IC University Blog

Community Banking: Meeting and Exceeding Customer Expectations

Posted by Kevin Fread on Apr 27, 2022 9:49:00 AM

A growing segment of community bank customers want it all: both digital and in-person interactions, coupled with highly personalized banking advice based on their individual circumstances. Smarter, savvier, and more informed than ever, today’s consumers are less concerned about brand loyalty and identity — and more than willing to switch to a competitor if you’re not satisfying their needs and expectations.

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Topics: Community Banking, Customer Expectations

Community Banking: Defending Against Cybercrime

Posted by Kevin Fread on Apr 5, 2022 10:15:00 AM

Banks and other financial institutions are prime targets for cybercrime — because that’s where the money is. In fact, recent statistics show that financial service firms were hit 300 more times than other businesses. Each of these cyberattacks typically costs financial service firms millions of dollars.

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Topics: cybersecurity, Community Banking

Welcome to Our Series on Community Banking!

Posted by Kevin Fread on Feb 28, 2022 4:41:36 PM

Community banking comes with a unique set of challenges — different from other types of financial service firms. In a new blog series, I’ll be exploring several crucial business issues in community banking, as well as how they may be addressed through innovative strategies and technology. I’ll also pose key questions that can be used as a framework for moving forward.

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Topics: Community Banking

Mass Exploitation of On-Premises Microsoft Exchange Servers

Posted by Hugh Steffens on Mar 4, 2021 1:47:33 PM

 

Recently, Ironcore was notified about undisclosed Microsoft Exchange on-premises servers being exploited by zero-day vulnerabilities.

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Topics: Security, Microsoft

Playing with Danger: The Security Concerns of Smart Toys

Posted by Julia Curtis on Dec 17, 2020 3:27:55 PM

Our data is collected daily. With security breaches as a common threat, it is important to take precautions in order to keep our data safe, but what about our children’s data? We commonly think of data collection as something that only happens on screened devices while interacting with websites. Your child might not have perused Black Friday sales online, but is there something else that may be collecting their data?

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Topics: Security, Internet of Things, Smart Toys, IOT

M365 Security: Two Features that Could Affect the Future of Your Business

Posted by Trevor Anderson on Sep 2, 2020 2:03:56 PM

The security threat landscape continues to evolve as more companies transition from self-hosted e-mail and collaboration services to cloud-hosted services, such as Microsoft’s M365. Due to its relatively low risk and high reward potential, malicious actors have shifted their focus to compromising users of cloud services.

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Topics: MFA, Conditional Access, M365, Multi-Factor Authentication, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, cybersecurity

CBAI Selects Ironcore as the Exclusive Preferred Provider for Managed IT Services and Cybersecurity Solutions

Posted by Julia Curtis on Jul 16, 2020 3:15:27 PM

 

(Springfield, IL) July 15, 2020 – Today, Community BancService Corporation, Inc. (CBSC), the business services subsidiary of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), announced it has endorsed Ironcore, Inc. as its exclusive Preferred Partner for Managed IT and Cybersecurity Services.

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Topics: Cybersecurity Solutions, CBAI, Preferred Provider, Managed IT Services

Upcoming Web Browser Changes May Put Your Company At Risk

Posted by Andy Minneker on Oct 24, 2019 12:16:47 PM

Upcoming Web Browser Changes May Put Your Company At Risk

Constant changes to the internet mean standards must be updated or created as needed. The primary organization responsible for forging internet standards is the Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF. Recently, IETF approved two new methods for encrypting DNS traffic to improve the privacy and security of DNS lookups. These are DNS over HTTPS or DoH and DNS over TLS or DoT.

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Topics: DNS over HTTPS, DNS Filtering, Security, Encryption, DoH

Customer Case Study - Citizens First Bank

Posted by Lauren on Mar 21, 2019 1:21:32 PM

 

 

Citizens First Says Goodbye

to Costly Data Lines 

 

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Topics: Customer Case Study, SD-WAN

5 Benefits Of Using An Email Encryption Service

Posted by Lauren on Sep 4, 2018 10:03:00 AM

 

5 Benefits Of Using

An Email Encryption Service 

 

Email has become one of the most critical applications for almost every business. It is also one of the most common ways that companies become infected with malware. If your business sends outgoing emails that contain sensitive content, including Social Security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers, financial terms or other personal financial information. Then obtaining an email encryption service is necessary. 

 

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Topics: Email Encryption, Safety Tips