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The Cyber Risk Management Certifications and Assessment can help you comply with GDPR and is an absolute necessity if you are under GDPR regulations compliance.

CYBERPOL Partnership Training Programs in accreditation with CYBERPOL The International Cyber Policing Organization approved by Decree (D-U-N-S Number 371018431). They provide four basic cyber training modules ranging from €499 to €1299 per certification in which the candidates on completion receives the certification, in some cases valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

The Accreditation QA (Quality Assurance) is in accordance with the use of accreditation class 42 of the trademarks act for academicals purposes. Thus ensuring such certification can only be issued by the license holders of such certifications.

Who Should Attend

All those wishing to act the Role of DPA/CSO/SSO/ IT manager along with all Personnel involved in IT & OT systems.

The following courses:

1. CyberPOL Cyber Essentials Cyber Security Essentials Awareness Training - Level I (SYBC1)

2. CyberPOL Cyber Essentials Cyber Security Essentials Awareness Training - Level II (CYB2)

3. CyberPOL Cyber Essentials PCI Compliance Security Awareness Training - Level I (CYBCPCI1)

4. CyberPOL Cyber Essentials PCI Compliance Security Awareness Training Level II (CYBPCI2)

5. CyberPOL Cyber Essentials Cyber Security Awareness Certifications and re-certifications ( coming soon)  

6. CYBERPOL HIPAA Compliance Security Awareness Training (CYBHIPAA)

Accreditation By CYBERPOL The International Cyber Policing Organization by Decree and endorsed by ECIPS The European Centre for Information Policy and Security.

Policy and Compliance

Regulatory Reference: BIMCO Guidelines on Cyber Security, EU Regulation 2016/679, IMO MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3, ISO 27032:2012, Policy Letter 08_2016, TMSA, UK Department of Transport Code of Practice Cyber Security for Ships, USCG Cyber Security Strategy, GDPR.

All courses are European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS) endorsed.

Source: CyberPOL Academy.

Source: European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS).

The Swiss fintech market grew by 62 percent in 2018, according to a recent study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences published on February, 27.

In the IFZ FinTech Study 2018 of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the project team provides a comprehensive overview of the Swiss FinTech sector.

The entire 140 page study can be downloaded free of charge from Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd.

Source: Swiss Bankers.

FATF public statement of February 22, 2019...

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The FATF reaffirms its 25 February 2011 call on its members and urges all jurisdictions to advise their financial institutions to give special attention to business relationships and transactions with the DPRK, including DPRK companies, financial institutions, and those acting on their behalf. In addition to enhanced scrutiny, the FATF further calls on its members and urges all jurisdictions to apply effective counter-measures, and targeted financial sanctions in accordance with applicable United Nations Security Council Resolutions, to protect their financial sectors from money laundering, financing of terrorism and WMD proliferation financing (ML/FT/PF) risks emanating from the DPRK. Jurisdictions should take necessary measures to close existing branches, subsidiaries and representative offices of DPRK banks within their territories and terminate correspondent relationships with DPRK banks, where required by relevant UNSC resolutions.

Iran. Country will remain on the FATF Public Statement until the full Action Plan has been completed. Until Iran implements the measures required to address the deficiencies identified with respect to countering terrorism-financing in the Action Plan, the FATF will remain concerned with the terrorist financing risk emanating from Iran and the threat this poses to the international financial system. The FATF, therefore, calls on its members and urges all jurisdictions to continue to advise their financial institutions to apply enhanced due diligence with respect to business relationships and transactions with natural and legal persons from Iran, consistent with FATF Recommendation 19, including: (1) obtaining information on the reasons for intended transactions; and (2) conducting enhanced monitoring of business relationships, by increasing the number and timing of controls applied, and selecting patterns of transactions that need further examination.

Sanctions against Iran prohibit the export to Iran of nuclear, missile and a significant part of military products, foreign direct investment in Iran’s oil and gas and petrochemical industries, export of refined petroleum products, as well as any contacts with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), banks and insurance companies, financial transactions and cooperation with the Iranian navy.

Source: FATF-GAFI.ORG - Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

February 2019, while the crypto ecosystem continues to make considerable progress in building out its infrastructure and 'institutionalising' the space, many crypto players are facing challenges due to a broad range of issues, from a fall in cryptoasset prices to more regular start-up challenges.

This is forcing many crypto firms into situations of financial distress. In this article, they set out the ten things that any director or senior executive of a crypto entity needs to know when its solvency status is in doubt.

Download Crypto Insolvency...

Source: PwC HK - PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong.

15 January 2019 - Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are one of the most prominent applications of blockchain for finance, allowing for an innovative and inclusive way of financing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Although the lack of regulatory clarity currently exposes ICO participants to some risks, appropriately regulated and supervised ICOs offer a potential new way to raise capital for projects enabled by Distributed Ledger Technologies and the blockchain.

This report analyses the emergence and potential of ICOs as a financing mechanism for start-ups and SMEs, examines the benefits and challenges of this mechanism for small businesses and investors, and discusses the policy implications of ICO activity for the inclusive financing of SMEs and the real economy...

Source: OECD.

February 14, 2019. AmCham SPb News and Events...

The meeting featured three presentations by Igor Bederov, Internet-Rozysk, Yuri Ivanov, Hyundai Motors and by Alexander Podobnykh, SICP and convened around 20 security specialists from member companies.

Presentations:

1. Risks prevention at the first contact stage. What can contact details reveal? (in Russian).

2. Access control and access management systems: new technologies in security provision (in Russian).

3. Prevention and investigation of crypto currency turnover related crime (in Russian).

Source: AmCham Russia.

Released today, Chainalysis latest crypto crime research on $1.6B in hacks, darknet market activity, and Ethereum scams shows how they decoded each type of crime and what it means for AML compliance and investigations.

Crypto crime increased in 2018, but it made up a smaller slice of a much larger market. Indeed, according to they analysis, illicit transactions comprised less than 1% of all economic bitcoin activity in 2018, down from 7% in 2012.

Even so, crime remains a significant problem in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Exchange hacks have generated billions of dollars in criminal proceeds, darknet market activities have netted hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit revenues, and scams targeting individuals have stolen tens of millions of dollars.

Moreover, criminal use of cryptocurrencies has become far more sophisticated. As a result, in this second edition of their Crypto Crime Report, they go deeper in analysis to seek out granular insight into three categories of criminal activity.

Then, they examine the surprising resilience of darknet markets as law enforcement takes aggressive action against them. In a report on the “whack-a-mole” problem with the darknet, they look at how transaction activity briefly subsides then quickly reroutes itself to new platforms when major darknet markets are closed down.

They also examine changing trends in Ethereum scams, where individuals are targeted, as last year’s phishing schemes lose their effectiveness and more complex Ponzi and ICO exit scams emerge to make outsized gains.

Finally, they discuss the role of cryptocurrency in the broader context of money laundering and highlight the importance of different types of services that are used to integrate illicit cryptocurrency into the clean economy...

Source: Chainalysis Research.

Friday, 08 February 2019 17:33

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DIGEST: JANUARY 2019

Written by

Mind Smith has prepared an overview of key materials, analytical reports, research, reports and research articles. All the most interesting in the industry for the month...

37 analytical studies and reports, 27 scientific articles, 5 documents of international organizations.

Since 2018, Mind Smith has been implementing strategic blockchain consulting. Helps answer the question about the use of technology blockchain in business, conducts research and strategic sessions for top managers.

The company believes in the blockchain technology, but understand its limitations. For effective implementation of a well-coordinated work of the business and technical team. Mind Smith is ready to go all the way from the search for possible scenarios and the preparation of the concept to the implementation of the pilot and the implementation of the solution in the business.

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