Cybersecurity Efforts May Fail

Debbie Hoffman quoted on how cybersecurity efforts may fail

HousingWire REwired

Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman has been quoted in the HousingWire article, “Here’s proof your cybersecurity efforts might totally fail,” regarding how companies should gauge the level of security they need and which methods they should use to maximize their security and minimize the risk of a security breach.

The article was written as a follow-up to a March 2016 HousingWire Expert Webinar that Debbie sat on as a panelist, “Data Privacy and Cyber Security.” During the webinar, Hoffman shared an overview of the privacy laws that govern lenders, as well as proactive measures that company executives and operations teams should take and how to develop cyber security mitigation plans.

Throughout the article, Debbie expanded upon the information shared during the webinar, including her advice that there is no “one size fits all” solution for cyber security.

“’When developing and implementing a security framework that “fits,” companies must return to fundamentals: understand the business and the business strategy; know what assets the company possess; understand threats to similarly situated companies, and align security with the enterprise’s mission. Focusing clearly on risks and a company’s current cybersecurity maturity will help direct a company to focus its efforts on the appropriate areas,’ Hoffman said.”

To view the article “Here’s proof your cybersecurity efforts might totally fail” on HousingWire’s REwired Blog and learn more of Debbie’s advice, click here. To watch the webinar and hear from the other two panelists, Patrick Dennis from Guidance Software and Jim Halpert from DLA Piper, click here.

Front cover of Mortgage Women Magazine

Digital Risk’s Kim Lanham makes front cover of Mortgage Women Magazine: Corporate Etiquette & Protocol

Mortgage Women Magazine

Kim Lanham, Digital Risk SVP of Marketing & Client Services, has been published in Mortgage Women Magazine with her article, “Corporate Etiquette & Protocol.” In fact, the article made the front cover of the magazine’s May/June 2016 issue! Throughout the piece, Kim shares several key rules of etiquette specific for the workplace that go beyond the manners many Americans have been taught throughout their lives.

“We have all heard the proverbial saying, ‘you can never have a second chance at a first impression,’ and it is very true in the workplace. Poor manners or lack of following expected workplace behavior can stay with you throughout your tenure and raise uncertainty in your candidacy when it comes time for promotion, especially if you are in the customer-facing role.”

Kim getting into detail regarding the dos and don’ts of common etiquette blunders, including: standing up when a female enters room, how to perform a proper hand shake, making introductions and exchanging business cards, appearance and workplace dress, and much more. To read the full article, click here.

The Five Ws of Social Media Marketing

Kim Lanham, SVP, Marketing & Client Services, Shares The Five Ws of Social Media Marketing

Mortgage Women Magazine

Digital Risk’s Kim Lanham, SVP, Marketing & Client Services, made the front cover of Mortgage Women Magazine with her article, “The Five Ws of Social Media Marketing.” In the article, which was published in the May/June 2016 issue, Kim explains the best way for financial services companies to reach and engage with current and prospective customers.

“Although we can’t tell who is ready to make their first-time home purchase, refinance, and so on, we can target those who are likely to be ready based on age, gender, race, education, income, geographic location, and hashtag usage. Further, we can pinpoint which social media network is the most popular among each age group and what time of day they are most likely to be active on the platform,” Kim shares.

Kim also provides statistics on the number of users for each social media platform, user demographics, average engagement, best times to post on social media, and more. To read the full article and learn strategies to best engage with your target audience as well as Social Media Marketing tips, click here.

Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman & Meaghan James explain the TRID Lock On The Road To Compliance

Digital Risk’s Debbie Hoffman & Meaghan James explain the TRID Lock On The Road To Compliance

Secondary Marketing Executive

The question is: Are loan defects from TRID side-swing investors? In this Secondary Marketing Executive article by Digital Risk’s Chief Legal Officer Debbie Hoffman and Compliance Attorney Meaghan James, the co-authors discuss the impacts that the secondary market is experiencing as a result of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Know Before You Owe (KBYO) mortgage disclosure rule (TRID).

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Digital Risk wins Big at the American Business Awards!

Digital Risk wins Two Gold Stevies at the 14th Annual Stevies’ American Business Awards!

Digital Risk is proud to announce that the company has won two Gold Stevies at the 14th Annual American Business Awards this week. Specifically, CEO & Managing Partner Sesha Dhanyamraju won a Gold Stevie for “Executive of the Year” in the Financial Services & Insurance category and SVP & Head, Global Delivery Joseph Chacko and the HELOC Team won Gold for “New Product & Service” in the Business-to-Business Services category.

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Managing Millennials: Digital Risk CEO & Managing Partner Sesha Dhanyamraju quoted in Monster.com

Managing Millennials: Digital Risk CEO & Managing Partner Sesha Dhanyamraju quoted in Monster.com

Monster.com

With Millennials becoming an even larger force to be reckoned with in today’s workforce, engaging them and retaining them is becoming ever more important. In this Monster.com article, Digital Risk’s CEO & Managing Partner Sesha Dhanyamraju explains one of the methods that he uses to engage his Millennial workforce at Digital Risk – through storytelling via data.

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Digital Risk’s SVP, GRC Rose Bogan quoted in American Banker on AML Compliance Challenges

Digital Risk’s SVP, GRC Rose Bogan quoted in American Banker on AML Compliance Challenges

American Banker

In an article regarding Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (Fincen) recent $1 million imposed penalty on Sparks Nugget for deficiencies in its anti-money laundering (AML) program, Digital Risk’s SVP, Governance, Risk and Compliance Rose Bogan was quoted regarding the compliance challenges large and small firms face when implementing AML programs.

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