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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told members of the Senate Banking Committee today that “the banking system is strong,” and that while “there are some issues to address in the capital markets, I wouldn’t say they rise to the level of grave systemic importance.” He did flag cyber risk as a key threat to financial stability.


With ransomware attacks increasing in frequency and sophistication, the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency yesterday issued a reminder to public and private organizations to remain vigilant and take precautions to reduce their susceptibility to ransomware during the holiday season.


Almost half of data breaches in the financial services industry during 2020—44%—were the result of mostly accidental actions taken by internal actors, such as sending emails to the wrong people, which accounted for 55% of all error-based breaches, according to findings from Verizon’s latest global data breach investigations report.

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