Blog Post List

Be sure that BYOD protocols are in place 

BYOD policies can add another layer of protection to your systems, enhance data security, and protect your own employees’ devices and information. Please be sure to remind employees that if they are using their personally-owned systems or devices for business purposes, they may be subject to the same controls that apply to your organization’s owned devices.

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Who may be lurking behind that email? 

Continue to remind employees and customers to be even more vigilant against fraudulent activity

There has been an increase in fraudulent schemes related to the current pandemic. Tack on underlying stress, and the ideal environment has been created for fraudsters, who are taking full advantage of potential vulnerabilities brought on by the rapid deployment of a remote workforce, including employees who may be less vigilant. Review the following with your employees to help prevent fraud

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Workforce Working Remotely? Cybersecurity Tips to Help Protect Your Organization 

Hackers are using the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as an opportunity to steal or ransom data by luring users into clicking on malicious links in emails or social media posts about the virus, or in communications appearing to be from the “home office” while employees are working from home. With the surge in remote work increasing the cyber risk to organizations, as strictly online communication makes it easier for cyber criminals to initiate social engineering schemes, here are some tips to help protect your organization:

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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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