Bankers aren't waiting for the FFIEC to act on the release of its updated online authentication. Instead, they've already begun to comply with the major points recommended in the draft. And the death of Osama bin Laden has heightened concerns terrorists' efforts to launder money through legitimate banking channels.
Gigi Hyland of the NCUA says the latest draft of online authentication guidance is awaiting final signoff from just one FFIEC member agency. And Verizon's new data breach report finds that compromised records resulting from data breaches dropped dramatically in 2010, but the number of breaches continues to grow.
It's been over three months since the accidental disclosure. When will the final FFIEC authentication update be released? "I don't think we're any less safe," says Gartner's Avivah Litan. "We just need to step up enforcements."
Gigi Hyland, board member of the National Credit Union Administration, says the latest draft of authentication guidance is awaiting final signoff from just one member agency of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
RSA executives haven't been commenting publicly since the security solutions vendor revealed last week it had been victimized by a sophisticated cyberattack aimed at its SecurID two-factor authentication product. But weeks before the hack, I spoke with RSA Chief Technology Officer Bret Hartman about advanced...
Banking/security leaders aren't crazy about banking regulators telling them they could have done a better job detecting ACH fraud, and they're eager for more specific guidance on what to do going forward.
AML concerns heat up, as FinCEN warns U.S. institutions to scrutinize accounts held by foreign political figures. And the unofficial release of an FFIEC draft about online authentication guidance opens regulators to more feedback and criticism.
Speculation about the pending update to online authentication guidance has been circulating around water coolers for months now. "A [disclosure] like this could make it more challenging for the regulators," says attorney David Navetta.