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Financial Information on the Dark Web

Financial Information

Financial crimes that take place over the Internet are often hidden within the deep recesses of the dark web. Here’s what you need to know about the dark web and how to protect your financial institution against fraud by monitoring the dark web for key information. What Is the Deep & Dark Web? First,... (more...)

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How to Reduce the Cost of Check Fraud

Check Fraud

According to a 2015 study published by Lexis Nexis, every $100 of fraud costs the merchant $223. This staggering statistic makes it clear that fraud prevention should be at the top of every financial institution’s priority list. However, the same study reports that fraud itself has increased – in... (more...)

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Cyber Threat Intelligence 101 (And How It Can Affect Your Bank)

At its most basic level, cyber threat intelligence is knowledge based on evidence obtained by human or computer analysis that is used to advise entities on current or potential threats to the entity. Entities — which are often banks, financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, large organizations... (more...)

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How Check Fraud Can Harm Your Bank

Both consumers and financial institutions should be concerned about check fraud. Banks should take proactive steps internally to prevent check fraud before it happens or to stop check fraud in its tracks if it’s attempted. Here’s what you can do to protect your institution. Protecting Against Check... (more...)

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How to Protect Against Safe Deposit Box Fraud

Unfortunately, safe deposit box fraud still occurs in financial institutions across America. Some mishaps occur as a genuine mistake – such as a bank employee opening the wrong box for someone. However, some cases are intentional – such as when someone pretends to be someone else in order to get... (more...)

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What Are Hosted Software Solutions?

Traditionally, equipping a bank or any financial institution was a hefty financial endeavor. It often meant purchasing new computer equipment, upgrading current computer equipment, and spending a great amount of money on maintenance just to keep security systems up and running. Today’s hosted software... (more...)

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How Your Financial Institution Can Prevent Fraud

Bank fraud isn’t something only customers need to worry about. Financial institutions themselves need to be aware of the latest technology used by hackers and cyber criminals in order to find ways to stay abreast of that technology. Gone are the days of uneducated scammers getting lucky when breaking... (more...)

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Q6Cyber & SQN: Protecting Your Financial Institution from Cyber Threats

For banks and financial institutions that are becoming more technologically based than ever before, cyber security is of the utmost importance. However, as banks become more advanced, so do hackers. Keeping sensitive data safe requires a proactive approach. SQN has partnered with Q6Cyber to bring you... (more...)

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Practical Applications for Automatic Signature Verification

In today’s fast-paced and technologically advanced world, signature verification is crucial to ensuring the security of financial and legal documents. This is particularly true for the banking industry, however, any business that deals heavily in these types of documents can benefit from state-of-the-art... (more...)

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The 5 Biggest Threats to a Bank’s Cyber Security

Much of a bank or financial institution’s operations take place with the use of technology, including through the Internet. Without solid cyber security measures in place, your bank’s sensitive data could be at risk. Here are the five biggest threats to a bank’s cyber security. 1. Unencrypted Data This... (more...)

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