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From the Field

Enlightenment from recent audits, examinations and customer questions

Guru Briefs – OCC on Cybersecurity & MRA’s, FFIEC on Cybersecurity Assessments

(NOTE:  Guru Briefs are short takes on recently released regulatory activity. They are not a
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Ask the Guru: The Vendor Report of Examination (ROE)

Hey Guru,

Where in the handbook does it state the Bank should request exam reports


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Say What You Do…But Do What You Say

Feedback from recent regulatory examinations indicates a potentially troublesome trend; regulators are actually reading your …
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Hot Topics

The Guru reflects on recent events

Assessing the Assessment – FFIEC Releases Cybersecurity Assessment Tool – UPDATE

UPDATE:  Safe Systems just released their Enhanced CyberSecurity Assessment Toolkit (ECAT) РThis enhanced version


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.bank or .bust? New Top Level Domain promises increased security…and plenty of questions.

Bankers are being encouraged to register their domain names under the new .bank extension, and …
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FFIEC Issues Stealth Update to BCP Handbook

This caught me by surprise as it was not formally announced in the “What’s
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About the Compliance Guru

Tom Hinkel has over twenty years experience in IT regulatory compliance, risk management and information security both inside banks and as a consultant for institutions of all sizes, Hinkel also serves as a regulatory compliance resource and certified educator for Safe Systems' bank and credit union clients.

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