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On December 12, over 200 New York banks will take an anonymous, public quiz about their cybersecurity policies and procedures during a live webcast. One of the webcast’s organizers hopes the quiz will ignite a sense of competition between the banks and “foster a race to the top on these measures.”

Will this quiz have a lasting impact on cybersecurity in the financial sector?

Listen to episode 112 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Dwayne Melancon and Tim Erlin discuss why the most insightful cybersecurity questions don’t have “yes or no” answers, why bank security tests should include essay questions, and why the real learning opportunity was in the conversations that preceded the quiz.

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