Ben Hayden

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Ben Hayden

Risk Services Manager

Ben Hayden utilizes his expertise in cyber investigations, financial crimes and digital forensics to assist financial institutions in evaluating their cybersecurity vulnerabilities. He manages SHAZAM’s risk management services, helping member institutions mitigate their risks in information technology, cybersecurity, physical security and BSA / ACH compliance.


Posted By This Team Member

  • Emerging from the COVID-19 crisis, how to help keep account holders safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    As our economy reopens and we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, fraudsters are still out there attempting to victimize vulnerable people. Remind your cardholders not to let their guard down as things return to a more normal setting. The Federal Trade Commission offers information on how to avoid coronavirus scams.

  • Promote security awareness to keep company data safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, with remote work a necessity, there's a good chance employees are using their company computer or smartphone to buy groceries and other goods online. These actions could put your institution at risk.

  • Solid business practices best defense against cybersecurity challenges

    posted by Ben Hayden on Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Cyberattacks originating from unfriendly foreign nations are in the news, and they're certainly troubling. Your team members are on the front line of this battle. The good news is you're probably ready.

  • Best practices for keeping mobile data safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Smartphones and tablets are smaller and easier to misplace than a corporate laptop but can store just as much sensitive data. If your employees use a smartphone or other mobile device for work purposes, follow these guidelines to protect business information.

  • Five insiders who threaten your security

    posted by Ben Hayden on Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Unlike in the movies, security breaches aren't always conducted by sinister, shady characters hacking data from miles away. Sometimes the threat comes from within. Here are five people who could be jeopardizing your organization's security — from the inside.

  • Practice safe social media practices to protect yourself and your business

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    Did you know employee social media accounts may impact your financial institution's security? Share these tips to guide social media activity to help protect their personal information and that of your institution.

  • Staying safe on social media

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Social media brings people — including fraudsters — together on many platforms. Implement best practices to keep your social channels safe from attack and compromise.

  • Social engineering is used to commit fraud

    posted by Ben Hayden on Thursday, February 21, 2019

    With new technologies in place, the percent of data breaches impacting financial institutions has reduced significantly from 2015 to 2017. Awareness of social engineering techniques is absolutely necessary to protect financial institutions and their accountholders and reduce fraud even further.

  • Secure information with a current SSL certificate

    posted by Ben Hayden on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

    An up-to-date SSL certificate ensures that the data shared between organizations is from a trusted source. Make this a priority at your institution.

  • 5 steps to secure your data

    posted by Ben Hayden on Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Protect your data. Follow these best practices to limit access to your information systems.