The ‘C’ in CIO Stands for ‘C’Ya Later’

An articlei from The Wall Street Journal illustrates a major disadvantage that employers face: The demand for IT professionals is greater than the supply of qualified people. Today, more Chief Information Officers are not sticking around.

Too Much or Too Little? How Much Information Should a Bank Board Receive and Review?

A board’s primary responsibility is to manage risk of all types in the bank, including information security risk. Carrying out good risk management also helps the director to avoid personal liability.

To perform top-level oversight and monitoring of information security as regulators require, the board needs accurate and high-quality information. There are several ways to think about what kinds of IT information the board should receive, and how much:

Regulatory Guidance: Is it Law or a Very Good Idea?

Recently, several U.S. senators asked the banking agencies to state whether supervisory guidance has the force of law or not. In other words, are banks required to follow supervisory guidance in the same way they are required to follow laws and regulations?

BankOnIT Signs Six Banks in 30 Days

In the past 30 days, six banks from Iowa, Colorado, Wisconsin and Illinois chose BankOnIT’s Bankers Private Cloud® to help them gain greater reliability, security and efficiency with their information
technology networks.

Following are some of the reasons these and more banks are choosing BankOnIT:

Cybersecurity Threats - What is the Regulatory Impact?

As cybersecurity threats continue to increase, your bank’s regulatory risk grows as well. By moving IT from the back room to the boardroom, regulators are recognizing the impact that technology has on the overall safety and soundness of a financial institution. If a cyber breach or event occurs, it will prompt additional regulatory attention. Furthermore, regulators continue to consider ways to factor a bank’s IT rating into the CAMELS management rating given the detrimental impact cyber events have on an organization.

I Know Your Secret ...

… and I know what you did.

Criminals’ latest tactic involves sending emails (or even letters via USPS) to people in an attempt to scare, intimidate and extort money from the victim1. Many contain messages along the lines of “I know about the secret you’re keeping from your wife. You can ignore this letter and suffer the consequences of your family discovering what you did last week or pay me a $10,000 confidentiality fee.” Many times the request is made to be paid in Bitcoin (untraceable) along with an explanation on how to use Bitcoin to make the payment.

Artificial Intelligence, Real Results

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already in use at some banks, and allows them to make decisions that help decrease risk and improve efficiencies. AI is allowing these banks to make smarter decisions and make
them faster.

BankOnIT Celebrates 15 Years

15 Years Ago, a Group of Bankers had an Idea.

Fifteen years ago, a group of bankers decided they wanted to spend less time on IT and get better results while having more capabilities with technology in their banks. They came up with the idea to have a company that only helped bankers, and BankOnIT was founded.

$1 Million Ransom Demanded From Two Banks

New varieties of ransomware threaten release of thousands of bank customer records

A new ransomware tactic occurring threatens to disclose confidential bank customer information unless a ransom is paid. Criminals have figured out they can extort bigger dollars using this approach compared to simply locking up a bank president’s workstation with ransomware. This creates far more reputational, legal and regulatory risks for the bank.