As in several of our other partner countries, seminars on location were organised in North Macedonia for the first time since 2019. Four of them took place in Skopje this year, starting with Digital Transformation and Fintech in May, and followed by Cyber and Information Security Management in August. The last two face-to-face seminars (pictured) were scheduled back-to-back from 27 to 29 September and hosted by our expert Mr Robert Bistricic: the 2-day course Risk Management: Liquidity Risk for Banks and the 1-day training on ILAAP - International Liquidity Adequacy Assessment Process. All seminars have been organised in excellent collaboration with the North Macedonian Ministry of Finance and supported by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance.
ATTF seminars resumed on location in Skopje this year
For years, the Finance & Insurance sectors have been the first targets for cybercriminals, representing nearly 23% of the attacks worldwide in 2020.
The pandemic generated a growth in attacks on corporate infrastructures, mostly through users, using vectors such as phishing and remote access tools (RATs). The aim of this training is to introduce Information Security Governance and to benefit from Risk Management experience to learn how to design and implement the appropriate technical and organizational security protection measures during an interactive training.
Since the Financial Crisis of 2008 which has often been described as a “liquidity crisis”, liquidity risk has become a major area of focus in risk management. Many of the changes in Basel III target liquidity risk and how banks can protect themselves against it. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a good understanding of liquidity risk and how to manage it.
“The aim of the ICAAP and ILAAP is to encourage banks to reflect on their capital and liquidity risks in a structured way, using bank-specific approaches to measure and manage these risks. Both processes should ensure that banks identify, effectively manage and cover their capital and liquidity risks at all times. Implementing the ICAAP and ILAAP proportionately is the responsibility of the banks themselves. In other words, each bank must ensure that its ICAAP and ILAAP are commensurate with its business model, size, complexity, riskiness and market expectations”.