Bar Web site to get a fresh, new look

first_img Bar Web site to get a fresh, new look January 15, 2005 Regular News Bar Web site to get a fresh, new lookcenter_img An ambitious overhaul of The Florida Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, has begun and should be finished for an official unveiling at the Bar’s June convention.Communications Committee Vice Chair Kim Bald of Bradenton told the Board of Governors last month that 3W Studios has been hired for the project and had already begun to redesign the Web site. The work is expected to take 16 weeks.The Bar is assembling a testing group that will work with 3W Studios, trying out changes for ease and user friendliness, she said.The Bar’s site now contains a huge amount of information, from contact info for every Bar member to lists of all its committees and sections to online versions of the Journal and News. Minutes of the Board of Governors meetings, committee reports, and other information are also posted.The goal is for someone going to the home page to get the information they want by clicking on no more than two hyperlinks, Bald said.On other matters, Bald said, the committee is continuing to work well with the Citizens Forum, which recently has been studying children’s legal needs and lawyer advertising rules.The panel also reviewed the Board of Legal Education and Specialization’s promotion campaign. A part-time marketing person — paid for by BLSE — has been hired to oversee that effort, she said, and the group of lawyers most likely to be interested in certification has been identified. Work there is continuing, Bald said.last_img read more

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Strategies to reduce the potential data breaches by sophisticated ATM skimmer technology

first_imgby: Victoria DakaOn Monday, Bernadette blogged about the understanding risks in electronic payment systems article from the latest NCUA Report.  Today, I’d like to take a look at another article from the NCUA Report, which focuses on the sophistication of ATM skimmer technology and what credit unions should be doing to prepare for this type of attack and potential breach of member information.Did you know that “22% of all data breaches reported in the financial services sector were credit card skimming attacks and that nearly 87% of skimming attacks were carried out on ATM’s?” Sophisticated ATM skimming attacks are now ubiquitous because of the ease in obtaining and cheapness of skimmer technology. As such, credit unions should take steps necessary to reduce the potential for card skimming. Here’s a snippet from the article, with steps credit unions can take to reduce the potential of card skimming:Use tamper-resistant terminals: ATMs are increasingly designed with this in mind. Credit unions should consider replacing older machines with newer and better protected terminals.Use tamper-evident controls. Automated video monitoring can detect any potential signs of tampering or damage.Encourage users and members to be vigilant. Educate members about the potential for card skimming and encourage them to report anything out of the ordinary immediately. For example, a photo of the card readers and keypads a credit union uses could be posted on its website. This would let members know not to use the ATM if it has been altered in any way.Inspect ATMs frequently. Have staff inspect ATMs as often as possible to reduce the potential that a skimmer could be in place. Scratches or other signs of excess wear could be signs of tampering. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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