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How to Prepare for the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation

Collaborating Author: Kenneth Riley

Throughout 2018, senior leadership – and even the boards – of major financial institutions in New York will be discussing cybersecurity. This is something most security professionals have been hoping would happen for years, and the New York Department of...

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4 Ways for Internal Auditors to Exhibit Personal Courage

As I sent my son back to school last month, I quickly realized the carefree days of summer were behind us. It means battles over stricter bedtime, doing homework and more screen-time limits. It also means increased exposure to older kids and outside influences. As much as I love being my...

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Winter is coming... Are you 504 ready?

Collaborating Author: Ina Thompson

The final month of a NYC summer never gets any easier. The subway stations turn into communal saunas, half the workplace has gone on vacation leaving you as their “out of office urgent matters contact” and it suddenly dawns on you that the end of the year (and...

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The Art of Negotiation for Internal Auditors

I used to define negotiation as that arduous battle of wills between two parties that was best illustrated by my least favorite activity in the world…buying a car.  That was until I became a parent and realized that negotiation is part of my everyday life.  

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How Internal Audit Can Help Shape Your Risk Culture

Last weekend I played “The Game of Life” with my son and I realized how early we expose our kids to the concept of risk.  As he approached the choice to take “The Safe Path of Life” or “The Risky Path of Life,” I found myself anxiously awaiting his decision. 

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How to Cultivate Curiosity in your Internal Audit Team

I recently took my six-year old to see Beauty and the Beast. After the movie, he began asking questions like “Why did the Beast throw the rose on the ground?” or “Why did the Enchantress turn the Prince into the Beast?” and on and on…and on (if you have kids, you know what I’m talking about). 

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5 Key Takeaways from the Proposed SEC Ruling on BCP

The 2016 proposed rule released by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) represents significant change from the current SEC Rule 204-2 (“Advisers Act”). At this time, the rule currently states that Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is not a requirement for Registered Investment Advisors...

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To DevOps or not to DevOps – That is the Question

Since its debut, development and operations, otherwise known as “DevOps”, has gained momentum in various industry sectors as a mainstream strategy.

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CMBS Market Gets Ready for Risk Retention Rules

A Well-Oiled Machine No More

For the last twenty years or so, the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) market has pretty much functioned as a well-oiled machine.

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Protect Yourself from Ransomware

As antivirus vendors and cybersecurity professionals make headway against global malware and cyberattacks, hackers have evolved and become more advanced in order to profit from their exploits.


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