Only using Intranet at Banks?

New nT46fG
May 3 26 Comments

I heard from a friend that at some finance companies they only let employees communicate on their intranet..So they aren't able to send emails to anyone outside the office? Is this true for you guys? Or is my friend misinformed? Seems like work would be very hard to do...

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  • Facebook / Eng rgahdk123
    Yea, working at a Bank you get fucked at least twice. Once with comp, and second time on the work environment. If you have the chops to leave that shit environment do it asap
    May 3 0
  • Credit Suisse mato
    You can send personal mails but they would block any technical code or similar things. They track closely what you are sending out and They can take strict action if they find you sent out some sensitive information.
    May 3 1
    • Morgan Stanley
      summer_gen

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      summer_genmore
      Sending email with code to outside is the fastest way to get out of the company
      May 3
  • You're not allowed a phone at all on the trading floor!
    May 3 3
    • SpaceX / Other
      muskytaint

      SpaceX Other

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      muskytaintmore
      Where's that?
      May 3
    • Bank of America / Eng 0xFFEE
      In official words, every bank. But I don't see a real bank following this guideline.
      May 3
    • Morgan Stanley
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      summer_genmore
      In at least one bank I walked freely with my phone. As everyone else did.
      May 3
  • Wells Fargo startup!
    Not true for Bank of America? Don’t make me laugh.
    Ask any contractors in Charlotte. I am talking about the dotcom and online banking d.
    May 3 2
    • Bank of America Quackers
      Depends on org mate, not sure why that's hard for you to believe
      May 3
    • Bank of America aiminghigh
      It’s LOB and status dependent. A lot of LOBs don’t allow contractors to send emails out without an exception.
      May 3
  • Bank of America lnfD41
    Not true for Bank of America but most of the sites are blocked by GIS and all email communications are monitored
    May 3 1
    • Bank of America aiminghigh
      Actually, we only block a handful of categories.

      Fun fact, YouTube isn’t blocked because of productivity. It’s 100% because it was putting a lot of load on the network and slowing down business related stuff
      May 3
  • SpaceX / Other
    muskytaint

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    muskytaintmore
    These companies are regulated to monitor external communication channels to prevent things like insider trading. It is kind of hard to explain how you're doing this if employees can access Gmail over TLS on their desktops. They can't block everything but they check off some boxes for regulators by blocking email clients and social media logins
    May 3 0
  • Fidelity Investments / Other alohomora1
    Yup, as a general rule of thumb. Most personal sites are blocked and as CS said, they run a tight ship on what's being sent and rec'd.
    May 3 0
  • Wells Fargo / Eng ostrich1
    Wells does not allow contractors to send external email unless you have special permission. They don't allow many blogs either, claiming it is software as a service.
    May 3 3
    • Wells Fargo LrkE78
      So annoying that they block “SaaS” when they’re informational blogs that have info we’re looking for. I could send external emails as a former contractor so that may be LOB dependent.
      May 5
    • Wells Fargo / Eng ostrich1
      You might have access. They seem to announce 1 new silly policy a week
      May 5
    • Wells Fargo / Eng ostrich1
      And yes the info I was looking for was 100% business use and not saas
      May 5
  • Capital One BeastM0DE
    Capital One doesn’t do that, but a previous bank that I worked at did
    May 4 0
  • Wells Fargo startup!
    Bank of America does that. No external emails access for contractors.
    Worst is no cell phones allowed in offshore locations.
    May 3 0
  • Bank of America Quackers
    We get an it escalation if we do, specially if there's an attachment but can normally explain away
    May 3 0
  • Amazon / Eng imgross
    Dealt with that when I was a sales grunt for Sprint, could imagine banks doing that
    May 3 0
  • Probably true for I.T folks (term tor tech team in banks who are not designing trading algos). And only using intranet is fair as you are a second-class citizen and they don’t want to face embarrassment by having you interface directly with important clients. Please leave the interfacing to the face of the company (dapper finance folks)
    May 3 0
  • Capital One xNo
    Depends on the bank. Can't login to external file upload sites or email (Hotmail, personal Gmail , drive, Dropbox, etc.) But people send and receive attachments in/out all the time, things like paystubs, etc. The only thing they scan for in email/communications is PCI/NPI data
    May 3 2
    • Capital One 77777777
      On top of them...

      They scan everything but you’d hear from them for NPI/PCI only.
      External GSuite or gmail is not accessible either on VPN or not.
      Taking data out of corp laptop to USB drive or non-corp network drive is not allowed.
      Sharing text or links directly from corp app including hangouts or gmail does not work on corp approved mobile devices.
      Public cloud (non-corp aws, gcp, azure) access is restricted.

      And the list goes on.
      May 3
    • Capital One / Eng
      ternary

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      ternarymore
      Committing to public GitHub is just fine though
      May 3