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- Deutsche Bank ‘Beyond Repair’ as Trading Drops - Autonomous Research
- Guggenheim Partners CEO Might Step Down
- Wachovia Customer Sues Wells Fargo Over FundSource Losses - Bill Singer
- Credit Downgrade for Wells Fargo Due to Fake Account Scandal
- CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Named Sponsor of the Technology Advisory Committee
- Harbour and Geneos Customers Win FINRA Arbitration Against Stockbroker - Bill Singer
- Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
- The World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Hits $1 Trillion
- At Jefferies, Like Wall Street, Trading Cedes to Banking
- Ex-SAC Trader Who Pleaded Guilty to Insider Trading Just Remembered He’s Innocent
- JPMorgan Turns to Amazon for Retail 'Customer Experience'
- Goldman Sachs Names Ken Hitchner as New Chairman for Asia Pacific
- Judge All but Tosses SEC Case Against ‘Rogue’ Trader And Ex-FBI Informant Guy Gentile
- 'Boys are #1 Among NFL's Most Valuable Teams
- Fake Tax Returns - Your Next Worry After the Equifax Breach
- FINRA DR Recruiting Arbitrators, Mediators at Congressional Black Caucus Conference
- JPMORGAN: Here's who we think will replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway
- Mueller to Search Facebook for Russia-Linked Accounts
- Mark Gomes, Market Analyst and Trade Scalper Settles with SEC
- Equifax Waives Credit Lock Fees For Consumers, Amid Criticism
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Broker-Dealer Cybersecurity - FINRA Podcast
In the Part I of a 3-part series, Chip Jones, FINRA SVP of Member Relations and Education, leads a discussion with Susan Axelrod, FINRA EVP for Office of Regulatory Operations, and Dave Kelley, Surveillance Director from FINRA's KC District Office, about common deficiencies FINRA staff see during examinations of firms' cybersecurity programs. The podcast duration is 6-1/2 minutes.
PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS. While FINRA has no Cybersecurity Rule, and has no intention of implementing one, it takes every available opportunity to converse with member firms about the issue, including:
- to understand what steps firms take to safeguard customer data.
- to share best practices with member firms.
- to evaluate each firm's risk assessment framework.
- to evaluate each firm's consistency with peers.
FINRA seeks to allay firms' concerns about these dialogs. Rarely, rarely will FINRA write up a firm for deficiencies. However, write-ups will occur when FINRA comes across situations it feels strongly about - e.g., where access controls are so weak that someone who has left the firm can still access the system to enter trades.
NEXT UP - PART II. Formalizing the oversight of a firm's cyber program in strengthening controls around access to data and systems.