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Take These Steps to Stomp out the Heartbleed Bug

April 17, 2014
Take These Steps to Stomp out the Heartbleed Bug

by Stephen Smith The so-called “Heartbleed” bug has caused quite an uproar since its presence came to light on April 7. Uncovered within the OpenSSL (secure socket layer) network security protocol, this Internet security flaw allows attacke...
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Your Money or Your … Computer Access? Ransomware is on the Rise

April 16, 2014
Your Money or Your … Computer Access? Ransomware is on the Rise

by Sean Martin So it’s not your old Western “stick ‘em up” kidnapping scenario, but the idea is pretty much the same. Give them your money, and you get your stuff back. We’re talking about ransomware, a class of malware ...
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What’s Happening on the Lending Side of the House?

April 9, 2014
What’s Happening on the Lending Side of the House?

by Brent McKown According to my discussions with bankers, the current lending environment is allowing for some growth. However, maintaining a healthy portfolio is the primary focus—and lending portfolios are getting healthier. The issue some ban...
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FFIEC: Employ Ethical Hackers to Thwart Cybercriminals

April 4, 2014
FFIEC: Employ Ethical Hackers to Thwart Cybercriminals

by Jon Welborn In a statement this week from the FFIEC regarding cyberattacks against financial institutions’ ATM and card authorization systems, the agency put forth a number of recommendations to help financial institutions combat fraud cases ...
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NIST Framework Provides Core Cybersecurity Guidelines

April 2, 2014
NIST Framework Provides Core Cybersecurity Guidelines

by Stephen Smith The long-awaited set of cybersecurity guidelines from the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was released in February, and hopes are high that it will provide a model to help U.S. busi...
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NIST Framework Provides Core Cybersecurity Guidelines

April 2, 2014
NIST Framework Provides Core Cybersecurity Guidelines

by Stephen Smith The long-awaited set of cybersecurity guidelines from the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was released in February, and hopes are high that it will provide a model to help U.S. busi...
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No Matter Who Owns the Device, You Must Focus on Mobile Security

March 26, 2014
No Matter Who Owns the Device, You Must Focus on Mobile Security

by Cliff Skrdlant In today’s financial services industry, a growing number of employees rely on the ability to conduct business whenever, wherever needed. That means working outside the confines of office walls—at all hours—using lap...
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No Matter Who Owns the Device, You Must Focus on Mobile Security

March 26, 2014
No Matter Who Owns the Device, You Must Focus on Mobile Security

by Cliff Skrdlant In today’s financial services industry, a growing number of employees rely on the ability to conduct business whenever, wherever needed. That means working outside the confines of office walls—at all hours—using lap...
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Less Paper. More Customers.

March 18, 2014
Less Paper. More Customers.

by Jimmie Paradee There are some financial institutions out there that have turned the paperless movement into not only a way to preserve the environment, but also improve efficiency and accuracy on customer account statements. In doing so, they&rsqu...
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Less Paper. More Customers.

March 18, 2014
Less Paper. More Customers.

by Jimmie Paradee There are some financial institutions out there that have turned the paperless movement into not only a way to preserve the environment, but also improve efficiency and accuracy on customer account statements. In doing so, they&rsqu...
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