Establishes Advisory Board

Knowing what’s important to banking professionals is key to providing the information and news coverage needed in the financial services industry. Having a “finger on the pulse” is the best way to describe the formation of’s inaugural Advisory Board.

The new members of’s Advisory Board are from every region of the country, and represent a wide range of asset sizes of national banks, community banks and savings and loan institutions. “Knowing what your peers are thinking, and how they’re approaching a certain issue helps you find what works at your bank,” said Linda McGlasson, Managing Editor of

In its first meeting, the nine board members talked about some of the issues on every banker’s mind. “What did the examiner look for during the last exam?” and “What are some of the top information security issues facing your institution?” brought forward some illuminating answers. The Board will add value by evaluating topics and will help the team at pinpoint the most important issues facing banks today.

One thing is certain, the increased drum beat of regulatory compliance is only getting louder, and the need to protect consumer private information are topping most institution’s lists of top priority action items, especially in light of increasing data breaches, such as the 46+ million accounts hacked from TJX. (This now, according to reports from the industry has an estimated total cumulative cost of more than $1 billion.)

The Advisory Board will meet quarterly, and members will serve for a period of one year. Click to see the’s new Board of Advisors.

About the Author

Linda McGlasson

Linda McGlasson

Managing Editor

Linda McGlasson is a seasoned writer and editor with 20 years of experience in writing for corporations, business publications and newspapers. She has worked in the Financial Services industry for more than 12 years. Most recently Linda headed information security awareness and training and the Computer Incident Response Team for Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), a subsidiary of the NYSE Group (NYX). As part of her role she developed infosec policy, developed new awareness testing and led the company's incident response team. In the last two years she's been involved with the Financial Services Information Sharing Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), editing its quarterly member newsletter and identifying speakers for member meetings.

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