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5 Ways Banks Can Fight Cybercriminals

By KCoe Editorial | October 6, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes October is cybersecurity month – which is akin to the ‘time change’ reminder to check your smoke detector batteries – only this reminds us that it’s time for businesses (and home offices) to assess their systems, data, public information, and procedures and ensure protection from the brutal national cybercrime statistics.  …

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Top 3 Cyberattack Tactics on Financial Institutions

By Melissa DeDonder | August 26, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s important for financial institutions to prevent, protect, deter, and educate on cyberattacks.  First, you must know and address your vulnerabilities:  Check and doublecheck for openings.  Implement security and manage system updates.  Educate employees on what to look for and how to react.  There are three commonly reported areas for …

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Did you Know?: Your Bank’s Cyber Vulnerabilities may be Public Knowledge

By Sandy Sporleder | July 19, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know there might be information about your bank’s cyber vulnerability on the internet? Or that it’s common for a hacker to have access to a system months before an exploit? Or that ‘one password’ compromised is what brought down the entire Colonial pipeline recently? K·Coe’s cybersecurity consultants explain …

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How Vulnerable Is Your Ag Business to a Cyber Attack?

By Melissa DeDonder | June 1, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes With the news of the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS USA, announcing that its servers were cyberattacked recently, many ag businesses have been handed an unpleasant reality check that this threat is indeed real, and that hackers are like ants… they will find ways to infiltrate wherever they can. This …

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Transportation and Shipping Issues Brought to Light for U.S. Ag Producers

Transportation and Shipping Issues Brought to Light for U.S. Ag Producers

By KCoe Editorial | April 23, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a meeting with representatives of U.S. agricultural products (livestock, grains, specialty crop, and dairy industries) and leadership from the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) to discuss concerns over transportation and shipping issues. According to the Secretary of Agriculture …

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2020: A Year of Crisis and Hope

By KCoe Editorial | August 17, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes I look out my window in Eastern Iowa and see uprooted oak trees that once stood as guardians of our neighborhood. A displaced street light pole threatens my dining room window, and my backyard has an extra trampoline – blown over from the neighbor’s yard 200 feet away. I can …

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Combat COVID: How to Move Business Forward During Disruption

By KCoe Editorial | July 8, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Jeanne Bernick Next month I’ll join my counterparts from around the country in the K·Coe PRO Summit, a virtual conference designed to help businesses manage operations and navigate impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Our business advisors are on the front lines of hearing concerns, navigating issues …

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