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How Can I Improve My Incident Response Plan?

Jenny Roland-Vlach, CISM, Compliance Analyst – Jack Henry & Associates Incident Response Plans have been a critical component for financial institutions (FIs) for quite some time now. The foundation was outlined as part of GLBA and guidance was later issued on the requirements for these response programs where customer information had been accessed. So, this raises the question, if Incident Response Plans have been a necessity for so long, why do so many FIs continue to have ineffective plans in [...]


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3rd Annual Financial Services Conference

The 3rd Annual Financial Services sector conference is now in the past. We had a great time this year at the CNO Financial conference center! Our speakers from the Office of the Comptroller of Currency, SmithAmunsen Law Firm, and Pondurance provided us with some outstanding presentations on what to expect from Cloud providers of financial services. As we migrate many of our service lines from in-house systems on our servers over to vendor-provided Cloud solutions, we need to know [...]


Incident Response Plans & Vendor Management: Lost in the Cybersecurity Mix

Jenny Roland-Vlach, CISM, Compliance Analyst – Jack Henry & Associates If you find yourself in need of a stark reminder on how quickly time passes by, consider this: May 2018 marks three years since the FFIEC officially announced their focus on cybersecurity for financial institutions. In addition to periodic updates being provided by the FFIEC, there have been a multitude of articles on the topic of cybersecurity. While there has been an emphasis on areas such as C-Suite training and [...]


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What Do You Mean You Aren’t Testing Your Incident Response Plan?

Jenny Roland-Vlach, CISM, Compliance Analyst – Jack Henry & Associates As part of the Jack Henry & Associates Gladiator IT Regulatory Compliance group, I have had the opportunity to have some interesting conversations with customers, and I have noticed there is one topic in particular that seems to keep popping up: Incident Response Plan testing. The questions that I am most often asked regarding testing are the following: “We don’t test our Incident Response Plan, can we remove the section [...]


Trust and the FBI

Trust and the FBI The FBI has recently come under fire for all kinds of supposed misdeeds, conspiracies, etc. In addition, Director Wray, along with a number of other Justice Department officials, have specifically been acused of all kinds of scullduggery. The evening news is cluttered wiht storeis from both sides accusing the FBI and their management of this or that. The 24 hours news providers get their teeth into it and simply won’t let go. and unfortunatley, many [...]


Posted By Category: GeneralComments: 0Post Date: February 15, 2018

Impact of lighting on physical security

  Ever feel anxious on some parking lots at night and not know why? You maybe being influenced by the color spectrum of the light the fixture/bulb are producing. Light, it is both naturally occurring and manufactured that stimulates sight and makes things visible [1]. A more technical definition assigns a numerical value to the color emitted by a light source, measured in degrees of Kelvin. The Kelvin Color Temperature scale imagines a black body object— (such as a lamp filament) [...]


Posted By Category: GeneralComments: 0Post Date: February 12, 2018

Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology

There has been a significant amount of news recently about Bitcoin and the fortunes that have been made and lost over the past few months. Bitcoin is going to have a profound impact upon the financial services industry. There is no question about that. The question is when your Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team is going to be coming to you with questions about the technology that you’re going to have to explain in terms that they [...]


Network Patching and Code Signing

Introduction The recent Equifax breach has prompted a great deal of technical chatter regarding patching our systems. The staff in your IT department are intimately familiar with patch management regimens. There are legitimate reasons to delay patching (the Equifax incident was not supported by a legitimate reason not to apply the patch in question). In this blog segment, I’m going to present what the issues are to the non-technical reader so that you can better understand what is involved in [...]


Hacking Back

As an information security professional and digital forensic investigator, I’m often asked why I don’t pursue the people who are hacking us. There is a lot of political and journalistic attention being given to the concept of going after the bad guys who have been attacking our critical infrastructure, our voting systems, our banking wire systems, and even our personal information. The recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 releases of US government-created hacking tools, and their resulting malware (WannaCry, Petya, CherryBlossom, [...]


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FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool

For those financial services organizations that fall under the watchful eye of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), you’re probably at least passingly familiar with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC). The FFIEC developed a self-assessment tool to help institutions identify their vulnerabilities and determine their current state of cyber risk. The FFIEC recognized that financial institution Boards of Directors didn’t have a clear, understandable, and consistent vehicle for communicating the state of cyber-preparedness of the [...]


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