Any organization that deals with credit card information must secure payment card data in accordance with PCI standards.
Merchants and service providers are required to validate compliance by assessing their environment against 12 major control categories applicable to applications and data in the data center and the...
Banking institutions' technical and procedural shortcomings pose increasing risks to the nation's critical infrastructure, two banking regulators note. Learn why they say more transaction monitoring and information sharing are needed.
For the first time since 2010, the FFIEC has released updated guidance about Bank Secrecy Act compliance requirements and money-laundering risks. As a result, a fraud expert says banks should brace for more regulatory scrutiny in early 2015.
Another organized cyber-attack and subsequent cash-out scheme illustrates increasing risks to the U.S. payments chain. One fraud expert says this trend "is of grave concern" for banking institutions and their accountholders.
Authorities have shuttered a digital currency service allegedly used to launder funds stolen in a $45 million ATM cash-out scheme exposed earlier this month. Learn why experts say lax laws paved the way for the fraud.
Peer-to-peer, near-field communications and barcode scans are revolutionizing mobile payments. What unique risks do these emerging technologies pose to banking institutions? Two FDIC executives offer insights.
Charles Intriago says AML investments and controls need to be streamlined. And through a new association, Intriago aims to train a new kind of financial-crime specialist that is equipped to connect fraud-fighting dots.
Since the summer of 2009, financial institutions and their corporate customers have been defrauded by increased incidents of account takeover. These incidents have pitted banks and customers against one another in court, and they were a key impetus behind the release of the new FFIEC Authentication Guidance. So, how...
The Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence has worked to prevent anti-money laundering and illegal cash flow from reaching the hands of terrorist groups, but more needs to be done to further mitigate risks, says Treasury Assistant Secretary Daniel L. Glaser.
Ocean Bank failed to implement an effective BSA/AML Compliance Program, with internal controls "reasonably designed to detect and report money laundering and other suspicious activity in a timely manner," regulators say.
Bankers aren't waiting for the FFIEC to act on the release of its updated online authentication. Instead, they've already begun to comply with the major points recommended in the draft. And the death of Osama bin Laden has heightened concerns terrorists' efforts to launder money through legitimate banking channels.