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Top 3 Security Threats for Banks And How to Address Them
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Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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7/22/2014 | 9:19:44 AM
Re: Users are security's worst enemy
Oh, and #3? Having an employee sign a BYOD agreement does little to protect the bank. Users never read the usage agreements they sign and if data is compromised it is still the banks responsibility to clean up the mess, not the employee.
Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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7/22/2014 | 9:18:03 AM
Users are security's worst enemy
Users (both internal and external) are a bank's worst enemy when it comes to cyber-defenses. Users hate passwords, despise complex passwords and are always losing their BYO devices. Finding a way to make it all work is a challenge and it will be a battle between "ease of use" and "security" that will go on for years.
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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7/21/2014 | 12:37:47 PM
Re: Security
True, this is becomign increasingly important as BYOD becomes more common.
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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7/21/2014 | 12:36:51 PM
Re: Security
I agree, these are all good ideas that banks should keep in mind. Enforcing basic security measures doesn't have to be complicated - as shown in point #1, even something as simple as changing password letters to symbols can make a difference. 
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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7/18/2014 | 10:57:25 AM
Security
Good points. Point #2 seems especially improtant, a good BYOD policy should include extensive training.


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