SHAZAM Blog

  • Developing an interoperable faster payments system

    posted by Kevin Christensen on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Faster payments is a critical issue facing community financial institutions. Establishing the Federal Reserve as an operator is a critical step in assuring nondiscriminatory access, resulting in ubiquitous interoperability within the payments system.

  • PIN adds level of security in payment transactions

    posted by Terry Dooley on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    When authenticating transactions, choosing between one authentication method or another isn't a good strategy. A better approach is to leverage layered authentication, allowing the PIN to serve as the strongest option because the issuer is authenticating the consumer's identity.

  • A technology career may not require a 4-year degree

    posted by David Collison on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    Great paying jobs don't necessarily require a 4-year degree. There are many career opportunities in technology for individuals with the right education. And, there is great demand.

  • Secure your data when shopping this season

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    The holiday shopping season has arrived. Follow these tips to protect your data while shopping, both in your favorite stores and online.

  • Respond to Federal Reserve's request for comment on faster payments

    posted by Kevin Christensen on Monday, December 10, 2018

    The Federal Reserve is receiving comments on developing a payment system where Americans can safely and securely pay anyone, anywhere, at any time and with immediate funds availability. Your input is sought on this important topic.

  • How trademarks are different from other kinds of intellectual property

    posted by Lila A. T. Akrad on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Intellectual property is an omnibus term for a group of intangible personal property rights. While primarily referring to patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, the term “intellectual property” includes other rights, such as trade dress, mask works, unfair competition and publicity rights. Intellectual property may be utilized in many ways. Learn more about trademarks, one form of intellectual property.

  • Moving toward faster payments

    posted by Kevin Christensen on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    The U.S. Faster Payments Council will work with stakeholders to meet the evolving end-user needs by advancing the faster payments ecosystem.

  • 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.

  • Use technology to be a problem solver

    posted by David Collison on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Most often it takes less effort to clarify and resolve an issue in real time than it does if you let it fester and then take action on only half the information.

  • 5 best practices for fighting fraud

    posted by Liz Little on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    I've spent many years focused on the fraud fight, and I'm offering these best practices to help you protect your cardholders and your institution. We're in this together.