Articles For Tag "security"

  • Weakest link to strongest link: password to passphrase

    posted by Sam Woods on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Data breaches stemming from weak passwords continue to rise. SHAZAM's cybersecurity consultant recommends using a passphrase instead of a password to increase your online security. Let us help you better understand how it works.

  • 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.

  • Crime doesn't take a holiday. Don't let it ruin yours. Secure your data.

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    While travel to new places may have slowed due to the pandemic, crime's never on a holiday. To protect yourself while traveling on vacation or enjoying a staycation, take a few simple but effective precautions.

  • Local security considerations during the global pandemic

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Mike Burke, SHAZAM's crisis management and robbery consultant, offers considerations as you weigh the risks and benefits of reopening your business. The good news is most are likely already in your safety and security protocols.

  • ATM cash replenishment should NOT be routine

    posted by Mike Burke on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Robbery is a crime of opportunity. With most financial institution branches closed to walk-in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity for crime has greatly diminished. However, this has not stopped robberies from taking place, and the new focus is on ATM replenishment.

  • Promote security awareness to keep company data safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, with remote work a necessity, there's a good chance employees are using their company computer or smartphone to buy groceries and other goods online. These actions could put your institution at risk.

  • Train employees to keep company data safe

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    During the holiday season, there's a chance employees may do some online shopping at the office. Train employees to be alert and watch for scams that can compromise security.

  • Business Email Compromise is major threat to companies

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center 2018 Report listed losses of $1.2 billion due to business email compromise — also known as CEO impersonation. Follow these tips to help prevent fraud at your institution.

  • 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.

  • 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.