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Posts By: Linnea Solem

Internet of Things (IoT) and Third-Party Risk

Published on July 9, 2017 By | Posted in: Compliance, Internet of Things (IoT), Larry Ponemon, News, Ponemon Institute, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Third Party Risk

In our digital age, everything is connected. Cars can drive themselves, Planes can fly themselves, and your Refrigerator can use the internet to tell you if you are out of milk and eggs when you are at the grocery store. The era of connectivity and immediacy of data has created a new worldwide web out […]

Halloween Happenings – What’s Scaring Your Risk, Privacy & Security Professionals?

Published on October 31, 2016 By | Posted in: Fraud, Privacy, Risk, Security

Hacking and data breaches have continued to dominate media headlines, putting a stronger emphasis on Cyber Security. However, there are other emerging terms that are creating goosebumps, scary dreams, and keeping compliance professional up at night. This past week, over 400 attendees at the 14th annual Executive Women’s Forum, conference with a theme focused on […]

Casting the Net for Third Party Risk

Published on July 26, 2016 By | Posted in: Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP), Blog, Program Tools, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Shared Assessments, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management

The summer of 2016 has been one of media challenges, and breaking records for heat waves across many states. Slow moving boats, relaxing fishing in normal idyllic mid-summer breaks have been swept aside by a flurry of activity within the sea of third party risk. This past week in Boston, the Shared Assessments Program Steering […]

Responsible Innovation The Key to Successful Growth for Banks

Published on June 9, 2016 By | Posted in: Banking, Compliance, Fintech, OCC, OCC Framework

The Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) initiated a working group in 2015 to begin to assess the evolution of technology and innovation in financial services, resulting in publication of a white paper at end of Q1, and requested industry comments on strategic questions. The dialog will continue later this month, at an OCC […]

A Wonky April: A Collection of Thoughts From Key Privacy and Banking Conferences

Published on May 4, 2016 By | Posted in: Banking, Event, Privacy

Last month heralded many milestones and events for those of us who tend to a bit of the geeky side of watching the political and regulatory landscape. I started and ended the month of April in Washington D.C. – The District that heralded early cherry blossoms, and later snowstorms, a precursor hint to a blustery […]

Tone at the Top: Risk Governance Convergence in the C-Suite

Published on February 19, 2016 By | Posted in: Blog, Risk Compliance, Tone at the Top

Last week I had the opportunity to present at the 2016 Deluxe Exchange Client conference on the convergence of Risk & Governance today at Board and Executive levels of organizations. The theme focused on how critical the “Tone at the Top” has become in enabling a more strategic conversation on risk & compliance in today’s […]

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Published on January 28, 2016 By | Posted in: Data, Data Privacy Day

Today is Data Privacy Day. With a theme of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust, the day celebrates the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Each year hundreds of organizations come together to drive awareness and education on key data protection concepts targeted to help employees, individuals, and businesses. Educational tools […]

It’s Not Just a Check The Box Exercise: Building a Culture of Compliance

Published on October 13, 2015 By | Posted in: Compliance, Payments, Risk

Last week I outlined ideas on implementing appropriate best practices in structuring effective compliance programs. Leveraging program management disciplines can streamline the logistics of compliance management. However, process alone is not sufficient without the right “tone at the top” to focus an organization’s efforts. Senior leadership within an organization is accountable for managing risk and […]

Back to School Basics: Best Practices for Compliance Program Management

Published on October 7, 2015 By | Posted in: Compliance, Risk Management

School is back in session, fall has begun, and we are approaching the start of Q4. Organizations of all sizes are finishing their financial plans for 2016 and likely conducting end of year internal fall housekeeping on projects and initiatives. This is a great time to dust off the approach to managing compliance with a […]

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, […]

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