In the run-up to the SEACEN Centre’s Policy Summit on Cyber Risk, held on 13-14 June 2019, Aziz Durrani, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the SEACEN Centre, caught up with Malik Kotadia, one of the panellists at the summit. They discuss some of the key developments, issues and risks in the FinTech, cryptocurrency and blockchain world, as well as how banks and regulators should be responding to them.
In this Podcast, Glenn Tasky, SEACEN’s Director of Financial Stability and Supervision / Payment and Settlement Systems, interviews Stephen Scott and Jeff Kupfer of Starling Trust Sciences, LLC. Starling is a behavioural sciences company that utilizes technology to assist in the evaluation of culture of organizations, including banks and other financial institutions. These evaluations can reveal deficiencies in a bank’s culture that may point to heightened misconduct risk. The Starling executives discuss the most prominent and most recent banking scandals, and emphasize that culture within a bank (or any firm) is contagious, and both executives and employees take their cues from their peers – not necessarily from laws, regulations, and best practices – in deciding on a course of action.
In this 2nd episode in our series on Cybersecurity, Dr. Ole Rummel and Mr. Mark McKenzie spoke with Puan Jessica Chew, Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia responsible for financial stability which covers the regulation and supervision of banks, insurance companies, payment systems and money services. The main subject of this conversation is cyber risks and financial stability. It was recorded as part of our lead up to the SEACEN Centre's Annual Policy Summit on Central Bank Leadership in Combating Cyber Risk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13 -14 June 2019.
Dr Ole Rummel interviews Glenn Tasky, Director of the Financial Stability and Supervision/Payment and Settlement Systems pillar of the Centre about issues in Cybersecurity and Central Banking. This is part 1of 2 podcasts which lead up to the SEACEN Centre's Annual Policy Summit to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 13 and 14 June 2019.
Dr. Rummel and Mark kick off the new year by recapping the topics we covered in the podcasts we did in 2018, including some clips from the various interviews we conducted. Also a sneak preview of next month's podcast!
Errata: During the recording of this podcast, Mark McKenzie incorrectly made reference to a “recent IMF Paper” between 20.16 – 20.20 mins, 24.30-20.34 mins and 32.56-33.00 mins. Please note the correct reference is: Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Working Papers No 765 “ Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work” in cryptocurrencies” by Raphael Auer of Monetary and Economic Department published in January 2019. The paper is available at https://www.bis.org/publ/work765.htm
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Glenn Tasky speaks to Dr. William K Black, Associate Professor of Economics & Law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and author of "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One". Dr. Black describes the epidemic of “control frauds,” massive frauds at banks that are orchestrated at the highest levels (directors and senior officers). Control frauds were rampant in the United States in the 1980s and have also existed in many other countries. He also discusses the potential for whistleblowing to alert regulators and other authorities about frauds occurring in banks before they get completely out of control.