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It was 20 years ago today…

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Friday, July 24, 2020

Dan’s reflection on the past 20 years. A Dan’s New Leaf post about predictions. If you’re my age, the rest of the Beatles song, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” is now going through your head, thanks to the name of this blog post.  You probably also remember Nine Eleven, or what I called 9-1-1 […]


Remote, Remote, Remote

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

An update to ‘Cottage Please’ . . . Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Finding time to write a Dan’s New Leaf article about remote access security, I notice there are many good articles already available.  So how can I make my […]


The infotex Pandemic Posture

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, March 12, 2020

infotex has been closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus… Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . While news reports indicate the risk is still low, the risk is increasing, and thus the application of adequate business continuity controls is paramount.  One of […]


The Magnificent Seven 2020

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2019

Seven trends impacting Information Security Officers of Small Institutions! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Welcome to the Magnificent Seven, my annual predictive article about the seven trends in technology that will impact the Information Security Officers of small banks (under five billion […]


Trust, but Segregate!

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Show this article to your CFO the next time he or she asks for a budget. Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . It’s time . . . no wait, it’s WAY PAST TIME . . . that community banks spend the money […]


A Seven Step Process to Combat Insider Threats

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, September 30, 2019

Incident response testing is the stone that kills many birds… Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Good morning.  It’s 5:00am on a weekend, and I’m preparing my talk for the Cybersecurity Conference this week. While the talk is only supposed to be […]


Four Risk Appetite Statements

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . For all the same reasons a board of directors would want to establish a risk appetite statement on loan risk or other major risk categories, the 2015 Cybersecurity Assessment Tool gave us the ability to establish […]


R-7 – The Top Seven Risks – 2019

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, January 7, 2019

Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . When Dan presents audit reports to boards of directors, he also talks to the board about the top risks the institution is facing. Since 2006, Dan has been compiling a list of the “top seven risks […]


The Magnificent Seven 2019

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Saturday, November 17, 2018

Seven trends impacting Information Security Officers of Small Institutions! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Welcome to the Magnificent Seven, my annual predictive article, affectionately dubbed “M7,” about the seven trends in bank technology that will impact the Information Security Officers of small banks […]


The Pine Processionary

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Battling Procedure Fatigue in Cybersecurity . . . Or . . . making sure we don’t just go through the motions! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . When it comes to the routine things in life, it can be easy to get […]