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What can banks learn from the Ashley Madison affair?

So we’ve all seen the headlines about Ashley Madison, the adulterer's website as it’s nicknamed.  Here’s a taste of what the site’s attitude is like (this is a real advert, not a spoof): It was the central focus of the film Men, Women & Children, which came out late last …

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Chris, with Intel inside

BeachBabies

Building on the theme of digital identities, we are moving rapidly to a future based upon digital implants. I have had this vision for some time, and every day it gets nearer and nearer. This vision stems back to the last decade, when the Baja Beach Club began chipping customers …

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Money laundering, KYC and a PEP talk

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I have recently spent a lot of time talking about KYC (Know Your Client), AML (Anti Money Laundering, often confused with ALM which is Asset and Liability Management), Client Onboarding, PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports). It’s all wrapped up in financial crime, compliance, legal, audit and …

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Money laundering, KYC and a PEP talk

Iran1

I have recently spent a lot of time talking about KYC (Know Your Client), AML (Anti Money Laundering, often confused with ALM which is Asset and Liability Management), Client Onboarding, PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports). It’s all wrapped up in financial crime, compliance, legal, audit and …

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The Age of the Password is over

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I saw a great but scary presentation this week from Kamran Meer, Chief IT Security Officer at Bank Alfalah, the sixth largest bank in Pakistan. Kamran began by asking the audience if they knew about the Stuxnet attack. Amazingly, 70% of the audience hadn’t heard of it although maybe it’s not …

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The Age of the Password is over

Secure_icon_ssl

I saw a great but scary presentation this week from Kamran Meer, Chief IT Security Officer at Bank Alfalah, the sixth largest bank in Pakistan. Kamran began by asking the audience if they knew about the Stuxnet attack. Amazingly, 70% of the audience hadn’t heard of it although maybe it’s not …

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