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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.
  • Bitcoin’s potential underbelly: Is blockchain hackable?

    Howard Altman Dec 8, 2017

    Many experts insist otherwise, stridently. But one former black hat hacker says it’s possible, at least in theory.

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  • Cybercrime, artificial intelligence and new frontiers in the battle against fraud

    Howard Altman Nov 30, 2017

    Bad actors will stop at nothing to take their threats to the next level. But if it’s AI they plan to wield, banks stand ready to stay a step ahead.

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  • Please continue to hold on: Call centers struggle to fight the rise of cyber fraud

    Howard Altman Oct 17, 2017

    Call centers don’t get the same anti-fraud attention as other areas of the financial institution. That spells danger for banks and consumers—and opportunity for crooks.

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  • Fighting insecurity over cybersecurity

    Howard Altman Oct 6, 2017

    Community banks know the growing peril of cybercrime. But they can fight it effectively—even if they lack (or think they lack) the right resources.

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  • With emerging payments, emerging security concerns and consciousness

    Howard Altman Sep 28, 2017

    Besides convenience, mobile payments offer gateways for hackers to grab valuable info. David Lott of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shares how banks and consumers can mitigate these risks.

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  • A vicious cybercycle: Hackers attack, banks react, hackers strike back

    Howard Altman Jul 12, 2017

    Hackers now pursue valuable information and wealth from the inside as well as outside. They change tactics and refuse to give up—leaving banks in a race to keep up.

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