Solve the cybersecurity riddle to drive deeper engagement

first_img 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Your financial institution strives for balance every day between competing consumer expectations: People want security in their banking whenever and however they choose to do it, but they don’t want it to diminish the speed and convenience they expect in a digital world.It’s a complex riddle that grows more difficult to solve with each passing day. You face constantly evolving threats at nearly every digital touchpoint, whether through online, mobile or tablets. Yet consumers rely on their institutions to detect and stop those threats in real-time while maintaining a seamless, positive user experience.That means striking a balance between having strong protections from top to bottom and minimizing friction for consumers. The Point talked to John Horn, director of SecureNow cybersecurity services for the Digital Banking Group at Fiserv, for analysis of the security challenges financial institutions like yours face and sound strategies that can drive deeper engagement. continue reading »last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Shruti Miyashiro – Encouraging growth (#93)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 93 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by Trellance who is transforming data into actionable insight for credit unions from coast to coast. My guest on today’s show is Shruti Miyashiro. Shruti is the President and CEO of Orange County’s Credit Union. We talk about keeping teams connected in this ever-changing world and maintaining the credit union’s culture, and mission. Shruti explains why creating a culture of growth for employees is important to her and the credit union. We talk about what credit unions need to do to stay relevant with all the disruption going on in financial services.Shruti discusses how she has grown as a leader during the pandemic, some tips on maintaining continuity when leaders on the senior management team retire and why maintaining a growth culture is important to her and her team. Shruti also speaks about what she believes credit unions need to do differently to stay competitive in financial services and what she will be proud her team has accomplished a year from now.In the leadership and life hacks section, we find out what inspired Shruti to take the position of President and CEO of Orange County’s Credit Union and how mentors have helped her career. Shruti believes that her leadership style is one of humility and confidence without arrogance, and that title matters is a common myth about leadership that needs to be debunked.Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Shruti:Shruti Miyashiro, President and CEO of Orange County’s Credit [email protected] | Instagram   Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at Trellance, the new sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Shruti and her team at Orange County’s Credit  Union are doing here.Shout-out: Judy McCartneyShout-out: Shruti’s husbandShout-out: Jill NowackiAlbum mentioned: Queen’s Greatest Hits Album mentioned: The Best of Simon and Garfunkel Book mentioned: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanBook mentioned: The Color of Law by Richard RothsteinBook mentioned: Capital in The Twenty-first Century by Thomas PikettyPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) This Episode:[01:49] – Welcome to the show, Shruti![02:38] – Shruti shares some hacks she has for keeping her team feeling connected.[05:16] – Listen as Shruti speaks about how she has grown as a leader during the pandemic.[07:25] – Shruti discusses some tips on maintaining continuity when people on the senior management team retire.[10:09] – Why is maintaining a growth culture so important to you and your team?[13:05] – Shruti speaks about what she believes that credit unions need to do differently to stay competitive in the financial services world.[15:45] – Shruti shares what she will be proud that her team has accomplished a year from now.[16:23] – What inspired you to take the position and President and CEO of Orange County’s Credit Union?[18:42] – Shruti discusses why she left her credit union but came back later.[20:36] – Shruti shares how mentors have helped her career.[22:04] – Listen as Shruti shares her leadership style as having humility and confidence without arrogance.[23:11] – Alignment is a word that her team hears her use all the time, plus many more phrases.[24:28] – The common myth about leadership that she wants to debunk is that title matters.[26:21] – Shruti speaks about a common mistake young leaders make today.[28:18] – Listen as Shruti shares some advice she was given early in her career.[29:34] – Shruti discusses some ways for up-and-coming people to kick through the doors shut to them.[31:40] – Shruti shares what she likes to do when she has a day off recharge.[32:40] – Shruti discusses how she was in high school, and she doesn’t remember getting into trouble.[33:29] – What did you want to be when you grew up?[34:19] – Shruti shares a nighttime routine that she always does.[35:04] – What is the best album of all time?[35:40] – Do you have a book you think everyone should read?[36:57] – The idea of purpose has become more important, and material possessions are not important.[38:48] – Shruti discusses what her definition of success is.[40:11] – Shruti shares some final thoughts with the listeners.[41:32] – Thank you for being on the show! 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

UKGC forms ‘lived experience’ advisory group on gambling harms

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Share Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has established an interim ‘Experts by Experience’ (EbE) group formed by individuals who have suffered a from a wide range of gambling harms and addictions.The group will broaden the UKGC’s advice, recommendations and evidence with regards to policy-making on reducing gambling harms, raising safer gambling standards and understanding gambling’s impact on society.The creation of the EbE group follows the UKGC’s March workshops, which saw a range of public health, civic, gambling and technology experts provide diverse perspectives on policies related to VIP customers, advertising technology and ‘safe game’ designs – three areas that the UKGC seeks to make rapid progress on.In its statement, the UKGC underlines the importance of consulting individuals with the ‘lived experience’ of being effected by gambling harms, including ‘recovering gambling addicts, family members and those who have lost children to gambling suicides‘.Backing the EbE directive, UKGC CEO Neil McArthur, said: “We will work with the interim group to co-create a formal Advisory Board, which will allow us to involve Experts by Experience more closely in the development of our regulatory framework.”“It is early days and we are learning along the way to ensure that feedback and advice is utilised in the most effective way.  This week we looked at the subject of affordability and we’ll be focused on other areas of player protection online in the weeks ahead.”The EbE group will advise the UKGC on an interim basis for the next six months, which will be followed by the Commission forming a ‘permanent advisory group’, expanding the UKGC’s guidance offered by the existing Advisory Boards for safer gambling and digital technologies.The UKGC has chosen not to disclose any members participating in its group, but cites that its guidance will form a valuable input on how the Commission interprets consumer views on gambling gathered through research panels, consultations and further feedback areas.A spokesperson for the Interim Group said: “The role that is too often allocated to Experts by Experience (EbEs) of telling our stories and commenting on narrowly defined questions is ineffective, so the establishment of the group is long overdue.”“We are determined that EbEs should play a continuing and much more active role in the deliberations and decision making across the whole remit of the Commission as part of the National Strategy to reduce gambling harms. We bring a new and vital perspective on key issues of regulation and even how the Commission itself works.last_img read more

Police confirm decrease in arrests since cop firing in Eric Garner death

first_imgThe NYPD is confirming there has been a significant drop in arrests since the day officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired for his actions in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.The decline was initially found in a report.According to the report, arrests decreased 27-percent in the week after Pantaleo’s firing on August 19., in comparison to last year.Police officials say the decrease was mainly for low-level crimes and that officers are still keeping the city safe.Police unions have criticized the police commissioner and mayor for Pantaleo’s firing and urged officers to proceed with caution when making arrests.Related content:DOJ: No charges in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner, family “Can’t Breathe”last_img

Jury: U.S. Marine Veteran Sentenced to Death for Killing Two Florida Cops

first_imgA Central Florida convicted cop killer is sentenced to die. A jury in Osceola County yesterday unanimously recommended that 20-year-Marine veteran Everett Miller get the death sentence for killing two Kissimmee police officers two years ago.The 12-member jury deliberated for five-and-a-half hours at the Osceola County Courthouse before deciding unanimously the Marine Corps veteran should be sentenced to death for fatally shooting 36 year old Sgt. Richard “Sam” Howard and 26 Officer Matthew Baxter. The same jury found Miller, 48, guilty of first-degree murder on Sept. 11 in the 2017 killings.Defense attorney Roseanne Eckert told jurors Miller would die in prison for killing Baxter and Howard regardless of their vote — but the jury would decide if it’s by natural causes or at the hands of the state.“I’m going to ask you to consider how Master Sgt. Miller, the proud decorated Marine, turned into this broken, barefooted mentally ill man,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with considering mercy and redemption.” in the months before the killings, lost his job at a packaging company, became homeless and broke up with his girlfriend. She said the former Marine suffered from depression and PTSD.Jurors found the state proved beyond a reasonable doubt four aggravating factors sufficient to warrant death. But the jury did not find Miller’s defense attorneys proved any mitigating factors that supported a sentence of life imprisonment, including circumstances surrounding his life and military service. But the prosecution said Miller had family members who cared about him during this period and received treatment from the VA, but he missed appointments and refused to take medication.During closing arguments at the Osceola County Courthouse, Assistant State Attorney Ryan Williams said the Marine Corps veteran was angry about the course of his life and adopted extremist anti-government beliefs, which led to him blaming law enforcement officers.Williams said he was surprised the jury found no mitigating factors were proven because during closing arguments, he conceded Miller had a successful career in the Marine Corps.The defense attorney for 48-year-old Miller were asking for life in prison saying Miller was a loving father and son with an exceptional military career who was under extreme emotional distress that caused him to be manic and paranoid.“There’s no doubt that Glenn Miller was out of his mind that summer,” she said.Be sure to check out Karen’s Full Rigor podcast coming up on Monday. It revisits the slaying of Palm Beach County Deputy Sgt. Rocky Hunt who was the last Palm Beach County officer shot in the line of duty. His killer, Nicholas Hardy, turned the officers gun on himself and survived. He was sentenced to death, just like Everett Miller, but his sentence was commuted to life.Click here to listen.last_img read more

Chihuahua drives owner’s car into busy road

first_imgWell it seems we have entered the era of the driving dog.The latest incident occurred Friday evening at a gas station on Gause Boulevard in Slidell, Louisiana.According to the report, the owner of the vehicle put the vehicle in park as she got out to pump gas. Suddenly she noticed her vehicle rolling backwards and into a busy street.The owner attempted to stop the SUV but could not get inside of it before it entered the roadway. Thankfully there was a break in traffic at the time the vehicle crossed into the street. As the vehicle rolled into another parking lot, the woman was able to gain control of the vehicle.Investigators later found that the woman’s 5-pound Chihuahua somehow managed to shift gears in the vehicle which caused it to drive in reverse.It was also reported that the vehicle has a mechanical defect that allows it to switch gears without your foot needing to be on the break.last_img read more

US Coast Guard Rescues Boater Off Fort Pierce

first_imgThough found safe, 29 year-old Skiff is “beaten down and exhausted” from the overnight ordeal. A Martin County man who went fishing in a 14-foot aluminum boat Tuesday and failed to return was found alive after an all night multi-agency search.“We have a story that really could’ve ended in tragedy,” Martin County Sheriff William Snyder told reporters shortly before noon Wednesday at Sandspirit Park in Stuart where Justin Skiff had launched about 24 hours earlier to go fishing offshore.The US Coast Guard says a helicopter lifted the missing boater to safety on Wednesday.The Coast Guard helicopter located the man in his 14-foot skiff, which reportedly ran out of gas, about nine miles southeast of Fort Pierce, Florida.last_img

Who is Boca’s Lev Parnas?

first_imgLev Parnas, a Boca Raton businessman, is the latest obscure figure in the center of the impeachment whirlwind of President Trump. Call him the new Michael Avenatti.He is currently out on bond facing federal charges of conspiracy and lying to the Federal Election Commission about political donations.A reported associate of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Parnas on Wednesday alleged that Trump personally directed an effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate one of his political rivals.“President Trump knew exactly what was going on,” he said in a televised interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday. “He was aware of all my movements … I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the president.”The interview took place after the House of Representatives transferred articles of impeachment to the Senate ahead of Trump’s trial.But who is Boca’s Lev Parnas, and can he be trusted?Lev’s name means “lion” in Russian. Parnas was born in February 1972 in Odessa, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. His family moved to America when he was three, first to Detroit, then to New York.When Parnas was 23, he settled in South Florida. He co-founded a company called Global Energy Producers and, in 2013, another named Fraud Guarantee. The company reportedly worked to bury Google search results about a history of debts and court judgments against him. Trustworthy.After running into Trump, Parnas became politically motivated and attended many of Trump’s campaign rallies and became a donor.“Parnas told me that he ‘bumped into’ Trump ‘plenty of times’ at events in New York over the years, but that they didn’t get to know each other until the 2016 campaign,” Adam Entous of the New Yorker reported.After Trump’s shock win, Parnas became closer to Giuliani and allegedly worked on his behalf to look into the sweetheart deal Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, had in the Ukraine.President Trump continues to maintain, despite some photos with Parnas, he does not know the man.Parnas told the New Yorker: “Because of my Ukrainian background and my contacts there, I became like Rudy’s assistant, his investigator. I don’t do anything on my own. I don’t lobby people. I go get information. I set up a meeting. I make sure that the call went right. I make sure the translation is done right.”Documents released this week suggest that Parnas was also involved in monitoring the movements of Marie Yovanovitch, who was ambassador to Ukraine until Trump abruptly recalled her last May. Ukraine said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into alleged illegal surveillance of Yovanovitch.Last October Parnas was arrested by Federal agents as he tried to flee the US. He was indicted on felony charges of conspiracy, making false statements and falsification of records and ordered to turn over key documents to congressional investigators. He is currently making impeachment waves while out on bond perhaps to receive a lesser sentence. Parnas has plead not guilty.Prosecutors allege he made campaign donations to Republican causes after receiving millions of dollars originating from Russia.Trump said last year: “I don’t know those gentlemen. I don’t know what they do. Maybe you will have to ask Rudy.”Parnas told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Wednesday: “I mean, we’re not friends. Me and him didn’t watch football games together. We didn’t eat hot dogs. But he knew exactly who we were. He knew exactly who I was, especially because I interacted with him at a lot of events.”As a “Florida businessman,” Parnas never really enjoyed financial success in Boca. Several of his commercial endeavors while he lived in Boca ended in flops.According to lawsuits, “He routinely stiffed landlords for rent on homes and an office in southern Palm Beach Countys. And he lost a suit brought against him by a client who testified in federal court that Parnas convinced him to invest in a phony movie starring Jack Nicholson. To sell the charade, Parnas drove a Bentley for a pitch meeting in Boca and was pestered by paparazzi at a powwow in Manhattan.last_img read more

A woman who is a US murder suspect went undetected in Italy for 2 weeks

first_imgAn American woman who police say, murdered her husband back in 2002 was arrested in Italy after staying at the Rome hotel in Italy for almost two weeks.59-year-old Beverly McCallum was arrested on Friday by Italian police when an international arrest warrant turned up in the system identifying her as a murder suspect.Police say McCallum was staying in the hotel since early February after her arrival from Pakistan via Saudi Arabia.  Initially, no international arrest warrant had been issued, which is why she was able to travel without any trouble.U.S. authorities had been seeking to extradite McCallum from Pakistan, where she was believed to have been living, to stand trial in the slaying of her husband, Robert Caraballo. He was beaten and suffocated in 2002, and his body was dumped and burned in a blueberry patch in western Michigan. The remains were so badly burned that they were not identified for more than a decade.Officials say her 17-year-old son, who was staying with her in the hotel, has been turned over to Italian social services.McCallum is currently in Rome’s Rebibbia prison awaiting to be extradited to the U.S. to face charges.last_img read more

Face Coverings Now Required Indoors and Outdoors

first_imgThe article originally appeared in the July 9 – 15, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. As of Wednesday, July 8, the cumulative statewide total of COVID-19 cases reached 174,039, with 13,476 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths and 1,947 probable additional deaths that have not been lab-confirmed. The daily positive rate reached 3.23 percent by July 4, Murphy added. The decision to mandate face coverings in outdoor spaces comes as the state experiences a backslide in compliance of mask wearing and maintaining social distancing regulations, the governor said. More people are out as the weather is getting warmer and “not surprisingly,” the rate of transmission has similarly ticked up. Murphy reminded residents that face coverings are not political; it’s about life or death, sickness or health, and showing others a respect for their health as well. “This is again why we aretaking the steps to requireeveryone to wear masksand face coverings whenoutside,” he said. Part ofthe increases in the rate oftransmission were expectedas the state reopened. Butsome of it is from peoplecoming in from other stateswhere cases “have explodedand continue to explode.” Previously it was merely “a strong recommendation,” Murphy said during a press conference July 8, but now it’s a requirement. The only exceptions are for individuals who are eating or drinking at outdoor dining establishments, people whose health is endangered by the face coverings or any children under the age of 2. By Allison Perrine Before visiting a local MVC, residents are asked to visit to find the department’s online services. Many deadlines were extended at the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency and some paperwork can be taken care of online without an inperson trip, said Murphy. “I’m pleased that many of our peer states are now following our lead in pushing back the resumption of indoor dining,” said Murphy. “We have made many very difficult decisions based on the metrics and public health guidelines, and this certainly was one of the most difficult,” particularly for the restaurant community. MVCs also reopened their offices this week and were very busy due to the backlog caused by the shut down months ago. Murphy compared the wait times to the “tsunami” of residents at the beginning of the pandemic seeking unemployment benefits and insurance. “The lines we saw yesterday were not to be unexpected. After a three-month layoff, we knew that countless New Jerseyans needed to get their new licenses, to register new vehicles or renew their paperwork.” That’s why any MVC employees who were furloughed during the pandemic can now resume their work. Additionally, MVC offices will be open six days a week, Mondays through Saturdays, throughout July. At the same time, the governor has agreed to loosen restrictions on outdoor dining and motor vehicle commissions (MVC). After consulting with officials from the state Department of Health, Murphy is now permitting restaurants with at least two open sides to be considered outdoor and to reopen for in-person service. To qualify, the restaurant must have at least 50 percent of its wall space able to be opened. “This is absolutely vital when individuals find themselves in a crowded situation such as when walking down a packed boardwalk or in a line that is not properly spaced apart,” said Murphy. “I am proud that we were the first state to require face coverings in indoor businesses as we gradually reopen them,” he added. “Given what we know about the behavior of this virus indoors that was the right call from the get-go and it has saved lives.” NEW JERSEY – Get used to wearing face coverings. On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy mandated that New Jerseyans wear masks both indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not practicable. last_img read more