Regulatory Reality:

October, 2009


October 29, 2009  7:28 PM

In Memoriam: David Taylor

Posted by: Marcia Savage

I was shocked and saddened today to learn of the unexpected passing of David Taylor, founder of the PCI Knowledge Base. My deepest sympathy goes to his family. Dave founded the PCI Knowledge Base, a research community that shares information to help organizations achieve PCI compliance, after a...

October 29, 2009  5:23 PM

Regulatory compliance bits and bytes

Posted by: David Schneier
assessments, audits, bcp, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, DR, FDIC, general controls, GLBA, NCUA, NCUA Sheila Bair, Pandemic Planning, password, policy, procedure, Regulatory Compliance, risk assessments, SOX

Many years ago I found myself in one of those awkward moments where I needed to pay for something but didn’t have enough cash on hand to cover the bill. Rather than do the smart thing and find an ATM I instead elected to rip through my car and dig up all of the...

October 20, 2009  3:05 PM

Should bank examiners rely on audit and assessment reports?

Posted by: David Schneier
assessment, Audit, bcp, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, DR, GLBA, information security, IT, NCUA, Regulatory Compliance, risk, risk assessment, technology

A favorite cliché of mine is “if it wasn’t for the last minute nothing would ever get done.” Personally it’s sort of the way I’m wired and in my industry it’s an unwritten rule when it comes to many annual activities. There’s an...

October 8, 2009  8:33 PM

The COBIT framework isn’t an audit solution

Posted by: David Schneier
Audit, COBIT, GLBA, ISACA, ITGI, NCUA, Regulatory Compliance, risk, risk assessment, Risk IT, SOX, Val IT

I have an associate who has an addiction to certifications. He’s one of those “too smart for his own good” geniuses who often decides to change his career course and starts by obtaining whatever accreditation or cert is needed to do so....


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