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Customer Security Awareness Training

2020-03-12T20:29:23+00:00

It’s not only a moral obligation for an institution to advise its account holders on protection of their identity and assets; it is absolutely recommended by myriad experts, sources, and FFIEC guidelines which state that financial institutions should have a policy within the Information Security Program to govern “Customer Awareness” (FFIEC Information Security Booklet, II.C.16).  Financial institutions should comply with that policy, providing some type of ongoing training to their customers, members, and consumers. This training may be provided any number of ways: pamphlets, statement stuffers, and so on.  More frequently, training is being delivered electronically as content on institutions’ [...]

Customer Security Awareness Training2020-03-12T20:29:23+00:00

SPF. DMARC. DKIM. Oh My!

2019-11-19T23:28:24+00:00

We spend a lot of time making sure we have policies in place to protect our institution from reputational risks associated with technology, and even more time is spent on training, auditing, and compliance to manage those risks. But rarely do we consider what goes on outside of the physical or virtual perimeter of our networks. Consider this: what would you say if I told you that there is a 79.7% likelihood that a third party is either actively sending email as if it came from your domain without your knowledge, or has in the past? Don’t get all bristly; [...]

SPF. DMARC. DKIM. Oh My!2019-11-19T23:28:24+00:00

Securing IoT

2019-07-18T15:18:45+00:00

A tongue-in-cheek, but realistic scenario for IoT compromise Your customers are complaining.  And they make a valid point that your Internet banking application is unavailable inside your very own bank branch walls, because you don’t offer free Wi-Fi in your 150-year-old stone building with no cell signal.  Well shucks, that makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? Now the employees are complaining that they can’t listen to Pandora while churning out millions of dollars in mortgage documentation all day long.  That seems fair, after all employee happiness and retention – especially a concern for younger generations – should be at [...]

Securing IoT2019-07-18T15:18:45+00:00

Why Do I Need a Tarp?

2019-07-18T14:14:56+00:00

Full disclosure, I was a Firefighter. And we love water. A few years after getting my Firefighter 1 certification I found myself on a quarter section of blackened earth, with a shovel and a six-foot wall of fire extending a few hundred yards in either direction moving away from me at a rather quick pace thanks to those hot summer Kansas winds. A pond, a loafing shed, and a pump house lay beyond. As we tried to improve the chances of survival for the shed and the pump house, there were two things running through my mind as we tried [...]

Why Do I Need a Tarp?2019-07-18T14:14:56+00:00
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