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Don't Miss our Last IT Evolution Webinar!

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

Every month since December, we have hosted a webinar focused on giving our clients and prospects a ton of information about the changes happening to our Information Technology module. We have covered the common controls framework that manages how often you have to input a specific control that spans all technologies. We have showed off our contextual questionnaires that cut down the number of questions your team has to answer for each risk assessment, so they only have to fill out what's...

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Learn About Changing Risk in 2017

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

Every year, the American Bankers Association hosts their ABA Risk Management Conference, focused on the evolution of risk in the financial industry, and the methods used to help analyze and control them within your institution. This year promises to be no different, with over 30 strategic and practical sessions built into the three day conference to help parse through some of the biggest upcoming changes we are likely to encounter.

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Align Your Strategic Plan and Enterprise Risk Management Program

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

On March 7th at 11am PST (2pm EST), Mike Cohn, Director of the WolfPAC Solutions Group will be presenting a webinar hosted by Western Independent Bankers:

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Aligning Your ERM Governance and Risk Appetite Statement

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

Last month, the Western Independent Bankers (WIB) hosted the first in a three part Enterprise Risk Management webinar series with Randy Marsicano presenting on the Keys to an Effective ERM program. On February 15th, Drew Coveney, CIA and Internal Audit Supervisor for Wolf & Company will be presenting the second installment:

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Evolving the IT Risk Assessment

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

Last week, Bharat Nair and Manny Centeio hosted a webinar about the new evolution of the WolfPAC IT Risk Assessment module. During the webinar, Manny walked through many of the administrative functions that cover every IT assessment. Part of this demonstration showed you how to utilize the robust common control framework built into the system. This means that the controls implemented across every technology are only input once, and no longer have to be entered for each individual assessment.

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New York Transaction Monitoring and Watch List Filtering Program Set to Take Effect

Posted by Cynthia Boehmer

Starting on January 1st, New York chartered and regulated bank and nonbank institutions will be required to implement and maintain a Transaction Monitoring Program and a Watch List Filtering Program. The purpose of these programs will be to monitor and filter transactions for potential violations to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) or Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. This will also work to prevent transactions with sanctions entities.

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Cybersecurity Tops the Risk Charts for 2017

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

The American Bankers Association had an interesting chart in their ABA Banking Journal last month, highlighting the Top 6 Risks Expected for 2017. Similar to the predictions we made in our article 10 Financial Industry Trends You Cannot Ignore, Cybersecurity has reached the top of the list, growing 4% from last year’s 66%.

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How The WolfPAC Information Technology Risk Assessment is Changing

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

Last month at our 2016 User Conference, Bharat Nair spoke about some exciting changes in the works for our Information Technology Risk Assessment solution. Changes like the new contextual questionnaire format will allow you and your team to complete risk assessments for technologies in just a fraction of the time you normally spend. The new threat and control architecture helps you think strategically about activities you may be missing, while streamlining the documentation within the system...

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3 Biggest Insights From the 8th Annual WolfPAC User Conference

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

Whew! We’ve been running around the country for the last two weeks hosting our 8th Annual WolfPAC User Conference, and the turnout was incredible. Over 100 people from more than 65 different organizations came to one of our two locations to share their experiences and gain valuable insight from our team and other experts. We are so proud to be able to bring this community together to help strengthen risk management within the financial industry as a whole, as well as our individual clients....

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Understanding UDAAP as it Relates to Marketing and Advertising

Posted by Stephanie Vogel

UDAAP, or the Unfair, Deceptive, Abusive Acts or Practices policy, was put in place to protect customers from being unwittingly harmed by misleading or overtly deceitful actions by financial institutions. Often there is a misconception that UDAAP and regulatory regulations at large are the sole responsibility of the risk manager, and that can lead to miscommunications that inadvertently trickle down to the customer. Marketing and advertising is an area where there needs to be close...

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