Shield Announces Full Surveillance for Microsoft Teams

Shield Announces Full Surveillance for Microsoft Teams

We are proud to announce the launch of our integration with Microsoft Teams. The Shield platform is one of the first compliance platforms to provide full surveillance as well as record and search of Microsoft Teams interactions, providing the ability to extract, review and analyze specific conversations to assist with any investigation process.
Ofir Shabtai, Co-Founder & CTO at Shield stated, “We are seeing an increasing demand by many Regulated firms that are switching to Microsoft Teams as a key […]

Build, Buy or Partner

Build, Buy or Partner: Is change inevitable? (Part 1 of 2)

The financial services industry is currently facing a perfect storm of disruption and upheaval, and the challenges that lie ahead will require an unprecedented level of agility and adaptability. To survive and succeed, organizations must be ready to anticipate, prepare for and pre-empt this disruption.
In this, the first of two posts, I’ll uncover the specific challenges faced by incumbent banks. We’ll also take a look at the business life cycle of an established bank and see why banks need […]

Is culture the next RegTech

Is culture the next RegTech frontier?

Over the last 12 months, there’s one word that’s been increasingly on the lips of all financial services firms; culture.
So is it now high time that RegTech firms wake up to the importance of culture and the opportunity that this presents? In this blog post, Michael Fotis the Founder of Smart Money People, a financial services review website and research company explores culture in finance further.
So, what is culture?
Culture is widely viewed as the typical behaviours that characterise a […]

Key Takeaways from the PWC Market Abuse Surveillance Survey 2019

Key Takeaways from the PWC Market Abuse Surveillance Survey 2019

Financial markets are becoming more technology-driven. As a result, savvy traders with less-than-scrupulous intentions can use an increasingly prolific stream of e-Communication methods to evade traditional compliance monitoring. The EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and other regulatory directives are aimed at detecting, punishing, and deterring just this type of wrongful behavior. Financial institutions across the continent have implemented surveillance platforms designed to capture an increasingly broad range of financial transactions, electronic communications, and trade-related data in order to comply […]

Data Privacy – No longer a nice to have, it is a must have! (4) (1)

Data Privacy – No longer a nice to have, it is a must have!

Over the past 18 months, we have seen a flurry of new regulations coming into enforcement. Arguably the most popular amongst those, are Open Banking and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – an interesting mix when you look at the requirements. For example, both Open Banking and GDPR were aimed at giving power back to the consumer BUT one cannot overlook the paradoxes, and in there lies the complexity.
Broadly speaking, Open Banking is the use of open […]

BAI podcast

[Podcast] Shiran Weitzman comes on as a guest on BAI’s Banking Strategies Podcast

Shiran talks to Lou Carlozo, Managing Editor at BAI, on the process of moving from compliance complexity to a RegTech reality.
You can listen to the episode on your favorite platform:
Google Play
On the BAI website
Let us know what you think about the episode on Twitter @Shield_F_C
Or connect with Shiran


Employees of Financial Services Firms Face Growing Privacy Concerns

The people working in financial services are now facing new challenges to the privacy of their personal data. Regulations passed to improve transparency in financial markets require firms to capture, record, and analyze all electronic communication data.
Although financial markets must be transparent to ensure fairness, the protection of private employee data has never been a more significant issue for financial service providers. These firms are having to balance the extensive disclosure requirements of an increasingly data-driven compliance environment, and […]

Thomas Power Crypto

Interview with Thomas Power

While Crypto is not part of our business, we like our blog to feature all representatives of our eco-system. That is why I (Iftach Drori) approached Thomas Power to get his view on the current state of Crypto and get his thoughts on regulating the field and the adoption struggles it is currently facing.
Here is our short talk:
Q: Cryptocurrencies are still seen as the preserve of those who truly understand them – do you believe there will come a […]

Can GDPR and Blockchain work_ Ephemeral Blockchain

Can GDPR and Blockchain work? Ephemeral Blockchain might have an answer…

To assess GDPR’s compatibility with Blockchain (or Ephemeral Blockchain in this case) it is important to define each of them first and then look at where the two overlap or intertwine.
GDPR is a shortened form of the General Data Protection Regulation initiated on 25th May 2018 to be implemented throughout the member states of the European Union (EU) in Europe. It was designed for companies or entities who deal and manage personal information to be transparent about:

What particular personal data […]