It's all about future-proofing the bank's risk and compliance. The recent credit crisis has underscored the importance of proactive risk mitigation for banks. Banks need to first effectively and efficiently identify the potential risks associated with each and every banking process and then measure the same. Every process, operation and service performed at the bank needs to run through the 'X-Ray machine' of the risk department so that every possible transactional risk becomes known. Doing so can mitigate risks well before they turn viral.