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Your 2021 physical security assessment checklist

Your 2021 physical security assessment checklist

While social distancing measures may be eased in many areas, they’ve had a large effect on branch security over the past year. Here’s what to look for when doing a physical security assessment to account for the latest trends in customer—and criminal—behavior.

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Put your finger on biometrics compliance

Today’s community banks have a full suite of resources to keep their customers and their information secure, including biometric authentication. But in the past decade, states have been eyeing new laws to regulate the use of this growing cybersecurity technology. By Mary Thorson Wright The federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to protect the […]

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How to defend your bank from ransomware

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of ransomware’s low barrier of entry to compromise data and networks from banks, service providers and even customers. But experts say community banks can protect themselves with education, data management and security procedures. By Karen Epper Hoffman Cybercrime often mirrors crime in the physical world, and nowhere is this more apparent […]