Legislation

Financial Conduct Authority – Information Checklists

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In my previous post “Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Information Security” I set out the background to the Regulator and their approach to Information Security. From all of that we at IP Sentinel have distilled from the verbiage some of the questions that the FCA will ask as part of an assessment. Governance Firms should […]

Legislation

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Information Security

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What does it mean if you are regulated and fail to follow the guidelines? Getting formal guidance from the FCA is sometimes a bit tricky, however IP Sentinel have had experience of dealing with the Financial Regulator over several years.  As information security is becoming ever more important as part of corporate responsibility, this post […]

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Banking Cyber Security

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Banks have been asked to bolster their cyber defences by the regulator.This is a Good Thing IMHO However Windows XP, released in 2001 still forms a large part of a banks IT platform (~34%).  From April 8th 2014 windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft For example: Dean Stewart, senior director of core […]

Data Breach

EU Legislation on security breaches coming our way next year

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The EU Commission has published a draft Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive. What is it It will need a range of businesses, including energy suppliers, transport infrastructure bodies, banks and health care bodies, e-commerce platforms, online payment ‘gateways’, social networks, search engines and cloud providers to be responsible for informing regulators of any ‘significant’ […]