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Joint Advisory Bulletin: Mobile Payment System Vulnerability

Published on September 30, 2015 By | Posted in: Mobile, PCI, Secret Service

Earlier this month, the U.S Secret Service, in collaboration with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, released a Joint Advisory Bulletin: Mobile Payment System Vulnerability. The advisory discuses the Growing Criminal Exploitation of Provisioning in Mobile Payments. Excerpt: The Secret Service has observed a steady increase in criminals exploiting vulnerabilities in the account […]

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action – Part 2

Published on September 28, 2015 By | Posted in: Huffington Post

In my previous blog, we discussed how replacing words like “think” and “feel” with “believe” while posing questions to your staff can provide better insight into your employees’ ability to deliver responses that contain a both logical and emotional analysis in a single response. This month’s continuation of this topic, will discuss applying the same […]

Current State of International Standards and Global Harmonization Efforts Regarding Cybersecurity

Published on September 23, 2015 By | Posted in: Cybersecurity, International Standards, ISO, Newsletter, Standards

Understanding the New Rules of the Game During the past decade, ISO has published many management system standards for topics ranging from quality and environment to information security, business continuity management and records management. Despite sharing common elements, ISO management system standards come in many different shapes and structures because they are developed by numerous […]

Business Continuity: What Do Those Words Mean To You?

Published on September 22, 2015 By | Posted in: Business Continuity, Risk, Risk Management

For many businesses, they are nothing more than words. Business Continuity is more than simply having a slightly modified template version of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that took a few hours to complete in order to satisfy your Manager or an outside entity. Instead, it is a never-ending process of risk assessments, risk mitigation, […]

Webinar: Can Peer Collaboration Be Our Next Best Practice For Third-Party Risk Management?

Published on September 18, 2015 By | Posted in: Collaborative Onsite Assessment, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Webinar

Under the auspices of the Shared Assessments Program, top-tier financial institutions have been working collaboratively on an innovative approach to develop a proven methodology for performing single assessments of a vendor by multiple financial institutions. View this previously recorded webinar as Robin Slade, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Santa Fe Group, discusses […]

Dodd-Frank Rewrite To Compel Continuous Third Party Risk Assessment With Lower Capital Reserve Requirements

Published on September 16, 2015 By | Posted in: Dodd-Frank, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management

The newly proposed Dodd-Frank rewrite, which is currently part of the $21 billion funding bill being deliberated by the Senate, would cause a shakeup in the riskiness of third-party relationships with banks and financial services organizations which have less than $500 billion of assets on their books, causing companies to have to reevaluate their risk […]

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action – Part 1

Published on September 7, 2015 By | Posted in: News

Though I am not a psychologist, I have spent many years managing teams, leading projects, and advising people – experiences that have helped me realize the importance of appropriately phrasing questions – in both social and business settings – to provoke thoughtful opinions from others (a tip of the hat to Dr. Frank Luntz and […]

Shared Assessments and Prevalent West Coast Briefing, San Francisco

Published on September 3, 2015 By | Posted in: News

Thursday, September 10th at Galleria Park Hotel in San Francisco, CA You are cordially invited to attend an exclusive Executive Briefing co-hosted by Prevalent and Shared Assessments. Please join us as we bring together industry leaders in Third Party Risk to learn about: The Latest Trends in Third Party Risk: “How to Prepare for the […]

Three Tips to Manage Vendor Risk and Combat Cyberattacks

Published on August 28, 2015 By | Posted in: Blog, Cybersecurity, Vendor Risk, Vendor Risk Managment

It has been a banner year for cyberattacks in healthcare, and the threats show no sign of stopping. The growing dangers of cyberthreats should make vendor risk management a business-critical issue for all organizations, and healthcare companies, in particular. With the increasing number of cyberattacks, intensified regulatory scrutiny and the extreme sensitivity of patient information, […]

What Exactly is OK (for) Google? Voicing Voice Privacy Concerns

Published on August 27, 2015 By | Posted in: Newsletter, Privacy, Voice

Every day, voice recognition gets better. And every day, more of us start talking to our devices instead of typing. Although voice recognition technology is still in its infancy, voice is proving itself to be faster and easier than typing on our increasingly tiny devices. And with this change, a new world of privacy concerns […]

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