As 2015 comes to a close, we are pleased to share our most popular articles from the Risk Management Blog in 2015.
1. 4 Red Flags of Money Laundering or Terrorist Financing
One of the most important aspects of BSA/AML compliance is the responsibility it places on regulated financial entities to report suspicious transactions. This responsibility requires an organization to be able to monitor and identify transactions, evaluate them in real time, and flag the ones that are suspicious. In many cases, a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) should be filed with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
2. 5 Key Components of a BSA/AML Compliance Program
You are most likely familiar with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) which is a bureau of the Treasury Department. FinCEN’s mission is “to safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote national security” through the use of financial services information.
3. The Important Role of Internal Controls for AML Compliance
It is well understood that money launderers use deceit or theft to capture the processes of financial entities for illicit purposes. As a result, your AML compliance program must implement internal control designs that increase the chances of preventing or detecting such activities.
Last month we had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending the third annual Secure Cash and Transport Association (SCTA) conference in Chicago. One of the sessions at the conference was presented by Alan Cox, of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). He is the Acting Associate Director of the Liaison Division for FinCEN. In this role, he oversees major activities at FinCEN to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and other forms of illicit activity.
FinCEN is a bureau of the treasury that writes anti-money laundering rules, anti-terrorist financing rules, and collects data through those rules, analyzes and reports data to law enforcement. The data it collects is some of the most important data law enforcement has in combatting illicit money flows.
FinCEN has been pushing new requirements and enforcement actions for those deemed to be money transmitters. This has had implications for the CIT industry as well as the banking and ATM industry. … Continue reading
True or false: 95% of all security breaches are due to sophisticated cybercriminals that we could not defend ourselves against.
Believe it or not, the answer is false. In fact, we are victims of breaches due to human error which is linked to poor security design.
This year’s SCTA Conference, which brought more than 200 cash management industry thought leaders to Chicago, was filled with insightful speakers and important discussions about the security, transportation, and management of cash in today’s world. The conference was highlighted by a keynote address from former White House CIO, Theresa Payton in which she stressed the need to design security “for the human psyche.” … Continue reading