Articles For Tag "cybersecurity"

  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Let's talk about social media safety.

    posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    This week kicks off Cybersecurity Awareness Month, recognizing the importance of how much our daily lives depend on the internet and the security of data. Look for us to pass along some information to keep your business, staff, accountholders, family and friends safe from fraudsters.

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 2: dangers of social media scams

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Every student heading back to school has a smartphone in their pocket, using it to communicate, socialize and kick back and relax. However, an increasing number of scammers are out there right now targeting unsuspecting students. This is the second part of our two-part blog series highlighting scams targeting college students.

  • Synthetic identity fraud is the fastest growing financial crime in the United States

    posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Where money is in motion, there are those looking to steal it. While fraud isn't new, the perpetrators' techniques are constantly evolving to take advantage of the current environment. Today's fastest growing crime, synthetic identity fraud, can be the hardest type of fraud to detect.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Don't let fear open the door to fraud

    posted by Mike Burke on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Fraudsters take advantage of people when they are most vulnerable. Sensing fearfulness during the COVID-19 crisis, it's no surprise fraudsters are out in full force. We need to be more diligent than ever; communication and awareness are key.

  • 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.

  • Implement a people-centric cybersecurity approach

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    When fighting fraudsters, focus your efforts on people, not places. Cybercriminals target people to click, reply or engage to carry out an attack. A first step in keeping your institution secure is to implement a standard for strong passwords.

  • 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 engineering is used to commit fraud

    posted 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.