Author Archives: Darla Liebl

The Real Cost of Cybercrime for Your Bank

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The hidden costs of a cyberattack are just that—hidden, below the surface, a ripple effect that can last for years to come. IT companies are quick to share stats about the average cost of a data breach (now at over $5 million) but what goes into those calculations? And is that just a loss of […]

5 Cybersecurity Misconceptions That Your Financial Institution Needs to Leave Behind

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Cybersecurity in banking is a constant barrage of new threats, changing regulations, and customer worries. And your financial institution is a prime threat. Your business goes right to the source: the customer’s money! To protect your customers and your business, your cybersecurity needs to be top-notch. But there may be some banking misconceptions that are […]

Multi-Factor Authentication: How Having a Layered Defense for Your Bank Can Help to Combat Cyber Threats

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As a leader and decision-maker at your bank, you know that technology is a double-edged sword. It helps you work effectively, learn more about your customers, and make better decisions. But the online world also has the potential to destroy a business you’ve worked so hard to build.  We live in a digital world—there’s no […]

Can Enhanced Due Diligence Help Your Bank Avoid Cybersecurity Risks?

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Just as you have to complete due diligence before you buy a home, due diligence for banking vendors can make or break a partnership. Not completing enhanced due diligence (EDD) is like buying a house sight unseen and without doing an inspection! You never know what you might find. It only takes one cyberattack to […]

Don’t Let Banking Fraud Stress You Out: Common Types of Banking Scams and How to Defend Against Them

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It feels like we live in a world of constant digital threats—one day you’ll read about a multi-million dollar loss from a global bank and hear the next about the billions of personal records that were leaked. As an employee or decision-maker at a bank, you may feel overwhelmed by the trust your customers have […]

Cloud Storage and Backup Security: What Helps Keep Banks Safe in the Cloud

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Customers trust banks with everything a hacker needs to steal an identity: birthdates, Social Security numbers, account numbers, and more. It’s no wonder then that banks must provide advanced security to protect this data. This includes cloud storage security and backup systems. In 2023 alone, the cost of cybercrime will reach $8 trillion. Since banks […]

Data Incident Response Guide: What to Do if Your Financial Institution Experiences a Data Incident

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Your cybersecurity nightmare has happened and your data is in the hands of criminals. Now what? You want to fix the problem as soon as you can, avoid expensive downtime, and protect your customers’ private data. How you respond to a data incident is critical. Your response time, communication practices, and remediation strategy will have […]

Top Cybersecurity Threats That Your Bank Faces in 2023 and How to Protect Against Them

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As a bank or financial institution, you hold the key to the most private information of your trusting clients and customers. That’s a tall order! They all hope that your digital security is at Fort Knox level, but we both know that having good cybersecurity is easier said than done. On March 17th, 2022, the […]

Windows 11 vs Windows 10: Should You Make the Switch?

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Windows 11 is here and while it may seem like an enticing upgrade, it is important to consider whether or not your business should make the switch. The new Windows operating system has many similarities to Windows 10 but there have also been some significant changes with this release that could impact your workflow. Here […]