• We are all part of IoT, the Internet of Things, but what exactly does that mean?

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    Have you ever thought you may need to protect yourself from your thermostat or medical devices? What? That's crazy, right? Nope. And don't wait until you're a victim of a cybersecurity breach to keep all your devices safe with updates and strong passwords, just like you do for your computer or cell phone.

  • Why should you fear the big, bad dark web? Because it's a cybercrime playground.

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    We've all heard the term dark web, but what is it that hides behind that shroud of mystery? Why's it synonymous with cybercrime and money laundering? Let's take a quick look at the dark web and why you should avoid it.

  • Make cybersecurity a priority to safely navigate social media

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    Every social media account you sign up for means you are sharing information with the world — and hackers who want to gain access to your social accounts. Keep your institution and accountholders safe by following some simple cybersecurity rules.

  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Let's talk about risk.

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

    There is one risk in banking that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves and has the potential to cripple your organization: cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is the focus of all SHAZAM blogs in October, so stay tuned for information to help keep your institution and accountholders safe!

  • Beware of package pending spam text messages. Scammers are sneakier than ever!

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    Fraudsters are at it again with a new “package pending” text message scam that aims to steal your identity, empty your bank account or install malware on your phone. The text claims a package is waiting for you to pick up and offers a link to click for more information. Warn your cardholders not to fall for it. Let us tell you why.

  • 2-part series: If you pay, they will continue to prey. Part 2

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Currently, there are a few popular scams targeting and bilking the elderly out of significant amounts of money. This is a two-part series on elder fraud. Part 2 today highlights timeshare resale fraud. Last week, Part 1 addressed the old and reincarnated Publishers Clearing House scam. Feel free to repurpose this information to help keep your accountholders safe. If you haven't already, subscribe to our blog for timely and insightful articles of interest.

  • 2-part series: If you pay, they will continue to prey. Part 1

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Currently, there are a few popular scams targeting and bilking the elderly out of significant amounts of money. This is a two-part series on elder fraud. Part 1 today addresses the old and reincarnated Publishers Clearing House scam, and next week Part 2 will speak to timeshare fraud. Feel free to repurpose this information to help keep your accountholders safe. Stay tuned!

  • Be alert this Labor Day weekend

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    It's a holiday weekend. People may be out and about more than usual, even with the pandemic slowing us all down. This means increased ATM activity. The bad guys are sure to be out and about, too, looking for ways to steal from you and your accountholders. Let me share some things to be aware of, and some ideas to help your team on the front lines.

  • The value of membership at SHAZAM

    posted by Paul Waltz on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    We've all been told membership has its advantages, and at SHAZAM it really does. As the nation's only independent, member-owned and controlled financial services provider, that makes us different. Let me tell you how and then you'll understand why your financial institution should consider membership at SHAZAM.

  • Enhance your personal and professional development with our top book picks

    posted by Jackie Rolow, SPHR on Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Looking for something positive to read while you relax in your comfy chair or outside on the deck enjoying the fresh air? Don't let the pandemic get you down; spend that time enhancing your personal and professional development. We're sharing some of our favorite books. We hope you enjoy — and grow from — our list.