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  • Banking Apps Look to Balance Convenience, Security

    by Nathan Eddy on January 25, 2017

    Mobile banking technology is poised to become ubiquitous. Soon connecting with your banker via video will be as easy and commonplace as checking your account balance on your smartphone. In the not-so-distant future, customers will expect to always have the option to chat face-to-face with their banker either on a mobile app, from an ATM or at a kiosk or meeting room in the branch itself. With…

  • IT Security Concerns Loom Large for Financial Sector in 2017

    by Nathan Eddy on January 11, 2017

    Today’s financial sector chief information officer (CIO) is in the midst of a radical technological evolution, driven by global digitalization, adoption of mobile and cloud technologies by consumers, and the need for faster implementation of information technology. In addition, IT leadership is tasked with achieving higher revenue through technology, while continuing to adequately address…

  • Ransomware Unbound: Critical Knowledge for a Growing Threat

    by Nathan Eddy on December 12, 2016

    Ransomware is the most pervasive form of malware out there, as attackers have shifted their focus away from more traditional attacks, and the number of new strains of ransomware continues to grow exponentially. Using ransomware, the criminal takes control of a user’s laptop and data and requires payment to get the control back, and tries to price the crime at a high enough value that it is worth…

  • Maintaining Security When IT is on Holiday

    by Nathan Eddy on December 5, 2016

    With the holiday season fast approaching—they’re playing Jingle Bells in the department stores across the land—businesses need to be ready for the periods when IT security staff will be enjoying time with friends and family. The job of the IT pro isn’t likely to get easier anytime soon, and this is especially true during the holidays when employees are out of the office and expect to remain…

  • Businesses Must Secure Customer Data to Ensure Holiday Season Success

    by Nathan Eddy on November 28, 2016

    The holiday season is prime time for the use of credit card skimmers in retail environments. This time of year, the number of transactions increases and the ability of the average retailer to respond to threats is limited due to the amount of activity. Furthermore, most companies are in a change freeze between Thanksgiving and Christmas, slowing the rollout of new or modified security controls. …

  • How to Protect Your Business When Your Cybersecurity Team Is Understaffed

    by Nathan Eddy on November 14, 2016

    There is a negative unemployment rate in IT security, which has led to a shortage of available talent in the market, with many firms unable to attract or evaluate key security talent. According to a Peninsula Press analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. in 2015, with information security job postings up 74 percent in the…

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