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.

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  • 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.

  • Protecting yourself from phishing, smishing and vishing

    posted by Ben Hayden on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Implement these tips at your workplace and home to protect your institution and yourself from phishing, smishing and vishing.

  • It starts with a strong passphrase

    posted by Ben Hayden on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    In data security, the weakest link is often the user. Use a passphrase instead of a password to increase your security. Add a token to slow down the bad guys even more.