Financial Services Information Security Definitions

  • F

    Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

    The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are rules that specify procedures for civil legal suits within United States federal courts... (Continued)

  • FFIEC compliance (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council)

    FFIEC compliance is conformance to a set of standards for online banking issued in October 2005 by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)... (Continued)

  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury. FinCEN was established in 1990 to safeguard financial systems from abuse by promoting transparency in the U.S. and international financial systems.

  • FIX protocol (Financial Information Exchange protocol)

    The Financial Information Exchange (FIX) protocol is an open specification intended to streamline electronic communications in the financial securities industry... (Continued)

  • G

    Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)

    Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) is a combined area of focus within an organization that developed because of interdependencies between the three components.

  • I

    ITCH

    ITCH is a direct data-feed interface that allows customers of the NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) to observe or disseminate information about stock trading activities... (Continued)

  • N

    NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations)

    The NASDAQ is the largest electronic securities exchange in the United States.

  • National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA)

    The National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) is a not-for-profit trade association that develops operating rules and business practices for the nationwide network of automated clearing houses (ACHs) and for other areas of electronic payments.

  • O

    OTTO protocol (OUCH To Trade Options)

    OTTO (OUCH To Trade Options) is a digital communications protocol that allows customers of the NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) to conduct business in the options market... (Continued)

  • OUCH protocol

    OUCH is a digital communications protocol that allows customers of the NASDAQ (National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) to conduct business in the options market... (Continued)

  • P

    PAN truncation (primary account number)

    PAN (primary account number) truncation is a technology that prevents most of the digits in a credit card, debit card or bank account number from appearing on printed receipts issued to customers... (Continued)

  • password cracker

    A password cracker is an application program that is used to identify an unknown or forgotten password to a computer or network resources.

  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information... (Continued)

  • personally identifiable financial information (PIFI)

    Personally identifiable financial information (PIFI) is any type of personally identifiable information (PII) that is linked to that person's finances.

  • personally identifiable information (PII)

    Personally identifiable information (PII) is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual.

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