October 2016 Blog Posts (12)

Cyber Wack-a-mole - It's not a game

It can be all to easy to get caught in the trap of cyber wack-a-mole, where as soon as you need with one cyber threat several more appear. The link that follows will take you to a short (2 minute) video that outlines the the situation most of us find ourselves in.


Take a look. I appreciate your feedback.


Added by Douglas Nagan on October 29, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

London v. Brussels: Banking sector stranded in Brexit negotiations

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Added by Boris Agranovich on October 27, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

How do we maximize Customer Satisfaction?

So, you have a robust product roadmap. It's got all the product features you need, from the most basic to the most innovative. Now, how did you prioritize these features?

And, are you sure you prioritized things correctly?

With limited resources, all organizations strive to prioritize those activities that drive the most value. This is particularly true in product development. Focusing on the right or wrong set of features can make or break your product (or even…


Added by David Tang on October 24, 2016 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Go on. Fix it until it is really broken.

I am reminded time and again, in organisation after organisation, of the tendency to take a basic product or service and over complicate it until it’s “broken”. And if you want examples, look no further than support functions in organisations. Whether they be finance, procurement, risk or records management. Unless you have pro-actively resisted the temptation, every end user will tell you, “the system is over complicated”.

If your system is over complicated, your challenge to…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on October 21, 2016 at 12:31am — No Comments

Managing Cyber Exposure vs Cyber Risk

Much effort is being expended, rightly so, in addressing cyber risks. However, it is a frustrating exercise since new risks and threat vectors are arising daily, even hourly. If you would like to stop playing cyber wack-a-mole and get on the offensive watch this video. It only takes 5 minutes and will explain why understanding and managing your cyber exposures provides a way to take the offensive.

Hope you enjoy and gain something from it.…


Added by Douglas Nagan on October 13, 2016 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Is There a Way to Protect Yourself From a Wells Fargo-Like Scandal?

By now, the Wells Fargo scandal is already beginning to become a memory. While the public may forget their costly mistake in time, theirs is a lesson you should definitely commit to memory. Wells Fargo’s failure could easily be your own without taking proper steps to avoid…


Added by Cassie Phillips on October 13, 2016 at 7:58pm — No Comments

What role do local regulators play with the implementation of SMA? An interview with Rube Cohen- Independent Consultant

Ruben Cohen is an operational risk consultant. He has been working in the financial industry for over 17 years, with most of the last 10 in operational risk analytics at Citi.

Prior to that, Ruben spent 10 years on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Rice University in Houston, specializing in Fluid Mechanics and…


Added by Yiota Andreou on October 12, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

Operational Risk Management Forum- an interview with Metro Bank

Operational risk management is currently on the end of a major shakeup. Ever since the announcement of Basel III banks have been working within a paradigm that pushes towards either TSA or AMA approaches (standardised and advanced approaches respectively). At the end of 2015, however, the Basel…


Added by Yiota Andreou on October 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Why operational risks should be kept at the forefront of practitioners’ minds?

Heavy reliance on systems and technology exposes firms to higher levels of risk and threats in this area due to these threats constantly changing. Hence, it is important for organizations to equip themselves with up to date with IT and cyber threats, along with ensuring a strong fraud management program in place, managing outsourcing and third party risk and keeping up with the regulatory expectations.

Representatives from established financial institutions and associations are…


Added by Ellyna on October 6, 2016 at 10:06am — No Comments

What you want to say Vs. What you need to say

Yesterday I was talking to “Phil”, who I mentor, about how well he was standing in the shoes of others when working with them.  Understanding them helps you to advise them.

Phil was telling me about a meeting he had with someone from audit that came asking for his help.  He soon realised that they were not clear on why they were meeting with him and he decided to help…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on October 6, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Breaking Into Cyber Security (Free eBook Training Course) A $47 Value!

The cyber risk landscape is evolving rapidly in a multitude of areas and the potential economic fallout from the threat cannot be underestimated. Advance your knowledge and career with this course.

Governments are facing an unprecedented level of cyber attacks and threats with the…


Added by Boris Agranovich on October 5, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Biggest Heist in Human History: Three Trillion Dollars Injected by the Fed into the Financial System

The Biggest Heist in Human History: Three Trillion Dollars Injected by the Fed into the Financial System



Added by Enrique Raul Suarez on October 2, 2016 at 11:21pm — No Comments

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