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  • Dodd-Frank Act

    The Dodd-Frank Act (fully known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) is a United States federal law that places regulation of the financial industry in the hands of the government.

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government that preserves public confidence in the banking system by insuring deposits... (Continued)

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

    Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is a combined area of focus developed to cover an organization's strategy to handle any interdependencies between the three components.

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Business process security

The business process security topics page provides financial industry IT security professionals with up-to-date information and resources on financial transaction protocols and security, debit and credit card fraud prevention, logical and physical security convergence, and business partner and vendor security issues. Get guidelines for integrating and building security into the day-to-day processes of financial organizations.

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  • asset management

    Asset management is a financial service offered by professional firms for the holding, transferring, buying and selling of different types of cash and investments.

  • e-commerce (electronic commerce)

    E-commerce (electronic commerce) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet.

  • money laundering

    Money laundering is the act of disguising the original ownership, identity and destination of the profits of a crime by hiding it within a legitimate financial institution and making it appear to have been acquired from a legal source.

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Information security management

Our financial services security technology topics page provides financial industry IT security professionals with up-to-date information and resources on ID management and access control; network security; online, Web and application security; and secure communications. Browse the financial services security technology subtopics below and discover the latest news, expert advice, tips, resources and white papers on managing user identities and controlling access.

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  • Bitcoin ATM

    A Bitcoin ATM is an automated teller machine that lets users buy, sell and transfer the cryptocurrency, just as regular ATMs provide financial services related to traditional currencies.

  • blockchain economy

    The blockchain economy is a scenario and potential future environment in which the technology replaces current monetary systems, potentially on a global basis.

  • Ripple

    Ripple is a payment protocol, cryptocurrency creator and high-tech payment firm that uses blockchain technology to help banks conduct fast global financial settlements.

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Regulations and compliance

Compliance is a major painpoint for the financial services industry. Just keeping track of the federal and state legislation, as well as legislation for the financial and banking industries can be a drain on your resources. Learn about financial services laws, such as FACTA, FFIEC and PCI DSS, SOX and HIPAA, and get best practices for complying with federal and international laws and regulations, such as Basel II.

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  • Dodd-Frank Act

    The Dodd-Frank Act (fully known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) is a United States federal law that places regulation of the financial industry in the hands of the government.

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government that preserves public confidence in the banking system by insuring deposits... (Continued)

  • corporate governance

    Corporate governance is the combination of rules, processes or laws by which businesses are operated, regulated or controlled.

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Security strategies

The financial services security management strategies topics page provides up-to-date information and resources on data governance, threat prevention, risk assessment and disaster recovery planning. These security management strategies are perfect for CSOs, CISOs and other financial services executives and decision makers.

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  • times interest earned (TIE)

    Times interest earned (TIE) is a metric used to measure a company’s manageable debt limits; by its ability to pay the monthly interest on it’s debts. TIE is used to determine a given company’s ability to pay its obligations to debtors.

  • reinsurance

    Reinsurance protects insurers against excessive losses, helping to ensure their sustainability and prevent bankruptcy and failure as a business.

  • card skimming

    Card skimming is the theft of credit and debit card data and PIN numbers when the user is at an automated teller machine (ATM) or point of sale (POS).

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    Privacy compliance is a company's accordance with established personal information protection guidelines, specifications or ...

  • data governance policy

    A data governance policy is a documented set of guidelines for ensuring that an organization's data and information assets are ...

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    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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    Juice jacking is a form of hacking that compromises a device's USB charging port or charging cable, allowing hackers to break ...

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    A DNS attack is an exploit in which an attacker takes advantage of vulnerabilities in the domain name system (DNS).

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher chosen by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

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  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

  • RAID (redundant array of independent disks)

    RAID (redundant array of independent disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple hard disks or ...

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

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