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Is Your Credit Union Safe from This Psychological Hack?

With the proliferation of breaches in today’s environment, many credit unions are spending thousands and thousands of dollars on technical security including unified threat management (UTM) devices, firewalls, intrusion prevention/intrusion detection, web filtering, penetration/vulnerability assessment testing and anti-virus solutions. 
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An App Made in Heaven: The Secret to Great UI and Better Security

In the intricate, highly sophisticated world of application development, there’s obviously a lot of attention paid to a number of moving parts. From aesthetic design to mobile responsiveness to functionality, there’s not much you can ignore.
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Why We Love Working at SIGNiX

Given that Valentine’s Day was last week, it had us thinking about the things we love about what we do and where we work. It’s fun to be part of an industry that’s always changing, and it’s rewarding to know that your company’s products help people – whether they are saving money by ditching paper or saving precious time with the convenience of digital signatures. Unfortunately, a Gallup survey finds this love of work isn't exactly the norm. The survey shows that less than one-third of American workers were engaged in their jobs last year. That means they weren’t involved in, enthusiastic about or committed to their work or workplace.
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Peter Montoya: SIGNiX is an Industry Leader in Financial Services

We're pleased to announce that we've added MarketingPro, Inc., to our growing client roster. The marketing company, which was founded by financial services veteran Peter Montoya, chose SIGNiX  over its competitors because of the company’s commitment to compliance, security and legality.
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Interest Soars as New IRS Rules on Electronic Signatures Take Effect

  Last March the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced new guidelines for electronic signatures for e-filing tax return Forms 8878 and 8879. This meant that handwritten signatures or signatures captured on signature pads were no longer the only form accepted. These new rules give taxpayers an attractive new option for tax season, allowing them to receive their tax refunds more quickly (and easily) than ever before.
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Anthem Data Breach Highlights Healthcare Industry's Vulnerabilities

  It’s easy to become desensitized to the news of data breaches, but an incident last week should have healthcare companies on high alert. Hackers stole millions of American’s personal information in the breach, making it the largest healthcare data breach in history.
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Financial Advisor Sentenced to 4 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft

A Boston-area financial advisor has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing about $650,000 from his clients in just 12 months. John Babiarz was a legitimate financial advisor at one time, but he is no longer registered with the state of Massachusetts. He was charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering.
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Top 8 Compliance Concerns for Financial Advisors in 2015

The responsibilities of the compliance departments in most financial advisory firms seem to be growing almost at pace with the stock market. The issues and regulatory hurdles that most financial advisors have to deal with have grown exponentially since the market collapsed in the 2009 crisis. To put things into perspective, a report published last year by the ACA Compliance Group, Investment Adviser Association, and Old Mutual Asset Management shows what the average compliance officer is most worried about going forward into the new year. Here's a brief list of their top concerns for 2015.
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Employee Turnover Costs Credit Unions Millions—What to Do About It

Based on an overall turnover rate of 19% and average total compensation of $31,000 per employee, the cost of turnover among Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas credit unions actually surpassed $68 million in 2013. This startling fact emerged in the most recent Compensation Survey conducted by the Cornerstone Credit Union League. Now that the survey has quantified this massive financial impact, what can credit unions do to reduce employee turnover? After a review of the relevant literature, we believe a 2013 study appearing in the Journal of Business Economics and Management 1 identifies the factors that will be most effective in helping businesses—including credit unions—to retain employees. The factors are listed below, along with explanations by the study’s authors.
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This Simple Fix Could Save You from a Data Breach

In 2014, there were so many major data breaches that it’s barely even news when millions of customer profiles are compromised. It’s easy to think that hackers will find a way to break into our systems no matter what we do. But you might be surprised to find that one simple precaution could protect you from hackers—two-factor authentication. A recent article in PCWorld warned that companies are setting themselves up for a hack if they don’t take advantage of two-factor authentication.
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