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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.

  • Shared Assessments Program

    Shared Assessments is a third party risk membership program that provides organizations with a way to obtain a detailed report about a service provider's controls (people, process and procedures) and a procedure for verifying that the information in the report is accurate.

  • Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

    Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) provides unique identifiers for publicly known security threats.

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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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  • e-commerce (electronic commerce or EC)

    E-commerce (EC), an abbreviation for 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.

  • 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.

  • SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language)

    The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) is an open standard for sharing security information about identity, authentication and authorization across different systems.

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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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  • insurance claims analysis

    Insurance claims analysis is the inspection and judgment of merit in the requests for coverage of incidents in insurance customer claims.

  • 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.

  • EMV card

    An EMV card is a credit or debit card with an embedded computer chip and associated technology designed to enable secure payment at compatible point of sale (POS) terminals; EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, the three companies responsible for the standard.

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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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  • 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).

  • four eyes principle

    The four eyes principle is a requirement that two individuals review and approve some action before it can be taken. In a business context, the two individuals are often the CEO and the CFO. However, the principle can be applied to decisions at all levels and in a wide variety of environments. The four eyes principle is sometimes called the two-man rule or the two-person rule.

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  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

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  • reverse brute-force attack

    A reverse brute-force attack is a type of brute-force attack in which an attacker uses a common password against multiple ...

  • orphan account

    An orphan account, also referred to as an orphaned account, is a user account that can provide access to corporate systems, ...

  • voice squatting (skill squatting)

    Voice squatting is an attack vector for voice user interfaces (VUIs) that exploits homonyms (words that sound the same but are ...

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  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • warm site

    A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes...

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  • RAM (Random Access Memory)

    RAM (Random Access Memory) is the hardware in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data ...

  • primary storage (main storage)

    Primary storage is the collective methods and technologies used to capture and retain digital information that is in active use ...

  • 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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