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Nov 9, 2016
Common Results from Banks We Serve
Learn about the common cybersecurity concerns many banks face in an article from Managing Director, Michael Barrack.
Oct 28, 2016
Cybersecurity Assessment Tool - Valuable Instrument or Regulatory Noose?
Hear from Michael Barrack, Managing Director at Accume Partners, for his take on the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
Oct 1, 2016
Vulnerability Management Flash Alert
Beginning this month, Microsoft will only release cumulative security and performance updates for Windows 7 and 8.1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Individual patches will no longer be available for those operating systems.
Mar 1, 2014
FINRA Cyber Security Compliance Update
The financial industries are being increasingly targeted by cyber thieves. This paper focuses on the latest cyber-security requirements for financial institutions with brokers-dealers, investment advisors, and investment funds that are regulated by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Nov 11, 2014
Bitcoin and the Coming Revolution in Financial Transactions
Bitcoin transactions require no banks and no clearing house, plus they execute in real time. What does this mean for the banking industry? Ignore this virtual currency system, and others like it, at your own peril. Read this article by Accume's Eric Holmquist, which he wrote for The RMA Journal, to learn about Bitcoin. It is a concept the banking industry needs to study and understand.
Oct 20, 2014
Be Aware of CFPB's HMDA Proposal; Be Very Aware
In July of this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released its long-awaited proposal for HMDA (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act), also known as Regulation C. At 573 pages long, it adds 37 new data items to the existing items already being collected. This article, written by James Nemecek, Accume Partners Director, Compliance, appears in the current issue of Virginia Banking magazine. Read the article for a look at some basics that your institution needs to consider, whether the proposal is rolled out as presently written, or if any further changes are made prior to any final implementation date.
Oct 15, 2014
Are You EMV Ready?
Financial institutions across the country are preparing for the October 2015 counterfeit card liability shift. If your institution isn’t already issuing credit and debit cards with EMV chip technology, now is the time to begin that undertaking. Please read "Are You EMV Ready?" to learn more about the implementation process and what you should be aware of.
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