Ensuring your credit union website is a safe environment

first_imgWe are always stressing to our members the importance of being safe when performing banking tasks on their computers or mobile devices. We pass along advice on unique passwords, installing anti-virus software, keeping computer software and apps up-to-date and avoiding public computers and WiFi. But, have you ever stopped to think about the best practices for ensuring your website’s safety? What steps can you take to provide a safe environment for your members’ personal and financial information?Ensuring your website is a safe place for members to handle financial transactions and access sensitive information grows more important as they become more accustomed to online banking at anytime, from anywhere, and as online criminals become more savvy.Obtain an SSL CertificateThere are very few industries where the protection of sensitive information is more important than the banking industry. As a credit union, your website is created using https:// which identifies the security of your site. It signifies that communication between computers, including your members’ financial information, is encrypted.An SSL Certificate helps to ensure a secure connection between a users interaction on a website and the retrieval of information from the server in an encrypted manor. Most notably, SSL certificates enforce a padlock and https:// features of the URL. But as an added bonus, these secure certificates are actually helping to influence search engine optimization.Use Caution When Updating Your CMS and Plug-InsYour website is created and runs through a content management system. The most popular is WordPress, but you may also use Express Engine or another platform. Your CMS is what lets your team, with limited knowledge of coding or web building, add content to, and manage, your site on a daily basis. In addition, your website probably includes several plug-ins, which are third-party applications added to your site’s admin to customize and enhance the functionality of the site.Like any other software, your CMS and plug-ins will have regular updates that need to be done to keep everything working properly. When you see an alert that an update is available, take caution before blindly hitting “Update.” You may find out the hard way that a simple update now causes plug-ins to have conflict and in return communicate improperly with each other, causing big issues for your site as a whole. Let your IT team, or external development team, handle all software updates, as they can often catch these glitches before they become a bigger problem.Consider IP Blocking for Admin AccessYou may have several employees who have access to the admin section of your credit union’s website. The marketing team is adding blog posts and new promotions, human resources is updating open positions and the lending team is keeping interest rates up-to-date.To protect the integrity of your site, the best decision may be to add IP blocking for admin access. This ensures that site updates are made from work computers only and not personal computers, which you can’t monitor for viruses or regular software updates. Installing this feature can also help protect the information of your members. By only allowing admin access to your CMS within the walls of your credit union/network, you’re taking an extra step at security monitoring and safety. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Steffy Matt is the IT & Security Office at Lancaster Red Rose Credit Union. He is a malware analyst and reverse engineering enthusiast who also enjoys attending music festivals and concerts … Web: https://www.lrrcu.org Detailslast_img read more

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The Latest: Fauci to throw 1st pitch at Yanks-Nats opener

first_imgCalifornia is currently seeing soaring rates of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued strict guidelines that will require most of California’s 6.7 million K-12 students to at least start the coming school year with online classes.___The Pac-12 has postponed its football media days.The league said Monday the move is the result of the Pac-12’s decision to schedule league-only games this season and to delay mandatory athletic activities. The Washington Nationals announced Monday that Fauci — a self-described fan of the reigning World Series champions — accepted the team’s invitation to have the pregame honor Thursday.The Nationals will host the New York Yankees to open the season nearly four months after it originally was scheduled to begin.___The University of Texas says it anticipates hosting football games this season at 50% capacity in the stands.Athletic Director Chris Del Conte emailed season ticket holders Monday telling them the school is working closely with Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and is following state guidelines on social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world:___The country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed regular season. The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.In the statement, the NFL clubs said they will continue to work with Murphy’s office as the situation is reviewed and evaluated, but “until circumstances change, both the Jets and Giants will play our games without the benefit of fans in attendance.”Rutgers University, in Piscataway, announced that all of its athletic venues will operate with 500 or fewer in attendance and safety precautions will be in place for those fans who come to sporting events there.___ Texas said it’s still preparing for the season to start Sept. 5 at home against South Florida. The Big 12 has not yet said if it will duplicate moves by the Big Ten and Pac-12 to play only conference games. South Florida plays in the American Athletic Conference.Texas’ Royal-Memorial Stadium holds about 100,000, although that figure was going to be reduced slightly this season because part of the stadium is undergoing renovation.Even with limited capacity, the school said it expects to offer all season ticket holders a chance to get tickets.___Georgia’s governing body for high school sports has pushed back the start of football season for two weeks, until the week of Sept. 4. The Latest: Fauci to throw 1st pitch at Yanks-Nats opener The event, originally set for July 29-31 in Los Angeles, will be held at a later date to be decided.___The University of Louisville says it suspended men’s and women’s voluntary swimming activities for two weeks on Saturday after three members of the program tested positive for COVID-19.A university news release issued Monday did not specify whether those impacted are student-athletes or staffers. It says all three have been quarantined, with procedures and protocols being followed.Twenty-seven swimmers and divers have returned to campus in three phases for training. ___One University of Oklahoma women’s basketball player has tested positive for COVID-19, and a second player has been deemed a close contact.Oklahoma made the announcement in a news release on Monday. Both players are in quarantine off campus.The result comes from 100 tests performed Friday on Oklahoma athletes and staff members. The women’s basketball player was the only person with a positive test in a group that included 14 men’s basketball players and 15 women’s basketball players.Oklahoma re-opens its facilities to members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams on Monday. The Georgia High School Association still plans for a full 10-game regular season and a full playoff schedule. Other fall sports will start on time. The delay was needed for several school districts, including Atlanta public schools, which have pushed back the start of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic.The association’s board of trustees voted 8-4 against a proposal to keep the current sports calendar. The subsequent vote was unanimous to push back the football opening schedule by two weeks. The opening games had been planned for the week of Aug. 21.___The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people. The ISU Council will meet online on Aug. 3 to further evaluate events for the 2020-21 season.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___The International Skating Union has canceled the Junior Figure Skating Grand Prix for the upcoming season.Citing increased travel and entry restrictions, the international governing body for the sport said Monday it could not sanction the series. The ISU also said the potential extensive sanitary and medical care measures, including possible quarantine, “would put an unsustainable burden on the organizers.”The ISU has not made a decision yet on the senior series that features the top skaters, including current world champion Nathan Chen and two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu.Potential international junior events could be held if “the pandemic developments and situation change and allow for the safe organization” of them. The ISU said it would provide financial assistance for such events, with preference given to venues that were a part of the canceled series. ___California’s governing body for high school sports said Monday that the 2020-21 seasons will begin no earlier than December.The California Interscholastic Federation said the normal fall, winter and spring sports seasons will be condensed into two seasons.The federation set time frames for most playoffs and championships. Football will complete its playoffs and championships by mid-April. Actual regular season and playoff schedules will be set separately.Decisions by state and local health authorities will determine whether games are actually played . The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week.The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday.The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps. July 20, 2020last_img read more

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Society news: Events going around Sumner County…

first_imge cnn Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Fan · 369 weeks ago CORBIN SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT began Wednesday, July 17th with games at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and will run thru Thursday July 25th. There will be a Co-ed Slow Pitch Tournament on Saturday, July 20th, all day! Come enjoy the games & GREAT Hamburgers made in the “shack” with Mayfield meat! See you all in Corbin! Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 369 weeks ago The Wellington Habitat For Humanity is seeking applications for an established home. If you know of anyone or if you are an interested applicant, you may pick up applications at the following locations. They will be available July 1 thru August 3: City of Wellington Public Library Chamber of Commerce Methodist Church Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 369 weeks ago Due to the vacancy of a pastor, Calvary Lutheran will be holding church service at 11:30 a.m. instead of the usual 10:30 a.m. time slot for the rest of the month. Report Reply 0 replies · active 369 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Here are a couple of society news items for this weekend. If you have a club fundraiser, club news item, engagement announcement, wedding, family reunion, class reunion, birth, graduation or any other society news related news, just post your announcements in the comments section below.•••••The Wellington American Legion Breakfast will be July 21 from 7 to 10 a.m. The menu includes: eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, coffee and juice. Cost for adults is $6 and children under 12 is $4.•••••The National Glass Museum is looking to organize a “club” of volunteers to help with the museum.The glass museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  They hav training available and people will learn a lot bout American made glassware. Phone the museum at 620-326-6400. The address is 117 South Washington Ave. The contact person is Jane Garnand.last_img read more

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