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There are many threats and dangers that exist online that specifically target bank and credit union websites, one of the biggest being a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. LKCS has a DDoS Mitigation service in place and can offer you the protection you need. Get the bubble wrap and protect your institution from DDoS threats.

You’ve seen it in the news. Hackers release malicious code to infect computers to trigger mass attacks against specific websites, causing them to be inaccessible to legitimate traffic and potentially costing your institution money. Learn what a DDoS attack is, why banks and credit unions should be aware of them, and specific DDoS mitigation strategies.

The fact is that for all companies — large, small and everywhere in between — today’s challenge is to connect and integrate. Great systems make this easy. And those are the ones to buy. I’ve learned to purchase hardware, software, services and other technology solutions that are designed to simplify connections to systems regardless of manufacturer or model number.

The Web is Cool

By on February 8th, 2012 in Technology

LKCS recently launched a new web site for one of our clients. We launch web sites routinely, but this one was just a little different. This particular customer seems to get it. It was very important to them to incorporate social media into the site. They put their blog front and center. They chose to use a content management system and custom programmed control panels for easy site maintenance.

The E-Mail Revolution

By on September 5th, 2011 in Technology

WOW! E-mail revolutionized our business. (I’m sure my kids don’t care….it’s just e-mail after all.) Our sales and customer service representatives send and receive well over a thousand e-mails each day. (Yes, thousands — I just checked our e-mail archives to be sure.) While I don’t have hard data, I find it nearly impossible to think we used to send and receive over 1,000 faxes daily.

I’ve heard every excuse in the book – our members/customers are not internet enthusiasts, our web site gets very few hits, a small percentage of account holders use online banking or bill pay, we’re worried about online security, and the number one excuse — compliance. Those are ALL excuses and none are legitimate reasons to stay away from improving and adding electronic banking services.

A Glimpse at the Future

By on December 22nd, 2010 in Technology

I stopped at our local sandwich shop to pick up lunch the other day. A tiny family-owned store, 2 employees — not the place I would expect to find a technological breakthrough. Yet, it happened. Behind the sales counter, a toddler (the daughter of the shop owner) was sitting at an unused counter, interacting with an iPad.