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What is the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)?


Amanda Barfield To keep up with the advancing technological times, Financial Institutions must rely more heavily on technology than ever before. While technology offers many advantages and conveniences for customers, it opens institutions to a higher potential of cyber attacks. Not only has the volume of cyber attacks increased, but the sophistication has increased as well; thus creating the need for adaptable and uniform guidelines. Out of this need, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) was established.
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Addressing any cybersecurity incident can be broken down into 3 parts: the initial incident, triage, and final resolution. At DefenseStorm, our Guardian team is responsible for addressing and working these three steps with our customers. For those tasked with handling your in-house incident workflow...
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Cybersecurity attacks and regulations will increase in 2017


In 2016, we saw no shortage of cyber attacks, from Verizon and Snapchat, to even the IRS and Department of Justice. Millions of records were compromised and millions of dollars were spent dealing with the aftermath of these breaches. It is no surprise that the need for cybersecurity is at an all-tim...
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Cloud Security
New York DFS


New York FIs must take a proactive cybersecurity approach, one that not only aligns with the FFIEC, but now the newly released New York DFS cybersecurity requirements as well. Navigating the new guidelines can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. DefenseStorm is uniquely positioned to help. Wi...
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Physical Security


Physical security is often an afterthought when thinking about information security. Many organizations tend to focus training efforts on the more technical aspects of cybersecurity rather than the physical ones. A robust physical security program adds an extra layer of defense, rounding out your de...
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Businesses in the United States suffer the most financial risk when it comes to a data breach. According to the 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study by Ponemon and IBM, the average loss from a data breach is $7.01 million. Several key steps can be taken to protect the business, while also reducing costs, ...
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