“On Dasher, On Dancer, On Mastercard, and Visa,” should be the mantra for this year’s Holiday shopping season. Forecasts total U.S. holiday retail sales will reach $1.008 trillion this year! Digital sales will represent 13.4% at $135.35 billion and, naturally, Rudolf will lead this digital spending with his red nose. Cyber criminals would love to have a beacon like Rudolf, showing them holiday treats such as your personal and credit card..Continue Reading >>
Coming Soon to a Financial Institution Near You
Anyone in financial services is familiar with the importance of keeping data and information secure. In fact, there are entire regulatory departments to ensure all banks, wealth managers, trust companies – basically anyone who handles financial data – comply with strict guidelines. And as consumers of such services, we all are familiar with the privacy notices that show up in our mailbox. And..Continue Reading >>
Many of you might remember a time when credit card and ATM receipts were processed with a “knuckle buster” machine that produced a carbon copy by-product of your receipt. These carbon copies usually found their way into the trash and were easily accessed by thieves seeking to steal your identity. (For those born after 1990, you can take a quick educational detour here.)
The by-product of these machines became such a common security concern..Continue Reading >>
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