Entries by Susie Clayton

A smidgeon of prevention could reduce the chance of a big hack headache

A smidgeon of prevention could reduce the chance of a big hack headache Greg Miller, IT Analyst, Bankers’ Bank of the West Posted October 2019 The often-heard claim “everything is bigger in Texas” is unfortunately proving true for ransomware, which has hit at least 22 municipalities in in that state. Clearly, ransomware is not going […]

Out with the old, in with the new: A rehaul for outmoded password procedures

Out with the old, in with the new: A rehaul for outmoded password procedures Ashlee Aleshire-Ash, Senior IT Support Specialist, Bankers’ Bank of the West Posted August 2019 From the inception of security for technology, we’ve been urged to change our passwords regularly. The common advice was to make the password complicated, nonsensical, and (most […]

Yes, you’ve heard that song before—but no, don’t tune it out

Yes, you’ve heard that song before—but no, don’t tune it out Ashlee Aleshire-Ash, Senior IT Support Specialist, Bankers’ Bank of the West Posted May 2019 Recently, a newly discovered security vulnerability made the news. We hear about security issues continually, so why should this instance have garnered any attention? For good reason: Instead of targeting […]

Strategic planning today—more critical (and more advantageous) than ever

Strategic planning today—more critical (and more advantageous) than ever Jim Swanson, SVP–Bank Strategies, a Division of Bankers’ Bank of the West [copyright 2018] Posted October 2018 From time to time, many of us find managing our day-to-day workload challenging. Of necessity, we often find ourselves in head-down mode trying to get through the tasks at […]