Prevention and risk mitigation are key components in every aspect of bank operations - the same holds true in the protection of customer data.

Vulnerabilities & Mitigation

Cybersecurity and data security vulnerabilities come in many forms. Use these resources to know what you are dealing with and how to stay one step ahead.

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Cybersecurity and Technology News

FinCEN proposes rule on accessing beneficial ownership info

Dec 16, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a proposed rule governing access to and protection of beneficial ownership information.

FS-ISAC spotlights Cuba ransomware, smash-and-grab mitigation

Dec 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s latest weekly risk summary spotlights the recent Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Cuba ransomware variants.

ICBA: Congressional Report Validates That Community Banks Are a Superior Alternative to Nonbank Lenders

Dec 2, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’s report regarding the role of financial technology companies in facilitating a disproportionately high rate of fraudulent and otherwise ineligible loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.

Senate Finance chair questions crypto exchanges following FTX failure

Nov 30, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Washington continued to escalate its response to instability in the crypto sector as the Senate Finance Committee’s chairman questioned leading crypto exchanges on their consumer protections.

Revamped podcast explores future of ICBA ThinkTECH

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA released the latest episode of its newly revamped podcast: “Independent Banker: A Community Banking Podcast from ICBA.”

DOJ announces arrests in $575M crypto fraud

Nov 22, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
The Justice Department announced the arrest of two Estonian citizens for their alleged involvement in a $575 million cryptocurrency fraud and money-laundering conspiracy.