The Banking Industry are not in the money business, they are in the 'safety and trust' business. Customers trust you to protect their money. To safeguard their personal assets and to keep them safe.
At the same time, banking is one of the hardest regulated spaces in the world. Not adhering to the rules of the game can severely effect your business.
Lots of pressure!! We can help relive it!
At Vala Secure, we’ve been serving as a trusted guide for 18 years to cybersecurity and compliance for banks and credit unions. See below for more details on the services we can help provide.
With news of breaches and cybersecurity issues being broadcast regularly, today’s consumers are demanding more of their banks and financial institutions. They need to know they’re placing their trust in the right hands.
Add to cybersecurity fears the constant updates to federal, state, and local compliance, and the amount of information to remember and address is dizzying.
We understand. We’re here to help so that you can focus on running your business.
At Vala Secure, we consider ourselves your guide. We help you take control of cybersecurity and compliance without -- pardon the pun -- breaking the bank. We help alleviate some of the burden around compliance and cybersecurity so that you can focus on what you do best.
ACH Compliance Audit
We’ll come onsite to conduct an ACH compliance audit and ensure you comply with all provisions of the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) Operating Rules during your required annual audit.
Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) / Anti-Money Laundering / OFAC Audits
We will perform an evaluation of the overall adequacy and effectiveness of your BSA/AML compliance program.
BSA Model Validation
We can review your BSA model to ensure that the program is performing in a manner that enhances your overall BSA program.
Deposit Operations Compliance Audit
We will thoroughly evaluate your deposit operations to determine compliance, and address all regulatory requirements through in-depth, independent testing and review.
Fair Lending Audit
We will evaluate to determine whether your organization participates in any discriminatory practices on a prohibited basis that could lead to fair lending violations.
Lending Compliance Audit
We will evaluate your lending compliance management program and its ability to ensure technical performance within regulatory compliance..
In today’s landscape, every bank or credit union needs senior-level guidance to protect its clients, employees, and business. We developed our Virtual Information Security Officer (VISO) service to make this critical role accessible for all organizations. Our Virtual Information Security Officer service provides you with one-on-one access to your very own Chief Information Security Officer, but for pennies on the dollar compared to a full-time staff member. Your Vala Secure VISO will craft and oversee cybersecurity strategy and implementation for your business.IT Based Risk Assessments
Risk assessments give a high-level look at your organization, and identify any major areas of risk, while delivering an actionable report to help you mitigate any risks that were found.
We can audit and review based off of the latest FFIEC guidance, including GLBA and CAT assessments to provide you a risk-based report on your gaps. This will include the references back to the actual regulation and how to stay compliant.
A breach assessment is a real-time inspection to test your organization at a number of levels. We provide both regulatory and security based testing into this assessment to ultimately share a report with you on where you're gaps are and how to mitigate them.
We will use a variety of cutting-edge tools to try and gain access to your network. This exercise is ultimately to find the problems before the bad guys do.
Wireless penetration testing tests your wireless network borders from close proximity and looks for vulnerabilities from the outside in. This is different from a traditional penetration test as it's sole focus in the wireless access points and those vulnerabilities.
An Internal Vulnerability Assessment tests your internal network to spot any potential vulnerabilities.
Social Engineering from Vala Secure tests your organization’s “human network,” to protect your bank or financial institution. Various services include phone calls, phishing emails, and dumpster diving for critical information that could be used in other attacks.
We will conduct annual assessments to ensure your network is consistently monitored for vulnerabilities.
We will identify gaps between your current standards and the standards required to achieve and maintain ISO 27001 certification.
SOC Reporting from Vala Secure prepares you for SOC 2 and SOC 3 testing, completed by external auditors.