Achieving PCI DSS, SOX, and HIPAA Compliance through Comprehensive IBM WebSphere MQ Auditing

The result of implementing middleware products such as WebSphere MQ (WMQ) “out-of-the-box” without security measures has led to increased risk of failed audits on various regulatory measures. The need for auditing, penetration testing, and remediation of critical middleware structures to assure regulatory compliance and provide internal security methods beyond traditional perimeter security methodologies is paramount.

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4 Reasons Why Your Auditors Will Love Your Move to FinancialForce Accounting

Finance and IT departments are under continual pressure to improve transaction processing and period close efficiency, while simultaneously ensuring that adequate controls and compliance procedures remain in place. Managers are asking their teams to do more with less.

Learn about the benefits of using a financial software platform that provides a wide range of advanced, audit-friendly features. This paper outlines four major benefits of moving to cloud accounting for compliance and auditing procedures.

By using your software platform smartly, you can gain efficiency while ensuring compliance with company policies and financial regulations. When the finance department spends less time supporting the audit process, and less time addressing control issues that may arise in an audit, it can spend more time supporting strategic decision making for the betterment of your business.  Read More

KLP Empowers the Front and Middle Office with Advanced Risk Analytics

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In order for your business to thrive, you need to make good financial choices. Paying attention current risk is vital, but so too is preparing for possible risk through the use of modeling solutions. Once you have solid risk analytics software in place, accessing the data has to be easy, or else you’re not reaping the full potential rewards of modeling.

IBM provides refined, flexible cloud-based solutions that are able to support a wide array of customization options. This allows your business to develop a modeling solution specific to your organization’s needs, optimizing and making the performance of risk management tasks across the entire organization much less difficult. The ease of user adoption means that information gained from risk modeling via IBM’s Business Analytics software can be integrated into the day-to-day activities of your business. Cloud-based technology is also easier to run and use, demanding less IT hours.

Putting IBM’s easy-to-use and simple-to-understand analytic tools in the hands of anyone who needs them means decision making can become more strategic, allowing your team to reach objectives quickly and smoothly. In this case study, learn how IBM’s Business Analytics software can help your organization excel in their fields by identifying market trends, developing budgets according to real-time data results, determining possible problem areas to avoid or resolve, and read how IBM Business Analytics can help with compliance. Learn how scenario comparison and customer analytics can affect your business, and how to use them to your best advantage.  Read More

Credit Risk Management: Collateral, Covenants and Risk Review

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If your organization is still managing credit risk manually, you could be leaving your company open to experience significant losses and complications that can harm its financial well-being. Multiple systems, piles of paper, inconsistent or out of date information- all could end up costing your company dearly. Today, the best way to ensure that credit risk is being appropriately monitored and managed is with the adoption of an automated system. With the implementation of an automated system, accuracy of data and efficiency of execution are significantly improved, and risk is monitored in a superior and more effective manner.

In this white paper, IBM highlights the benefits that an automated system for credit risk management can bring to your organization, including a reduction of human error on multiple levels, a marked increase in compliance, the capability to quickly track a data trail, and the capacity to effortlessly update and upgrade across multiple accounts and systems. Automation means valuations are up to the minute, and that transparency is increased. Document imaging, data entry, and automated workflow can resolve many problems previously encountered with manual procedures.

IBM’s Business Analytics offers a comprehensive 5-point action plan involving the importance of automating collateral processes, how to consolidate diverse systems and data, the benefits of automating collateral and covenant monitoring to reduce risk with the latest available information, and how automation supports release processes for minimized risk. Credit risk management can be modernized and refined as a result of changing towards an automated system. Read More

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Profiting from PCI Compliance

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Although the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has become a global requirement, many organizations are lagging in compliance. For many companies, regulatory compliance can already be an overwhelming and confusing area to navigate, and the need to comply with the PCI DSS might feel like yet another burden. Discover the efficiency gains of building a strategy designed around PCI compliance. Read More

Centralizing Bank Connections

Electronic connections with corporate customers determine much of a bank’s competitive differentiation and cost structure. But many banks are held back by outdated file transfer systems, which make it difficult to reliably connect to clients and rapidly deliver new services. Learn how using a managed file transfer platform can help banks simplify data transfers, lower costs, and deliver compelling services to customers. Read More

Winning the PCI Compliance Battle

The payment card industry (PCI) Data Security Standard establishes common processes and precautions for handling credit card data. Although achieving PCI compliance can seem daunting, the requirements represent security best practices that should be observed by any organization with IT systems and data to protect. Learn about network scanning and security assessment solutions that can help you manage PCI compliance. Read More
 
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