3/8/21 – William Mills Agency, the largest, independent public relations and marketing firm specializing in the financial industry, releases its 18th annual Bankers as Buyers Report which looks at the evolving relationship between financial institutions, financial technology providers, and fintechs.
2/9/21 – Financial institutions face an ever-expanding volume of threats that challenge their firewall security and overall software health. With a 600% increase in phishing attempts since February 2020, malicious actors are getting craftier, using different schemes to conceal malware, phishing emails and other threats.
12/1/20 – this article (pg. 40), Tom highlights the key responsibilities of the information security officer during a pandemic and explains how an ISO must ultimately show auditors and examiners exactly how the institution maintained compliance with its policies and procedures even as actual practices changed to adapt to the pandemic.
11/3/20 – Banks and credit unions are having to make a variety of difficult decisions and modifications to cope with the impact of COVID-19…
8/26/20 – The role of the information security officer (ISO) has evolved into one of the more challenging positions within an institution, with more than 35 individual tasks and corresponding reports that require attention on a regular basis…
7/8/20 – A recent CU Tech Hub article presents key findings from Safe Systems’ white paper, “Top 10 Banking Security and Compliance Concerns for Community Banks and Credit Unions”, including how cybersecurity, ransomware, and information security have been keeping credit union leaders up at night and a number of ways they can protect themselves against cyber threats.
6/30/20 – To gain new insight into the needs of banks and credit unions today, Safe Systems conducted a sentiment survey to ask community financial institutions about their top concerns as it relates to technology, compliance and security…
6/10/20 – Many community financial institutions struggle to efficiently identify threats and assess risks due to limited visibility into their networks and lack of quality cyber risk reports. NetInsight runs independently of existing network and security tools to…
5/4/20 – In the absence of in-person events, the William Mills Agency has published an online directory of virtual summits, webinars, and online courses for the fintech community. Safe Systems offers three recorded webinars to help community banks and credit unions keep their IT operations running effectively and efficiently.
3/31/20 – In this special issue of Illinois Bankers Magazine highlighting new challenges and solutions for 2020, Brendan McGowan defines 4 key areas all banking CEOs should consider when defining their security layers.
3/30/20 – The annual listing identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements and a higher rate of return for their customers…
2/25/20 – Atlanta Business Chronicle’s listing highlights the leading organizations supporting the technology needs of the financial services industry through their products and services…
1/22/20 – Due to a rapidly changing technology, security and compliance landscape, it is critical for top leadership to address a host of IT management issues…
1/16/20 – As cybersecurity attacks continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, credit unions need to be both proactive and vigilant in their approach to managing threats effectively and compliantly. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) developed the Automated Cybersecurity Examination Tool (ACET) to help credit unions assess their cybersecurity readiness.
11/14/19 – The focus of Tandem Bank, the first de novo bank to open in the state of Georgia since 2008, is to leverage technology to help individuals and businesses with their banking needs while providing the style of personalized service expected from a local bank.
10/29/19 – For community banks and credit unions today, the role of the chief executive officer (CEO) has expanded well beyond the traditional duties of running the bank and overseeing operations. Due to a rapidly changing technology landscape…
9/24/19 – Insperity’s Community Heroes Award recognizes for-profit and non-profit companies that make a positive impact on the communities where their employees live and work.
9/19/19 – In today’s regulatory environment, community banks and credit unions are required to have a fully redundant and tested environment to ensure the institution can quickly recover if a disaster occurs.
8/1/19 – Many community financial institutions struggle to manage the growing number of ISO responsibilities due to limited resources, overlapping duties, time constraints and inadequate expertise often resulting in suboptimal exam/audit results. With ISOversight…
7/24/19 – In today’s banking environment, information security officers (ISOs) must manage a growing set of challenges including new and emerging cyberattacks; evaluating third-party vendors; protecting sensitive customer data; and navigating regulatory requirements.
7/9/19 — As technology continues to evolve and cyber threats increase in volume and sophistication, community banks and credit union chief executive officers (CEOs) must focus on a number of IT areas to ensure their institutions are compliant and secure…
6/4/19 — The MBCP is DRI International’s highest level of certification and is reserved for individuals with significant, demonstrated knowledge and skill in the business continuity/disaster recovery industry. The certification is tailored to individuals with at least five years…
5/1/19 — Brendan McGowan, chief technology officer for Safe Systems, Inc., says he is seeing community banks “more wisely invest in technologies that allow them to focus on their core business, instead of allocating valuable personnel to manage the burdens that slow them down.”
4/24/19 — The TAG FinTech ADVANCE program recognizes innovative U.S. FinTech companies with ties to Georgia. Unlike start-ups, ADVANCE companies have established customer bases, generate revenues and can demonstrate sustained growth while making a tangible contribution…
2/27/19 — Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate complex technologies while staying within their budgets and keeping focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list identifies the most groundbreaking…
2/4/19 — The data reinforces that community financial institutions continue to recognize the importance of using technology in the current banking environment and remain committed to investing in new technologies and services as needs evolve.
1/9/19 — Atlanta Business Chronicle’s listing highlights the leading organizations supporting the technology needs of the financial services industry and payment processing through their products and services. The listing is ranked by number of Atlanta area employees…
12/3/18 — The first “Kids on Banking” received a great response from the banking community with more than 100,000 views and 6,000 interactions across the company’s social media channels. Following up on its success of the first video, Safe Systems has released “More Kids on…
11/14/18 — For many financial institutions, moving IT infrastructure and data to cloud-based systems is a challenging task, especially when it’s unclear where to start. With Managed Cloud Services, Safe Systems works with banks and credit unions to determine the best cloud strategy…
11/1/18 — With thousands of threats created every day, it is challenging for community banks and credit unions to keep up with the latest cyber threats and understand the potential impact on the institution. Managed Perimeter Defense deploys powerful machine learning algorithms…
10/15/18 — The firewall is still one of the most basic cyber deterrents available to financial institutions, but in today’s threat landscape, a misconfigured or out-of-date firewall can leave an organization’s network vulnerable to attack. Safe Systems’ white paper examines…
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