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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

Suspicious Packages

Within the last decade, there has been an uptick of incidents where police are called to evaluate a “suspicious package”. Inevitably, the bomb squad is called in and at times the item is destroyed or blown up in a controlled manner to neutralize the threat. No chances are taken and safety is not compromised on…
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November 20, 2018 0

New IDS On-Time Processing Center Opening

Automated Systems, Inc.  and Insite Data Services are pleased to announce the opening of the new IDS On-Time Bank Services processing office within the ASI headquarters facility and the hiring of new staff to accommodate demand.  This newly constructed space provides greater capacity to support the growing demand from community banks for full service solutions.…
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July 6, 2017 0

Securing Your Password

When it comes to passwords, most people don’t realize that hackers have many different methods they use to crack your codes. According to McAfee.com, there are 5 different ways that hackers can acquire your information including: Dictionary attacks Cracking security questions Simple passwords Reuse of password across multiple sites Social engineering This blog post reflects on simple…
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April 27, 2017 0