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Howard Altman

Howard Altman covers the military and national security for the Tampa Bay Times. He has won more than 50 journalism awards and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Daily Beast, Philadelphia magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Observer, Newsday and many other publications around the world.

  • How to combat common employee security mistakes

    Howard Altman Jun 3, 2019

    Even the best workers can cause the worst consequences at the hands of cyber crooks. Enter expert insights on staying safe.

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  • How smart banks take the sting out of cybercrime

    Howard Altman Feb 22, 2019

    Fraud is never good news to the customer who gets attacked. But there’s comfort in knowing the financial institution has your back.

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  • The call center commandment: Don’t put fraud protection on hold

    Howard Altman Dec 10, 2018

    Fraudsters know call centers are more vulnerable than other points of entry. Here’s how financial institutions can mount a robust defense.

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  • Cybercrime 2.0: New ills, no pill for banking’s $600 billion headache

    Howard Altman Nov 16, 2018

    When it comes to fighting cybercrime, many banks remain at a loss as the bad guys ramp up executive impersonation scams, exploit third-party vendor access, and attack via fileless malware.

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  • Cryptocurrency’s positive and negative: The need for electricity

    Howard Altman Aug 30, 2018

    Mining bitcoin and the like demands more and more power for juggernaut computers. And gives central governments leverage over decentralized currencies.

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  • The ultimate cryptocurrency exchange: volatility for respectability

    Howard Altman Jul 25, 2018

    Is a stable, centralized cryptocurrency the ultimate impossibility? Enter three Ivy League dreamers ready to tilt at this digital-age windmill.

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