U.S. shareholders with better metrics to compare executive pay against company performance. In other GRC headlines from recent weeks: A new law moving through Congress could allow breached companies to keep intrusions under wraps;...


April 22, 2015  4:30 PM

Lawmakers race to pass cybersecurity bill; NSA wants front door into encrypted devices

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
cybersecurity, Cybersecurity legislation, Data Encryption, Hackers, Health IT, Mobile encryption, NSA, NSA Data Collection

Much to the chagrin of privacy advocates, U.S. legislators have been pushing to pass a bill to improve cyberthreat intelligence sharing before discussing National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance reforms. In other recent news: Privacy proponents are also up in arms about an NSA proposal that...


April 8, 2015  1:43 PM

New U.S. sanctions target foreign hackers; Facebook battles EU over privacy

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Banking industry, CIO, Compliance, Cyberattacks, Data privacy, Data protection, European Data Protecion legislation, Facebook, grc, risk

Following the recent streak of high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. companies, the Obama administration last week unveiled a program that would impose sanctions on individuals or groups overseas that are potential sources of cyberthreats. Also in the news: Facebook's privacy practices face growing...


March 26, 2015  1:36 PM

FBI takes a step toward broader hacking authority; most companies fail PCI compliance tests

Fran Sales Fran Sales Profile: Fran Sales
Compliance, Compliance Assessment, Cybersecurity legislation, Data privacy, FBI, NSA, online privacy, PCI compliance, PCI DSS, Privacy Protection

The FBI's quest to expand its hacking authority moved forward last week: A judicial advisory panel approved a rule change regarding how flexible judges can be in granting search warrants outside the bounds of their geographical jurisdiction. Also in the news recently: The Pentagon launched a...


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