IC University Blog

Community Banking: Maintaining Regulatory Compliance

Posted by Kevin Fread on Jul 13, 2022 11:04:18 AM

Community bank spending on regulatory compliance continues to increase with the ever-growing number of regulations imposed on the financial service sector. This situation creates a significant challenge, requiring you to constantly evaluate and improve your operations — and not just to keep up with regulations, but also to satisfy rapidly changing consumer expectations.

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Topics: Compliance, Community Banking, Regulations, Regulatory Compliance

Community Banking: Achieving a High-Quality Workforce

Posted by Kevin Fread on Jun 23, 2022 2:12:42 PM

In recent years, businesses across the country have struggled to attract and retain a high-quality workforce, a trend that’s been exacerbated by a highly disruptive pandemic. Community banks are not exempt from this predicament, and, in fact, they must grapple with a unique set of challenges.

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Topics: Community Banking, Workforce, Employee Retention, Employee Recruitment

Community Banking: Create an Engaging Digital Experience

Posted by Kevin Fread on May 25, 2022 2:30:59 PM

Create meaningful, personalized, and efficient digital experiences for your prospects and customers — or they’ll take their banking business elsewhere. This is the reality of today’s financial services sector, accelerated by the trend toward a younger, more tech-savvy clientele.

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Topics: Community Banking, Digital, Digital Experience, Technology

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