Privacy and Information Security Team

What We Know About Privacy & Information Security

  • We know that the exponential growth of on-line transactions and data sharing significantly increases the risk of cyber attack.
  • We know that regardless of size, every organization that touches personal consumer information is vulnerable to breach.
  • We know that our experience protecting data for health care and financial industry clients will go a long way toward protecting you against the risk of exposure.

We know Privacy and Information Security.

10/20/2014

Robert M. Couch Quoted in RiskSpan Article Regarding Housing Crisis

Robert Couch, BABC Attorney and Housing Commissioner for the Bipartisan Policy Center, was recently quoted in a RiskSpan article entitled “Today’s Housing Crisis.” The article explores the ramifications of the recent downturn in home ownership and mortgage financing and what it could mean for a generation of first-time homebuyers.

Following the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Summit in Washington, DC, Couch commented on the climate of the housing market, "It remains too difficult for many creditworthy people to obtain a mortgage." He added, "Long-term housing finance reform is needed to provide certainty to the housing market."

10/16/2014

Paul Compton Quoted in ICBA Independent Banker Regarding Community Bank Preparedness for Compliance Examinations

Paul Compton was recently quoted in an ICBA Independent Banker magazine article, entitled "Ready for Review." The article outlines recent regulatory trends, corporate governance programs, and risk management strategies that community banks should consider in light of rapidly evolving federal rules and regulations in order to prepare for the next compliance examination.

The article also explores the heightened interest in Bank Security Act (BSA) reporting requirements. Compton notes that the recent BSA compliance examination is a critical challenge for community banks "because the rules are sometimes vague and frequently shifting." He adds that banks should "take no comfort in the fact that they received high marks in their last exam."