Regulatory Reality:

September, 2009

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September 30, 2009  7:34 PM

Accountability key to banking recovery

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Every day, I receive a semi-deluge of industry related emails.  Between the various agencies, media sites, organizations and associations I tend to receive more communiqués than I know what to do with.  But I developed an interesting habit last year when the banking...

September 16, 2009  9:02 PM

Can the economy rebound without the banks?

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I had one of those odd moments yesterday regarding the banking industry that I wanted to share with you.

On the homepage of a major news website were two headline stories. The first was about how Ben Bernanke believes the recession we’re...


September 10, 2009  4:16 AM

Test what makes sense, not headlines

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The recent news about a social engineering exercise gone awry serves as a lesson on how not to conduct these kinds of tests. An information security firm had sent a credit union NCUA-branded media to install in order to test if the employees would react...


September 1, 2009  3:29 PM

IT audits versus reviews

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I had mentioned in my last post a recent conversation with my partner regarding a proposed IT general controls (ITGC) audit. My primary role in our practice is to head up regulatory compliance services which includes audits, assessments and program development; my...


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