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BankNews Honors Four Companies With Innovative Solutions Award

November 1 – BankNews magazine has recognized four vendors in the banking industry for their noteworthy products and services in the ninth annual Innovative Solutions Awards. The awards were given to companies in categories ranging from authentication/fraud/cybersecurity to management/operations/processing. (more…)

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Renew Your Focus on Customer GROWTH

APRIL 21, 2016 — 2 p.m. Eastern 1 p.m. Central 11 a.m. Pacific

Consumers who can buy anything with one swipe of their finger are demanding more responsive digital experiences from their financial institutions, including easy-to-use online account opening. Yet creating and leveraging effective online account opening functionality – a potentially powerful sales and marketing tool – remains elusive for many banks.

Join BankNews Media and Bottomline Technologies as they discuss how to optimize online account opening performance in order for banks to grow their customer base, cut customer acquisition costs, and increase revenue.

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How Banks Can Improve Productivity, Minimize Cybersecurity Risk and Ensure Regulatory Compliance

MARCH 23, 2016 — 2 p.m. Eastern 1 p.m. Central 11 a.m. Pacific

Today, financial institutions face ever-changing, complex and costly regulations. Adding to these challenges is the difficulty of managing the constant evolution of technology. By partnering with the right IT services and solutions provider, banks are able to significantly decrease costs, increase IT performance, enhance cybersecurity and improve their compliance posture.

Learn how Leesa Anderson, CTO of State Bank of Cochran, has been able to move her bank’s network to an automated approach – enhancing visibility of her network, improving her compliance posture and enabling her to focus on projects that contribute to the bank’s strategic plan.

This live session will explore how banks can:

  • Increase the effectiveness of IT management
  • Enhance network management oversight
  • Use a dashboard to improve system visibility and control
  • Remotely monitor IT assets and troubleshoot issues
  • Address Cybersecurity and meet examiner expectations
  • Conduct and automate controls self-assessments, to validate policy and procedure adherence

Speakers:

Zach
Duke, Executive Vice President, Safe Systems

Zach Duke, Executive Vice President of Business Development, directs all areas of the Sales and Account Management Departments of Safe Systems. With over fifteen years of experience at Safe Systems, Duke holds a unique perspective and expertise, specializing exclusively in IT and Compliance for financial institutions. Duke is currently on the Board of Directors for Safe Systems, is a teacher at the Southern Operations School of Banking, and is an active member on the Operations & Technology Committee for the Georgia Bankers Association.

 

 

Leesa Anderson, CTO, State Bank of Cochran

Leesa Anderson is the Chief Technology Officer at State Bank of Cochran, in Georgia, where she has been employed for 14 years. With over 20 years in banking, Leesa has a keen understanding of information technology, security, and compliance in the financial industry. Leesa is also currently the Vice-Chair of the Operations & Technology Committee for the Georgia Bankers Association.

 

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Mitigating Password Risk to Reduce Your Chances of a Data Breach

FEBRUARY 18, 2016 — 2 p.m. Eastern 1 p.m. Central 11 a.m. Pacific

Passwords are the primary method of accessing financial networks and applications. They are also the primary way hackers gain unauthorized access to an organization’s data and systems. In this live FREE webinar, you’ll learn ways hackers manipulate passwords and how you can mitigate your organization’s password risk:

  • How hackers uncover passwords
  • What hackers know about your password generation techniques
  • Methods to mitigate your password risk
    • Developing a Windows logon contextual authentication policy
    • Implementing application based authentication requirements
    • Using hardware as a One Time Password (OTP) Generator
    • Creating long, complex passwords with a randomized password generator

Reports of the death of passwords have been greatly exaggerated. Register for this webinar to learn how to give passwords a new life. Brought to you by Crossmatch, a world leader in identity management solutions.

Speaker: Chris Trytten

Chris Trytten has more than two decades of technical and managerial experience in systems and security at leading companies in Silicon Valley, including positions with Crossmatch, DigitalPersona, Interlink Networks, Apple, Siemens and Amdahl.

In his current position as Market Solutions Manager at Crossmatch, he is using his experience serving the Financial and Retail markets by guiding the product and market teams to address the security needs of these industries. Chris is the author of multiple security white papers
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A Bonus for BankNews Reader

By Bill Poquette

The American Bankers Association, in its recently released 2014 Farm Bank Performance Report, pointed out that while the nation’s 2,000-plus farm banks held $94.6 billion in farm loans at the end of 2014, all banks held $161 billion in farm and ranch loans.

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BankNews Reveals Winners of 2013 Innovative Solutions Awards

Oct 7, 2013 – Today, BankNews Media announces the winners of the 2013 Innovative Solutions Awards. The Innovative Solutions Awards, now in their sixth year, are recognized as the most prestigious awards for companies helping community banks improve their operations, be more competitive, enhance their technical capabilities and increase their profitability. BankNews received more than 40 entries in four categories and readers cast more than 1,500 votes on Banknews.com.

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BankNews Reveals Winners of 2013 Innovative Solutions Awards

Oct 7 – Today, BankNews Media announces the winners of the 2013 Innovative Solutions Awards. The Innovative Solutions Awards, now in their sixth year, are recognized as the most prestigious awards for companies helping community banks improve their operations, be more competitive, enhance their technical capabilities and increase their profitability. BankNews received more than 40 entries in four categories and readers cast more than 1,500 votes on Banknews.com.

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BankNews Adds Valerie Fischer as Advertising Account Executive

July 1, 2013 – BankNews Media is pleased to announce the addition of Valerie Fischer to its team as advertising account executive. In this capacity, she will be responsible for sales of the company’s print, digital and online products. As a key member of the BankNews Media advertising team, she is responsible for generating new business and maintaining current advertising accounts for Ag Banking, BankNews and BankNews Mid-Week, as well as for the company’s state banking journals: California Banker, Florida Banking, Illinois Banker, In Touch (Kansas), Maine Banker, Massachusetts Banker and Texas Banking. She also handles banner advertising and sponsorships to the company’s website, BankNews.com, and electronic newsletters, BankNews eDigest and BankNews Technology Focus.

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BankNews Honors Two Banks With the 2012 Green Leaf Award

Dec 4, 2012 – BankNews is proud to announce the winners of the 2012 Green Leaf Award, an honor that recognizes financial institutions nationwide improving their communities through cooperation and participation in environmental programs and civic projects. The award covers three primary areas: staff involvement, bank services and technology, and environmental participation.

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BankNews Announces 2012 Green Leaf Award Winners

The Green Leaf Award recognizes financial institutions nationwide that are helping to improve their communities through cooperation and participation in environmental programs and projects through policies, programs and technology. The award covers three primary areas: staff involvement, bank services and technology, and environmental participation. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

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