Security articles

Suspicious Activity Reports 101

How to train employees to pinpoint, monitor and report suspicious activity at your community bank. By Mary Thorson Wright Community bankers are no strangers to record keeping and reporting requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). This includes the requirement to monitor for and report suspicious activity. In the first quarter of 2018, depository institutions

Staying safe in the banking IoT

As more and more devices incorporate digital connectivity, community banks are faced with the promise and peril of having their customers conduct their banking through a much wider and often less-secure array of access points

Phishing: Don’t take the bait

Phishing has become a primary method for cybercriminals to plant malware and ply fraud on unsuspecting bank employees and customers. As their techniques become more sophisticated and their attack surface broader, community banks are finding themselves in the crosshairs. By Karen Epper Hoffman In studies and surveys and anecdotes, it is often pointed out that

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