CAE Agenda: Your Monthly Audit News Roundup

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CAE Agenda: Your Monthly Audit News Roundup

 

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the November edition of the CAE Agenda, Protiviti’s monthly roundup of internal audit news and developments for financial services organizations.

We hope our monthly newsletter will continue to be a valuable source for audit executives to stay informed on the industry and regulatory developments impacting your organization.

News and Trends

  1. Federal Reserve Board Invites Public Comment on Framework That Would More Closely Match Regulations for Large Banking Organizations with Their Risk Profiles

    On October 31, the Federal Reserve Board invited public comment on a framework that would more closely match the regulations for large banking organizations with their risk profiles. The changes would reduce compliance requirements for firms with less risk while maintaining more stringent requirements for firms with more risk.

    The framework establishes four categories of standards for large banking organizations – those with more than $100 billion in total consolidated assets. The proposals build on the board's existing tailoring of its rules and would be consistent with changes from the Economic Growth, Regulatory Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

  2. New ABA White Paper Helps Bankers Understand AI

    As part of its efforts to help bankers understand the benefits and applications of fintech, ABA has published a new white paper that focuses on artificial intelligence. A supplement to the ABA’s Fintech Playbook, the paper provides an overview of AI technology – including machine learning, robotics process automation, natural language processing and speech/object recognition – and explores its many uses in banking.

  3. SEC Investigative Report: Public Companies Should Consider Cyberthreats When Implementing Internal Accounting Controls

    On October 16, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an investigative report cautioning that public companies should consider cyberthreats when implementing internal accounting controls. The report is based on the SEC Enforcement Division's investigations of nine public companies that fell victim to cyber fraud, losing millions of dollars in the process.

  4. Federal Reserve Payments Study finds U.S. payments fraud a small but growing fraction of overall payments

    The value of fraudulent noncash payments in the United States rose significantly between 2012 and 2015--outpacing growth in noncash payments overall, according to a new report based on Federal Reserve Payments Study data.

 

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