Banking Technology Connections: August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012
How well do you educate your Board on Information Security? In this week's selection of articles, we see a compelling interview on board presentation best practices (How to Talk Security to the Board of Directors. CSO's Advice: 'Come to the Board with Full Story'). IT and security professionals are constantly challenged with reporting very technical issues or requests to a group of folks who have little to no experience in the technology world.
Unfortunately, not only are the regulators assessing how the information is presented, but your career depends on it. In order to elevate yourself, you need to learn how to speak the "business of banking". This means presenting a full story of what you want to achieve. If you are struggling with getting results, take a new approach. Every time you present a report or make a request, start with the assumption that your audience has no idea what you are talking about. Make them feel comfortable that you are sensitive about their time and are helping them make the best decision for the institution. How? Convert the technical jargon into business language. Use PowerPoint, and don't try to scare them into buying into your recommendations. Anyone can just present the details, it takes a leader to present it in a way that gets everyone on board with the idea. Be that leader!
Interesting Articles of the Week
Convenience is Key for Bank Consumers
No Mobile Website? You're Probably Turning Customers Away
SMSZombie Malware Infecting Android Devices, Stealing Money
Federal Reserve Report Examines the #Mobile Payments Regulations
BEWARE: Serious security vulnerabilities remain in Reader despite Adobe releasing huge patch
Social Media and Banking: Sample Social Media Policy for Banks
Third-Party Breaches on the Rise. Banking Incidents Decline, Healthcare Breaches Increase
How to Talk Security to the Board of Directors. CSO's Advice: 'Come to the Board with Full Story'
9/7/12 (Bretton Woods, NH)
NH/VT Bankers Association: Annual Conference
9/7/12 (Marlborough, MA)
MA Bankers Association: 2012 Risk Managers Forum
9/9/12 (Verona, NY)
IBANYS: Annual Convention
9/12/12 (Atlantic City, NJ)
NJ Bankers Association: Senior Manager Conference
9/13/12 (Jersey City, NJ)
ISACA NY: Third Party Risk Management Mini Summit
9/18/12 (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Wisconsin Bankers Association: Technology Conference
10/17/12 (Marlborough, MA)
Massachusetts Bankers Association: IT Audit Training 2012
11/2/12 (Atlantic City, NJ)
NJ Bankers Association: BankHorizons
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