Regulatory Reality:

November, 2010

November 29, 2010  3:19 PM

You can’t have partial regulatory compliance

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I recently decided to establish an automatic link between my personal checking account and a mutual fund account that was established for my son years ago when he was a baby.  The account was originally funded with a gift from a family member and while it's grown reasonably well percentage-wise,...

November 16, 2010  6:07 PM

What is the practical value of compliance policies?

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

My practice recently wrapped up an engagement in which we conducted a tabletop test of a client's business continuity plan.  As always with such exercises, it's interesting to find out how much distance exists between what's documented in an institution's policy/program and how business is...

November 2, 2010  2:33 PM

Risk management process demands vigilance

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

I was in the midst of writing my weekly blog post focusing on threadbare thin compliance efforts when I was distracted by news of a potential terrorist incident.  As you likely know by now, it appears that Al-Qaeda was either attempting to send explosive devices onto airplanes or was conducting a...

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