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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 community banks can avoid being targets for cyber crooks

    Howard Altman May 19, 2020

    By embracing a strategic approach with more robust protections, institutions could reduce risks of outside attack.

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  • Work from home presents a data security challenge for banks

    Howard Altman Apr 9, 2020

    Cyber hygiene is imperative as thousands of spare rooms, couches and dining tables now serve as remote offices.

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  • Bankers beware: Deepfake technology is ever more real

    Howard Altman Mar 20, 2020

    Financial industry expects to see more sophisticated attacks by scammers.

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  • Bearing down on payments fraud in 2020

    Howard Altman Jan 9, 2020

    As systems get faster and more diverse, fraudsters are only stepping up their nefarious strategies. Here’s how to stay safe.

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  • Faster payments, faster payments fraud: How to battle the bad guys

    Howard Altman Oct 9, 2019

    The information fraudsters steal and create wreaks havoc on the payments ecosystem. Here's how banks can better protect customers—and themselves.

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  • Outhacking hackers: As Iran ramps up cyberattacks, banks find new ways to fight back

    Howard Altman Aug 22, 2019

    After a period of relative stability, Iran-U.S. tensions are on the rise. The question isn’t whether state hackers will go after financial services targets, but how and for how long.

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