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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.

  • 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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  • The quest to secure payments security

    Howard Altman Apr 4, 2017

    The explosion in digital payments is attracting an unsavory lot. But new technologies may give banks an edge against fraudsters.

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  • Lights, cameras, inaction threaten banking security

    Howard Altman Mar 6, 2017

    Experts say it’s urgent to turn the focus back on finding and fixing internet vulnerabilities—and do it now—before the oncoming explosion of connected devices.

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  • Fake folks, real threat: How synthetic fraud fools financial institutions

    Howard Altman Dec 2, 2016

    While banks focus on identity theft, bogus digital personas allow fraudsters to steal — and go undetected.

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