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Robbery Prevention

November 7, 2017

There has been a significant increase in robberies of community banks in certain geographic locations. Some community banks are resorting to utilizing "controlled access" for customer entry into the bank. This article offers some suggestions on enhancing existing robbery policies and procedures. While you may not always be able to prevent a robbery, you can take steps to help make your bank less of a target and protect employees in the process, particularly when robbers are looking to use more aggressive tactics.

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The Rising Risk of Ransomware

February 14, 2017

Ransomware is the latest cyber extortion tool devised to threaten both businesses and individuals. Having affected financial institutions, hospitals and many other types of organizations, ransomware has been featured prominently in the news over the past few years. What is ransomware, and how can banks protect themselves against this formidable risk?

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Don’t Wait: Website Requirements Under the ADA

January 26, 2017

More and more companies, including banks like yours, are receiving demand letters from plaintiffs’ attorneys alleging noncompliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because people with visual or hearing disabilities aren’t able to access their websites.

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Security Alert: Wire Transfers and Phone Hijacking

September 28, 2016

While fall brings a slight chill in the air, cyber security initiatives are heating up! Throughout October, many businesses recognize National Cyber Security Awareness Month by enhancing their policies and procedures. To help banks in this process, we are zeroing in on a costly threat: wire transfer fraud. Recently, there's been a spike in wire fraud losses involving the hijacking of customers' phone lines. This article details how these real-world situations occurred and offers risk management tips.

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Cash Recyclers: What to Know Before You Go Green

August 2, 2016

Designed to automate the cash-handling process, cash recycling is a banking technology trend on the rise. Cash recycler machines (CRM) are beginning to make their way into commercial banks across the country.