Category: Security

Two-Step Verification (2SV)

A majority of sites and applications typically require the use of a username, as an identifier, and a password, as a primary authentication method. Depending on assessed risks and the sensitivity of data accessed through the login form, a more secure login posture may be required. A MultiKey authentication system provides the opportunity to configure…
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April 12, 2021 0

Three Steps to Reduce Your Attack Surface

As more and more malicious actors are roaming into the wild trying to gain access to any system they can, it is important that banks review and reduce their “attack surface.” An attack surface is simply, the number of possible ways a malicious actor can get into a device or network and extract data. This…
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November 9, 2020 0

Mobile Banking Security

There is little doubt that mobile apps have made the banking process more convenient for people. According to the FBI, United States financial providers estimate more than 75% of Americans used some form of mobile banking in 2019. And since the beginning of 2020, there has been a 50% surge in mobile banking. With this…
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August 17, 2020 0

Securing Your Bank’s Internet of Things

I recently heard about a number of stories circulating in regard to malicious actors using everyday devices you have installed and connected in your businesses and homes to hack you. This article provides some further expertise and knowledge on the subject matter. The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of almost anything electronic, nowadays. What determines…
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July 7, 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