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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.

  • 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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  • From hacks and attacks to guarding your back: Eight actions security-savvy banks need to take

    Howard Altman Oct 27, 2016

    The recent attack that shut down Twitter and Airbnb shows the vulnerabilities banks still face. But experts insist protective measures are plentiful.

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