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Known Vulnerabilities Pose Serious Threat

  • by Steve Sanders
  • Mar 08, 2018

The public identification of Meltdown and Spectre are sobering reminders that even the highest quality technology can contain flaws. In fact, such vulnerabilities are practically inevitable. In order to address vulnerabilities properly, it helps to have a thorough understanding of the different types that exist.

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Digital Lending: The $30B Frontier

  • by Brent McKown
  • Feb 22, 2018

Digital lending, or the process of applying for a loan online or on a mobile device, is the next major growth opportunity for all financial institutions. In fact, digital lending is anticipated to blossom into a $30 billion industry by 2025.


Here’s Where Bankers’ Priorities Lie in 2018

  • by Steve DuPerrieu
  • Feb 15, 2018

Dive into CSI's 2018 Banking Priorities Study, and discover what your peers and industry experts expect for the year ahead.

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6 Employee Best Practices for Reducing Risk

  • by Amber Goodrich
  • Feb 07, 2018

Two recent regulatory fines, specifically related to employee activity, provide a stark reminder to our industry: Employee behavior—and management’s oversight of it—play a pivotal role in every financial institution’s overall compliance stance.

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Use Ethical Hacking to Build Up Your Security Defenses

  • by Terry Anderson
  • Feb 01, 2018

Ethical hackers exploit and disrupt vulnerabilities in your institution’s security framework. Use them to build up your security defenses.

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3 CECL Resources to Kickstart Your Implementation Efforts

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Jan 25, 2018

According to a recent survey about CECL, 64 percent of banks were still in the assessment phase and had not progressed toward implementation. Here are three resources that should serve as catalysts for your implementation efforts.

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Infographic: 3 Ways to Boost the Customer Experience

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Jan 18, 2018

Check out our infographic to see some of the data from CSI's 2018 Banking Priorities Survey, and discover the three best ways to boost the customer experience for your bank.

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Anticipating 2018’s Biggest Regulatory Challenges

  • by Keith Monson
  • Jan 10, 2018

Although 2018 may bring some surprises, there is little doubt about the major regulatory challenges that financial institutions will wrestle with this year. They will face effective dates for the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) final rules, while also dealing with ongoing consumer protection and vendor management issues that remain hot examination topics.

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CSI’s Top 10 Blogs from 2017

  • by Computer Services, Inc.
  • Jan 04, 2018

Learn which topics your fellow bankers found most interesting with CSI’s top 10 blog posts of 2017.

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Build a Plan—and the Nerve—to Charge for Treasury Management Services

  • by Greg Aumann
  • Dec 14, 2017

If you want treasury management services to have a positive impact on your institution’s bottom line, you must charge fees for them. This seems like a basic principle, but many community banks provide treasury management services free of charge—either because they are afraid the fees will drive away business or because they have underestimated the value of the services themselves.