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Safe Systems Alerts Financial Institutions of Major Phishing Scam

1/31/23 - This breach appears to be targeting banks and credit unions with the primary goal to falsely convince the institution to approve wire transactions.

Safe Systems Recognized on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List

3/17/22 - With many customers still recovering from the impact of the ongoing pandemic, MSPs have become a vital part of the success of businesses worldwide.

Safe Systems Named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s List of Georgia’s 20 Largest Fintech Companies

3/10/22 - Atlanta Business Chronicle’s listing highlights the leading organizations supporting the technology needs of the financial services industry through their products and services.

Terry Ammons Interviews Safe Systems CTO, Brendan McGowan, on the GroundBanking Podcast

2/2/22 - Terry Ammons, partner at Wipfli, talks with Brendan McGowan, CTO of Safe Systems, about how technology investments have transformed dramatically in the past few years, shifting from a “necessary evil” to a strategic IT and corporate decision.

Safe Systems’ Vice President of Compliance Services Inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield

11/10/21 - The Order of the Sword and Shield is the first and only academic and professional honor society dedicated exclusively to homeland security, intelligence, emergency management, cyber and information security, and all protective security disciplines.

Safe Systems Introduces New Security Solution for Financial Institutions

9/15/21 - Digital security will continue to be a growing concern for modern financial institutions. According to a recent KPMG report, 92% of companies have their cloud service credentials for sale on the dark web.

Safe Systems Announces Information Security Program Service for Financial Institutions

7/6/21 - Cybersecurity and preparedness will continue to be at the forefront of business leaders’ minds over the next three years, a recent KPMG report found. According to the 2021 CEO Outlook Pulse Survey, cyber security risk emerged as the number one risk, rising from fifth place in August 2020.

Safe Systems CTO, Brendan McGowan, Featured in 2021 "Bankers As Buyers" Report

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.

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper on Cybersecurity Challenges for Financial Institutions in 2021

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.

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Navigating the Coronavirus Pandemic: Best Practices for Pandemic Planning and Key Lessons Learned”

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...

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “5 Case Studies – Exploring Common Challenges Faced by The Information Security Officer”

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...

Safe Systems White Paper is Featured in Credit Union Times (Free to Subscribers)

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.

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Top 10 Banking Security and Compliance Concerns for Community Banks and Credit Unions”

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...

Safe Systems Announces New Cyber Risk Reporting Tool for Community Banks, Credit Unions

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...

Safe Systems CTO, Brendan McGowan, is featured in Illinois Banker Magazine

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.

Safe Systems Recognized by CRN for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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...

Safe Systems Named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s List of Georgia’s 20 Largest Fintech Companies

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...

Tech Time: Top IT Management Worries CEOs Must Address In 2020

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...

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Moving Beyond the ACET – Next Steps All Credit Unions Should Take to Improve Cybersecurity Posture”

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.

Tandem Bank Selected Safe Systems’ Network Consulting Service for New Bank Opening

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.

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Top 3 IT Management Worries for CEOs in Banking”

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...

Safe Systems Receives Insperity’s Community Heroes Award

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.

Safe Systems Announces New Disaster Recovery Solution for Community Banks, Credit Unions

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.

Safe Systems Announces New Virtual ISO Solution for Community Banks, Credit Unions

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...

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Role of the ISO: Regulatory Expectations and Requirements of a Financial Institution’s Information Security Officer”

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.

Safe Systems Issues New White Paper: “Top IT Areas Where CEOs of Financial Institutions Should Focus: Important Questions and Answers”

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...

Safe Systems’ Vice President of Compliance Services Receives DRI International’s Master Business Continuity Professional Certification

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...

Safe Systems’ CTO, Brendan McGowan, Featured in Independent Banker article: “How to Make the Most of Your Bank’s Tech-buying Budget”

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.”

Safe Systems Selected as a Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) FinTech ADVANCE Award Winner

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...

Safe Systems Recognized by CRN for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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...

Safe Systems Releases New White Paper: “2019 IT Outlook for Community Banking”

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.

Safe Systems Named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s List of Georgia’s 25 Largest Fintech Companies

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...

Safe Systems Releases “More Kids on Banking” Video, Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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...