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FINOSEC’s technology-based pain reliever for your user access reviews

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Innovation, What's New, Latest News, Banking, community banking, User Access, User Access Reporting, information security, infosec

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Financial institutions have long viewed user access reviews as a double edged sword. On one hand, regulators require them. They’re a crucial component in managing to least privilege. But they’re a challenge to conduct on a regular schedule. And if you have to rely on legacy technology and outdated manual processes, the frustrations can compound logarithmically.

But you don’t need to be stuck in the past. Help is on the way.

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User access reviews are a nuisance. Not!

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, User Access, User Access Reporting, information security, frequency, infosec

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User access reviews are important. They also tend to be a complex, time-consuming task. When you add the regulatory and cybersecurity insurance expectations about these reviews and how often they really should be completed, it gets worse. Finally, to complete the picture, you may have to rely on legacy systems or tedious manual processes. It all adds up to one big “ouch.”

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There is more to Cyber Insurance than you may think.

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Innovation, Fintech, Cyber Attack, Banking, community banking, insurance, Security, information security, infosec, Cyber

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Cybersecurity insurance is an increasingly important component of your financial institution’s overall information security program. When a data breach or other hostile technology event occurs, cybersecurity insurance proceeds can provide funds to repair your hardware, recover intellectual property, and even pay for the work you do to reverse adverse reputational impacts.

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Finosec’s User Access Reporting Solution Supports 100+ Financial Systems

Finosec posted in Innovation, What's New, Fintech, Press Release, community banking, User Access, User Access Reporting, credible, information security, System Inventory, Information Security Officer, infosec

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Alpharetta, GA (November 8, 2022) - Finosec announced that the user access reporting process no longer needs to be labor intensive or complicated, thanks to their User Access Reporting solution. The Finosec solution operates smoothly in tandem with financial institutions and supports more than 100 financial systems and has reviewed more than 11 million user permissions.

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How you can deliver an all-star information security audit

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Guidance, checklist, board, board training, training, Exam, Exam Readiness, preparedness, Security, information security, Processess, independence, Information Security Officer

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Bank examiners and auditors constantly change their expectations. The result is you feel as if your information security practices are trying to hit a moving target while the boundaries shift constantly.

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Be ready for Cybersecurity Awareness Month – use Finosec’s Cybersecurity Awareness Toolkit

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Innovation, Banking, cybersecurity awareness month, toolkit, community banking, information security, 2022

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month occurs in October. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) created it to increase general awareness of emerging online threats and how best to avoid them.

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Does your institution still have outdated processes in place?

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Innovation, board training, Exam Readiness, preparedness, Security, information security, Information Security Officer

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In a video released to FINOSEC Academy, Co-Founder and CEO, Zach Duke, poses some questions around the processes you currently have in place at your institution. Regardless of which department you think of first, it is likely that some outdated processes are still in place, and your information security and cyber security teams are no exception.

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How to better manage your financial institution’s information security systems

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Innovation, Banking, system map, board, board training, information security, System Inventory

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System Inventory Video

It’s vital for you to fully understand the information security management systems you have in place

But it’s a nuisance to keep track of them all. First, you need to know the status of every component, especially for the systems you outsourced. Then, you must also understand the different kinds of information the systems store, how it’s stored, how data is transmitted, and what kinds of information is transmitted.

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What key processes in IT Controls does your institution have in place?

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Banking, board, board training, Risk Assessment, IT Controls, information security, IT, Processess

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Managing Risk

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Why Does Independence In Your Information Security Officer Matter?

Finosec posted in Cybersecurity, Innovation, Banking, board training, information security, independence, Information Security Officer

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ISO Independence

A vital component of your information security program is an information security officer that is independent and adhering to appropriate segregation of duties as outlined by regulatory expectations. 

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