Security

Servers at End of Life – An Opportunity for Growth

Microsoft has announced that their Windows Server 2008 End of Life (EOL) is set for early next year (2020) and their Windows Server 2012 is slated for EOL in 2023. End of Life, for Microsoft, means that they will no longer provide any support or updates for these products, putting them at inevitable risk for [...]

The Small Bank Advantage: Staying on Your Tech Toes

Step-Drag, Pivot, Jab, Duck, Pivot, Block… In a boxing match, the boxers constantly move about in offensive and defensive maneuvers. Within these ever-changing movements, one thing remains the same: they stay “on their toes”. Boxers keep weight off the heels of their feet for heightened balance, fluidity, agility, and responsiveness. In the same way, community [...]

FIDO: Security without Passwords

First, a test question:  What is the word FIDO generally thought to be? Name of a family dog Name of a zombie movie An acronym standing for Fast Identity Online All of the above You have 30-seconds and there is no prize for a correct answer.  OK, times up and “d” is the correct answer; [...]

What you need to know about Cryptocurrency: Part 7

Part Seven – Segwit2 and the Hard Fork (User Activated Hard Fork or UAHF) What follows next is a flow chart predicting possible outcomes of the much predicted User Activated Hard Fork.  There is a lot in the chart we have not touched upon in this series.  I have provided it so that you can […]

What you need to know about Cryptocurrency: Part 6

Part Six – Cryptocurrency as a Disruptive Technology        The business meaning of “disrupt” is “to change the traditional way that an industry operates, especially in a new and effective way: “Dell Inc. disrupted the traditional way of selling computers by switching to the internet.” Taken from: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/disrupt        These articles do more than discuss banking system disruption.  They also provide a window into the underlying animus of […]

What you need to know about Cryptocurrency: Part 5

The yeoman’s work in preparation for legislation and regulation of cryptocurrency has begun.  One might say the we are at the beginning of the beginning of regulation of cryptocurrency.         De Facto Federal Legislation of Cryptocurrency is Nigh By Wendy McElroy July 11, 2017  The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is holding its 126th Annual Meeting in […]

Securing Your Password: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

When it comes to passwords, most people don’t realize that hackers have many different methods they use to crack your codes. According to McAfee.com, there are 5 different ways that hackers can acquire your information including: Dictionary attacks Cracking security questions Simple passwords Reuse of password across multiple sites Social engineering This blog post reflects on simple [...]

Customer Security Awareness – Protecting Your Customers and Bank in the Digital Age

Internet security is not just about protecting your business, but also sharing a commitment of utilizing “best practices” with those you work with and your customers to help mitigate and eliminate the viral component of most online threats. Throughout this you will read many tips and suggestions about security. While nothing can ever provide 100% […]

Automated Systems, Inc. Announces a Multifactor Authentication Option for Online Products

Lincoln, Nebraska – June 05, 2006 Automated Systems, Inc. (ASI), a leader in providing core banking software and advanced imaging solutions to community banks, announced today the release of MultiKey, a multifactor authentication technology designed to work with the Insite Internet Banking™ and Insite Cash Management™ products. The MultiKey feature provides bank management with an […]