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How Do You Manage Managed Service Providers? [VIDEO]

 

"You can have all the metrics in the world. If there's no consequences, it's useless."

Here we spoke with Anne Benigsen after her presentation around best practices and strategies to manage vendors. She made some very strong points in her presentation about the control you really

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Top 3 Things You Can do to Best Manage Your Vendors [VIDEO]

 

We now live in an outsourced world. The ability (and scalability) it allows our businesses by outsourcing functions of our business and IT infrastructure continues to increase each day. That is why vendor management has become a very important practice among CIOs and risk

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5 Frequent Mistakes Made in Vendor Contract Negotiations

Negotiating vendor contracts is never easy. You need strong relationships with your vendors to grow and expand your business, but rushing to sign on with companies may lead to higher risk deals. Your short-term needs may get met, but you suffer over the long-term from it. If you do not have the technology and relationship to scale effectively and

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How CISOs Can Improve the Cybersecurity Landscape

In larger environments, it is not uncommon to have both a CIO/CTO and CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). The CTO/CIO is usually held accountable for the development and implementation of the IT strategy to support the institution's business strategy in line with its risk appetite. A CISO is typically responsible for overseeing and

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Improved Vendor Management

With a recent breach at core provider FIS, banking executives are asking why more examination information is not shared up front with community bankers. This article in BankInfoSecurity reinforces that federal regulators are emphasizing that bank institutions need to continue to improve their vendor management due diligence.

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FFIEC Technology Audits

The Garland Group uses the specific guidelines set forth by the FFIEC. Below are brief descriptions of each of the twelve FFIEC handbooks The Garland Group will cover for your Information Technology Audit. It will offer some insight about what each booklet consists of and what we will be doing to ensure your financial institution is in compliance.

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Windows---Make room for Linux!

Windows Vista is not receiving the open arms welcome that Microsoft expected. Could it be that they spent 6 years developing an operating system that nobody wanted? Could it be that Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, failed to take into consideration the needs of its users? Did Microsoft choose to include anti-piracy software (DRM – Digital

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