Articles - 2019

  • Get involved in your community's preparedness

    posted by Amanda Holmgaard on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Hurricanes, flash floods, wildfires, tornadoes. From coast to coast disasters vary, but in the aftermath the needs are the same: Food, shelter and money. Take time to review your business continuity plan during September's National Preparedness Month.

  • Don't let email jeopardize your security

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    Email is a fast and easy way to distribute information, both to legitimate recipients and fraudulent ones. The next time you log on, take these steps to protect you and your business from fraud.

  • Social media 101

    posted by Cindy Smith on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    It's back to school time! Which means it's also the perfect time of year to learn something — like using social media — but first, a pop quiz! What's the goal of advertising? 1. ABC – Always be closing 2. Convert potential consumers to consumers 3. Create awareness

  • Protect cardholder information with mobile banking

    posted by Liz Little on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    A great way to protect your cardholders is to offer a mobile banking tool that can detect fraud in real time through a smartphone — in other words, a fraud-fighting app.

  • Prevent fraud this back-to-school season

    posted by Liz Little on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Getting ready to go back to school means more purchases. It could also mean a new environment and limited access to private Wi-Fi. Students can be an easy target for cybercriminals. Share these tips with your accountholders to protect their family members from fraud.

  • On National Intern Day evaluate your internship program

    posted by David Collison on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Internships give your organization the ability to assess the hard and soft skills of a potential full-time employee. Take advantage of this opportunity and consider implementing an internship program today — it's critical to the future success of your organization.

  • 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.

  • Secure your data when traveling

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    We're into the lazy days of summer and it's easy to forget best practices when traveling and shopping online. Here are some tips to protect yourself from fraud.

  • Crisis preparedness is more than a written plan

    posted by Patrick Dix on Friday, June 21, 2019

    Situations happen daily that impact the operation and reputation of your financial institution. Take time now to prepare and practice your crisis plan — before disaster occurs.

  • Use social media to connect with your community

    posted by Patrick Dix on Thursday, June 20, 2019

    How can a community financial institution make an impact on current and potential customers? Take a few minutes to consider this strategy.