Climbing Up the Cybersecurity Ladder

Financial institutions with more mature cybersecurity programs—those on the intermediate level of cybersecurity governance outlined by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool—demonstrate more knowledge as a board about the issue. So, it’s disheartening to find that a significant portion of the respondents to Bank Director’s 2018 Risk Survey indicate uncertainty about aspects of their bank’s cybersecurity initiatives. “Everybody loses a little sleep over the potential of some sort of cyber issue,” says Stewart Slack, a director at $1.3 billion asset Business First Bank, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And with good cause. Protecting the bank from a potential…

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Emily McCormick

Vice President of Editorial & Research

Emily McCormick is Vice President of Editorial & Research for Bank Director. Emily oversees research projects, from in-depth reports to Bank Director’s annual surveys on M&A, risk, compensation, governance and technology. She also manages content for the Bank Services Program. In addition to regularly speaking and moderating discussions at Bank Director’s in-person and virtual events, Emily regularly writes and edits for Bank Director magazine and BankDirector.com. She started her career in the circulation department at the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and graduated summa cum laude from The University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Business.