Research: Privacy, Security Problems Alarming But Fixable
According to one study, some 84% of network attacks could have been thwarted if after checking the user ID and password, the organization had simply authenticated the identity of the invasive computer with commercially available software.
Weep or celebrate, but banking technology is in fine shape
By Art Gillis
Just two days after I posted last week's blog here, Mitch Betts, Executive Editor at Computerworld, performed a cerebral correlation and concluded that another article sounded familiar. In her recent story, a CW reporter called banking IT "boring." I had called it "dull." Did someone commit plagiarism? Did we collaborate? I couldn't even tell you the reporter's name. And unlike reporters covering Iraq where there is one main event, technology has at least thousands of events
The New Integration
Banks must adapt rigid core banking systems to meet changing customer expectations and federal regulations in an increasingly global marketplace.
To secure customer data, banks must employ appropriate policies and procedures, and educate employees and customers -- as well as implement technology solutions. Keeping security from becoming too onerous, however, can be a challenge.
ID Scams Require Taking Hammer To Used Hard Drives
What's the safest way to protect data on old hard drives? Pound. Pound. Pound. Pound them into little pieces. That's the advice of one security analyst who says data crooks are buying recycled hard drives and mining them for data.
Security and compliance are top of mind for today's CIOs, if not always front and center.
Study shows tech workers feel obligated to be on call 24/7.
The Tough Get Going
It's good to feel needed, and in banking these days perhaps no one is more valued than a capable technology executive.
$28 Million For An Old IdeaPart 1
Gartner says hot technologies include social network analysis, collective intelligence, location-aware applications, and event-driven architectures.
The first mistake in searching for a new core system - Finding the best system
By Art Gillis
Trying to find the best system is indeed a mistake. Best system according to whom? Is the best system for Citibank the best system for a de novo? Is the best system in California the best system in Maine? Don't be too quick to answer that one. The answer may be yes. Is the system with the largest number of users the best system? Every bank deserves the best fit, not the best system. And the process begins with what I call, "Know thyself."
There are 71 marketable core solu
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