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What is the Actual Cost of a Data Breach for a Financial Firm? As the number of data breaches reported annually continues to surge, costs incurred by companies who report an incident are also increasing, according to a new study by security and privacy research organization, the Ponemon Institute.
Identity Theft Top Priority for State Legislators More than 200 bills are currently pending at state level.
Streamlining Global Compliance Globalization continues to be a trend, and companies are finding they can't manage current global compliance requirements efficiently.
How Well Can Wall Street Handle Pandemic Flu? Drill Results Are Mixed... With bird flu outbreaks cropping up from Europe to Asia, scientists say the new pattern of spreading infection makes a worldwide human pandemic more likely. So how well are U.S. financial firms prepared for a pandemic? 2,775 financial firms recently took part in a drill to try and answer that very question. The results were a mixed bag...
Asia Tops World for Money Laundering Risk A global survey of senior anti-money laundering (AML) compliance officers identified Asia as the region currently experiencing the greatest increase in money laundering risk.
Financial Services Outperform Other Industries in Records Management Sixty-five percent of public and private organizations have not implemented enterprisewide records management policies.
SEC Brings 14 Percent more cases, Insider Trading Focus set to Continue in 2008 The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brought 14 percent more enforcement cases in fiscal 2007, the first increase in four years, according to official figures released this week. Insider trading is likely to remain a focus in 2008 as well. The SEC has been scrutinizing executives' 10b5-1 trading programs, started an insider trading probe of hedge funds...
U.S. Banks Are Targets in 60% of Worldwide Phishing Attacks A new report revealed that 60% of phishing attacks against global banking brands are targeted against U.S. institutions, followed by the UK with 16%. Meanwhile, the same banks continue to be the victims of those attacks....
More than 200 Bills on Identity Theft Pending, study reveals Identity theft and consumer protection are a bigger priority than ever for state legislators, according to a new study by Boston-based Aite Group, which found that more than 200 bills focusing on the issue are currently pending at state level. As a result, financial institutions must keep a careful eye on any changes and be prepared to act on state legislature to avoid costly fines...
Complinet launches global Online Networking Community for compliance professionals Complinet, a provider of global compliance solutions, has launched a global networking community for compliance professionals in the financial services industry, enabling peer group information exchange about regulations and compliance. 18,000 members have joined since October 29.