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The New IoT

Is this the major technology trend of the decade? The International Computer Electronics Show (CES) just finished up last week in Las Vegas. There where over 3,900 exhibitors showing off their latest and greatest products and services. There were more than 170,000 attendees. CES is the largest annual tradeshow focusing on technology held each year.…
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January 20, 2020 0

Secure Banking, To-Go

Over current years, the epidemic of digital oversharing has grown exponentially. People want to share the good and bad: haircuts, food, selfies, wounds, jobs, kids, heartbreak, and joy. These are just the tip of the iceberg. The majority carry smartphones and are ready to capture every shareable second. Conversely, we are scared to carry our…
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December 23, 2019 0

Outsourcing Security Concerns for SMBs

As a small or medium business (SMB) owner or company, it is hard to understand what security is needed and how to get that security operational. Business owners today are faced with news of data breach after data breach affecting well-known companies in various sectors. In many of these reports, small niche service organizations are…
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November 11, 2019 0

Could Security Tokens Be Bigger than Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is the world’s most recognizable encrypted, digital cryptocurrency coin; however, Bitcoin is just one of over 4,000 different types.  The top five largest, by market cap, are: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Cardano (ADA). Combined, these five are currently worth $250 Billion USD. Bitcoin makes up over half of…
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September 30, 2019 0

Servers at End of Life – An Opportunity for Growth

Microsoft has announced that their Windows Server 2008 End of Life (EOL) is set for early next year (2020) and their Windows Server 2012 is slated for EOL in 2023. End of Life, for Microsoft, means that they will no longer provide any support or updates for these products, putting them at inevitable risk for…
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September 16, 2019 0

The Small Bank Advantage: Stay on Your Tech Toes

Step-Drag, Pivot, Jab, Duck, Pivot, Block… In a boxing match, the boxers constantly move about in offensive and defensive maneuvers. Within these ever-changing movements, one thing remains the same: they stay “on their toes”. Boxers keep weight off the heels of their feet for heightened balance, fluidity, agility, and responsiveness. In the same way, community…
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August 19, 2019 0

The Human Aspect of Ransomware

You may have read or heard about cities in Florida and Baltimore being hit with ransomware that essentially stopped them from providing services. Ransomware, a form of malware, is a plague to businesses worldwide. It locks your data away in a secured (Encrypted) format that denies you any way to access or use it. Ransomware can…
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July 9, 2019 0

Information Security

In today’s digital world, we see a great deal of news focused on cybersecurity, malware, phishing, viruses, and other topics related to online attacks.  There have been many publicized data breaches in the news over the last few years impacting large companies, including: Target, Sony, Equifax, JP Morgan.  You may be thinking, am I safe…
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April 29, 2019 0

Front Office vs. Back Office

The terms front office and back office stem from the distinction – customer facing and support.  The front office is typically everything that is customer facing and generating revenue – the revenue or profit centers.  The back office is generally everything that is not customer facing, a cost center or an area of the bank…
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March 1, 2019 0

FIDO: Security without Passwords

First, a test question:  What is the word FIDO generally thought to be? Name of a family dog Name of a zombie movie An acronym standing for Fast Identity Online All of the above You have 30-seconds and there is no prize for a correct answer.  OK, times up and “d” is the correct answer;…
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January 21, 2019 0