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Looking Ahead to 2021: A Regulatory Compliance Update

Looking Ahead to 2021: A Regulatory Compliance Update

As we mentioned in our previous blog, the Pandemic dominated the regulatory landscape early in 2020, and cybersecurity dominated the last few months of the year. This double-whammy forced financial institutions to quickly make operational adjustments to their procedures and practices. In the previous post, we explored the Pandemic. In this post, we’ll summarize the […]

2020 in the Rearview: A Regulatory Compliance Update

2020 in the Rearview: A Regulatory Compliance Update

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the regulatory landscape early in 2020, with cybersecurity dominating the last couple of months. Here is a look back at important regulatory changes and trends in 2020 and a look ahead at what to anticipate for 2021. Characterizing Causes of Weakness When it became obvious that the pandemic would have a […]

Best Practices in Leveraging Firewalls and Encryption

The Importance of a Layered Approach to Financial Institution Security: Best Practices in Leveraging Firewalls and Encryption

Over the last decade, we have seen major advances in the world of online security, mainly with the development of firewalls and encrypted data options. Safe Systems hosted a live webinar earlier this month discussing how firewalls, encryption and other online security measures work; why a layered security approach is best in all situations; possible […]

Banking Bits and Bytes

What You Need to Know About Securing Exchange Online: Connecting to Exchange Online

Technical Level: Beginner/Intermediate Note: Previously, we discussed PowerShell basics. Later in this series, we’ll discuss security concerns. TL;DR: In order to properly secure Exchange Online, you need to know how to traverse and manipulate settings with PowerShell. In this guide we cover the installation of the EXOv2 module, using the module to connect to an […]

3 Top Security Threats Financial Institutions Must Defend Against

3 Top Security Threats Financial Institutions Must Defend Against

Security remains one of the primary areas of concern for community banks and credit unions, according to our recent sentiment survey and based on responses, the top three security threats that keep survey respondents up at night are cybersecurity, information security and ransomware. Here’s a synopsis of each of these security categories as well as […]

Bank of Wrightsville Enhances Security a Next-Gen Firewall Solution

Bank of Wrightsville Enhances Security a Next-Gen Firewall Solution

A firewall is a key defense measure to combat cyber threats and having the right firewall solution can provide financial institutions with top-rate protection to meet regulatory requirements as well as useful security tools to identify, analyze, and thwart malicious activity. But does your current firewall security meet these expectations and prepare your institution to […]

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