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1205, 2020

Network Access Control Basics

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Information Security News|Tags: |

Network Access Control (NAC) can be a very confusing concept to understand if one tries to dig into the minutiae of how it works and every single thing it can do. Instead, to get an idea of how it can assist you in your security efforts, start by focusing on breaking down its name: Network.  Access.  Control. NETWORK.  It’s a bunch of jacks in the wall that have wires [...]

2904, 2020

Getting to Know Your Stimulus Check

By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: Information Security News|Tags: , |

From April 24th through June 26th, 2020, the Treasury Department is mailing paper Economic Impact Payment checks, and like moths to flame, this substantial influx of money is already attracting fraudsters.  Now is the perfect time for a frontline check fraud refresher course and to shore-up your check cashing procedures. While check fraud is nothing new, these stimulus payments are a great incentive for con artists to dust off [...]

2304, 2020

Deploying a Simple Open Source SIEM

By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Information Security News|Tags: , , |

Introduction There is a lot going on today in a modern network. The ability to visualize, search, and react to security events is critical. A SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) is typically used to meet these needs. There are a lot of SIEM solutions out there and it can be a very complex topic. However, there are some open-source solutions that can meet your needs. This blog will [...]

1103, 2020

Customer Security Awareness Training

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Information Security News|Tags: , |

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 [...]

503, 2020

Issues for Issuers that Issue

By |March 5th, 2020|Categories: Information Security News|Tags: , |

More and more institutions are now payment card issuers.  Ten years ago, in-house payment card production was almost always an outsourced function within community financial institutions (FIs), but that’s no longer the case.  As currently observed,  more than 40% of our FI clients have now implemented in-house card printing and/or embossing (personalization) solutions for various reasons.  The most prevalent of those reasons are competitive in nature; to provide customers [...]

1202, 2020

We Accept the Risk

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Information Security News|Tags: , , , , , |

Whether you find them in a risk assessment, we find them in an audit, regulators uncover them as part of an exam, or you hear something scary and familiar on the news, IT risks require ACTION.  There are generally four things you can do once a risk is identified within your environment: Avoid it. No one likes being told, “You can’t do that. It’s too dangerous.”  Risk avoidance is [...]

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