Why is GLBA, FFIEC and NCUA Compliance so important for the financial industry?
Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is collected regularly by the financial industry. Every time a checking account is opened PII data is collected and stored. Every time a loan is applied for, PII data is collected and stored. Every time an insurance policy is purchased PII data is collected and stored.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council and National Credit Union Administration have compliance standards require all collected PII data is kept safe and that each financial institution have a written IT security policy.
Fines and punishments for violating the standards can range from $100,000 per violation (GLBA) to being barred permanently from ever working for financial institution again (NCUA).
How Security7 Networks can help the Financial Industry stay compliant:
To safeguard your PII data, your organization needs a to develop a written corporate IT security policy that defines how IT assets are to be protected, expected employee behaviors, and the consequences of violations.
The experts at Security7 Networks can help you do that. There are seven key steps we take to help ensure you are PII Compliant at all times. They are:
The first step in the process is to perform an audit. Using a trusted 3rd party auditing firm, your IT assets and business processes will be examined and any toxic data collection points will be identified.
While the audit is being performed Security7’s experts will use established compliance standards to prepare a response plan. After the audit results are in and the response plan has been created, we’ll analyze the results to discover any potential problems that may already exist and prioritize remediation based on risk.
Our experts will implement controls and solutions developed specifically to keep you compliant. After implementation we’ll give the solution another pass to identify and risks or problems that may have arisen and we’ll remediate them.
Finally, you’ll be able to generate reports and respond to compliance related enquiries and demonstrate that you are up to date with current compliance standards.