Blog Post List

Be aware of liability when serving alcohol at company-sponsored functions 

With the holiday season in full swing, many companies are hosting events with alcoholic beverages provided. Business owners and managers should recognize that there is a legal liability associated with providing alcohol at these types of events that is not entirely unlike the risks borne by your local tavern owner or caterer.

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Employee education, multi-factor authentication are important defenses against online crime 

A PIN bulletin issued by the FBI reports cyber criminals are attempting to use social engineering and other schemes to bypass the multi-factor authentication security protocols commonly used by banks and other businesses. As "multi-factor authentication continues to be a strong and effective security measure,” a most important step to fortify defenses is to educate employees about the pervasive problem of online crime.

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Importance of Written Agreements in Preventing Wire Transfer Fraud 

Wire fraud losses continue to grow at astounding rates. It’s imperative that your staff understand the importance of your bank’s written agreements and following instructions and procedures in place. Taking shortcuts may cause claims.

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Top 10 best practices to implement to avoid wire transfer fraud at your bank 

Wire Fraud involving bank customers is exploding! Insurance carriers expect banks to exercise a minimum level of due care to prevent any crime, including wire fraud crime. Front line personnel are in the best position to both spot and prevent wire fraud; therefore, it is critical that banks undertake these best practices.

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Prevent the ransomware epidemic from infecting your organization 

by Heather Wyson-Constantine, Vice President of Payments and Cybersecurity, American Bankers Association

By now, you’ve mostly likely heard the news: ransomware is here and it’s a problem. The impact can be devastating. Imagine not being able to access your email, customer information or vital records for days or even weeks. Victims not only face monetary losses associated with the ransom and loss of business during the downtime, but also the additional forensics costs, the loss of employee productivity and, most importantly, customer trust.

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Court rules in bank’s favor in an account takeover case. 

What does this mean to you?

In a relatively high profile court case, an appellate court ruled in favor of the defendant/bank rather than the plaintiff (the bank’s customer) in a dispute over an account takeover claim and reversed a lower court opinion, ruling that the bank may seek attorney’s fees from the plaintiff. In many respects, the decision handed down will be a significant influence on future court cases and also on security/verification procedures a bank mandates or places on accounts regarding account transfer requests.

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