Tagged: Independent Banker

Roundabout Targeting

Consumer devices are the most vulnerable point for bank cyberattacks By Maria Korolov Cybercriminals who attack banks are more likely to focus on their online customers, according to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations...

Escalating Defenses

New Jersey’s Provident Bank expands staff training and email encryption to enhance information security After the epidemic of high-profile nonbank data breaches last year, New Jersey’s Provident Bank took another look at its own...

Malware For Lease

A new botnet is helping cybercriminals phish for community bank customers Computer hackers typically cast their phishing nets expecting to hook megabank customers. After all, the overwhelming odds are that the most computers infected...

Lessons from the Sony Breach

By now you know that hackers calling themselves “Guardians of Peace” went through Sony Pictures Entertainment like a hot knife through butter. They collected everything—high-quality copies of unreleased films, employee passwords, emails, salary numbers,...

Positioned for Transition

A readiness checklist for meeting the upcoming Windows Server 2003 replacement deadline Microsoft Corp. will end technical security support for its popular Windows Server 2003 operating system in July—and community banks should start making...

Bolted Down Tight

Five steps for sustaining rigorous network security against constant cyberattacks Hackers are using sophisticated, automated tools to cast a wider net than ever before. Even small and medium-size community banks need to continually review...

New Cyberattacks Aim for ATM Management Systems

It’s called ATM cash-out fraud, and it’s a new data security threat where physical attacks and cyberattacks converge. Earlier this year, federal regulators warned financial institutions against criminal attacks on their ATM systems. But...