Following a documented process should increase bank confidence when aiming to balance AML and consumer fairness risk.
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Banks and businesses face a growing threat from malicious cyber actors seeking to hold critical systems hostage.
Banks should have a step-by-step plan on how to handle cyber-attacks, including securing whatever data possible and quickly notifying law enforcement.
Since the start of the pandemic, banks have reported more sophisticated cyber attacks, said Lisa Arquette, associate director of the FDIC’s anti-money laundering and cyber fraud division at an industry event today.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Deputy Director Nitin Natarajan told bankers today at the American Bankers Association’s Washington Summit that the U.S. financial sector is not seeing any rise in cyberattacks from Russia, but urged bankers to report any suspicions of cyberattacks.
Banks focusing on innovation in their processes, people and technology will be well placed to implement effective BSA/AML compliance programs.
As the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network works to update its anti-money laundering framework, ABA today urged FinCEN to continue working with regulators, law enforcement and the financial sector to keep up with evolving financial products, technologies and developments related to illicit finance.
In response to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s proposed rule for a beneficial ownership registry, ABA said today in a comment letter to FinCEN that it is difficult to determine how the reporting requirements will fit with bank responsibilities because it is only the first of three regulations to implement the registry.
The regtech journey requires careful evaluation of perhaps hundreds of startups.
Establishing a significantly higher standard for ongoing cybersecurity and resilience in the face of what are now persistent attacks.