August 2016 Blog Posts (31)

Fake Realtor scams Children and their Parents

Ever peruse Craigslist for a new home? Nothing against Craigslist for doing that, but that’s where Coty Houston and David Yost happened to find a very alluring four-bed home for sale; looked perfect for their five young kids.

Then they all got squashed by a bomb: The man who sold it to them was not a licensed Realtor. Matthew Boros, however, used to be a real estate agent, but he never renewed his license. But this time, he had climbed through the house’s window…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 30, 2016 at 4:12pm — No Comments

An interview with mBank: Funds Transfer Pricing frameworks to account for new IRRBB and capital regulations

Considering the current climate is loaded with regulatory and market changes, funds transfer pricing frameworks must be adapted in such a way to account for this without losing competitive edge. In order to optimise the practice of FTP, banks need to understand how it can be implemented alongside evolving regulations and market changes. This marcus evans conference will show banks how to shape their FTP methodologies according to regulations such as the liquidity and capital regulations and…

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Added by Melini Hadjitheori on August 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

An interview with Credit Suisse: Incorporating the liquidity and capital regulations into FTP

Considering the current climate is loaded with regulatory and market changes, funds transfer pricing frameworks must be adapted in such a way to account for this without losing competitive edge. In order to optimise the practice of FTP, banks need to understand how it can be implemented alongside evolving regulations and market changes. This marcus evans conference will show banks how to shape their FTP methodologies according to regulations such as the liquidity and capital regulations and…

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Added by Melini Hadjitheori on August 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Beware of these 4 Scams

IRS

  • The e-mail (or phone call) says you owe money; if you don’t pay it immediately, you’ll be put in jail or fined.The scammer may know the last four digits of the victim’s Social Security number.
  • Caller ID will be spoofed to look like the call is from the IRS.
  • The e-mail will include an IRS logo and other nuances to make it look official.
  • The scammer…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 25, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Will Biometrics replace Passwords?

The days of using a computer to access your bank account, using a password, may be coming to an end, to be replaced entirely (as some experts believe) with a fingerprint or face scan using a smartphone.

The smartphone employment of such biometrics will drastically reduce hacking incidents, but will be problematic for those who do not own a mobile device. Major banks are already offering the fingerprint scan as a login option.

Other biometrics currently in use…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 23, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Did You Know You Can Extend New Regulation Crowdfunding Limitations?

Entrepreneurs can successfully plan, launch and manage their own Regulation Crowdfunding campaigns and extend those campaigns beyond the reach of Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.

           

“Regulation Crowdfunding has significantly leveled the playing field for raising capital, but it has serious limitations,” said Timothy Daniel Hogan, CEO of Commonwealth…

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Added by Charles David Dreher on August 22, 2016 at 10:18pm — No Comments

Top 5 Operational Excellence Transformative Strategies for Insurers

The insurance market has been under pressure to transform for many years now.

PWC identify five distinct pressure points: social, technological, environmental, economic and political. Their ‘2020: Competing for Future’ report describes how this is a time of massive and potentially…

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Added by Francesca Lehning on August 22, 2016 at 1:04pm — No Comments

What is Malvertising?

Malevolent advertising is called malvertising. The “ad” is placed on a website by cybercriminals who want control of your computer for financial gain.

And the real scary thing about malvertising is that these trick-ads have appeared on trusted, popular websites like the Weather Network, BBC, NFL and the New York Times.

Oh, and it gets worse: The malicious ad can be hidden, unseen by the site visitor, thanks to a special html code that allows the bad…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 19, 2016 at 4:31pm — No Comments

An interview with Krishnan Ranganathan, Executive Director & Head Of Risk Finance Change at Nomura, India

Our team at RiskMinds Live uncover the burden of a principles-based regulation, BCBS-239, with Krishnan Ranganathan ahead of this year’s RiskMinds Asia conference in Hong Kong this October…

What is BCBS-239?

During the financial crisis, banks were unable to understand quickly and accurately their overall exposures and other risk…

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Added by Rachel Noble on August 19, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Bridge Group 2016 Sales Development Metrics and Compensation Benchmark Report

Bridge Group 2016 Sales Development Metrics and Compensation Benchmark Report

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Added by Enrique Suarez on August 18, 2016 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Are You Part of the 70 Percent Who Are Clueless About Identity Theft?

You’d think with all the media attention regarding data breaches, hackers and identity theft, that consumers would be more focused on their privacy and how to protect their information from prying eyes. Surprisingly, almost 70% of the people are clueless about how a criminal might have got a hold of their personal information.

We all have a lot going on in our lives, and this is exactly how identity thieves like us. Ever lurking, these criminals are counting on us being too busy to…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 17, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The State of the World

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Added by Enrique Suarez on August 16, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Protect your Privacy on your iPhone

If you have an iOS device, you may be leaking personal information about yourself—without even knowing it—because you’re not familiar with the privacy settings.

Apps have “permissions,” meaning, they can access private information such as your social calendar stored on the phone, appointments, anything. Go to the privacy menu under “settings” to learn which apps can gain this access and deactivate it. And there’s so much more to…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 16, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The risks of credit trading

An interview with Terry Benzschawel, Managing Director, Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup

Our team at RiskMinds Live got to grips with the risks of credit reading with Terry Benzschawel ahead of this year’s RiskMinds Americas conference, taking place in Chicago this September…

What are the key risk…

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Added by Rachel Noble on August 12, 2016 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Business Continuity Is Crucial for Reducing Data Breach Costs. Here's Why.

A couple of weeks ago, a colleague of mine came to tell me about a new finding that she knew I'd love: BCM helps reduce data breach costs.

All I could think was, 'FINALLY.'

This is something that I've been telling clients for years: BCM is more valuable to…

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Added by Lou DiSerafino on August 11, 2016 at 11:01pm — No Comments

How to Use your Mobile as a Child Locator

How many times have you read, or at least caught a headline, of the latest high profile missing child case? How many stories have we heard about the kid who got lost on a hike? His body was found several miles from where he’d been last seen, concluding a several-day search.

What if he had had an iPhone on his person at the time he wandered off in the middle of some vast woods? Sure he could call, but then what? Android and iPhones have a “find my phone” feature that…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 11, 2016 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Born to Star: Latest Secrets for Startup Success

Born to Star

Latest Secrets for Startup Success

When Vision Master and…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on August 11, 2016 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Play your Trump Card

Whether you love him or hate him, it must be said that Donald Trump has been a master in getting some people to listen to him, to agree with him, even like what he has to say.  He cuts through all the clutter and paints a picture that many people want to see.

No matter who you are advising, your children, your…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 10, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

How do you conduct Market and Customer Segmentation?

Segmentation.  Everyone’s doing it, but are you doing it right?  

Although segmentation should help target the right customers, it does not always bring the intended value. Inappropriately or incorrectly defined segments may lead management to make bad strategic decisions.

Market and Customer Segmentation defines a number of different groups of…

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Added by David Tang on August 9, 2016 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Be aware of all these Confidence Crimes

Criminals often rely on tricking their victims to gain access to their passwords and other account information. This act of tricking is called social engineering, also known as a confidence crime, and it comes in many forms.

  • A type of phishing e-mail where the criminal targets someone specific is called spearphishing. The spearphishing e-mail will look very much like the typical company e-mail that the real person uses.
  • Example: The thief sends a trick…
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Added by Robert Siciliano on August 9, 2016 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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