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Bank of the West Small Business Fraud Brochure

San Francisco, CA | March 19, 2014

Despite rising fraud threat, majority of Small Business owners lack proper security policies. Our national survey shows small businesses show less concern until they become victims themselves.

For more information on the survey, view our Fighting Fraud: Small Business Owners Attitudes About Fraud Prevention and Security Brochure.

Educating Bank of the West Customers and Employees

San Francisco, CA | May 26, 2013

Fraud is a complicated, multi-faceted area where consumers and businesses need reliable and on-going awareness education on emerging fraud trends and on ways to avoid them.

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Protect Your Organization's Accounts from Financial Trojans

San Francisco, CA | Oct 26, 2012

The wide spread use of online banking among consumers has spurred criminals to focus on new ways of collecting personal data. Cybercriminals have expanded their scope through the use of Trojan horse programs. Trojans exploit the security weaknesses within computer operating systems and download malicious software through web browsers that appear to be legitimate.

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Mobile Banking Security

San Francisco, CA | March 30, 2012

Smartphones and other mobile devices have become ubiquitous tech accessories allowing us to connect to social media, access current events, read books, listen to music, play games and manage finances. If you participate in any of these activities, chances are you've used mobile apps. Mobile apps are software programs you download and access directly from your smartphone.

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Online Security for Small to Medium Sized Businesses

San Francisco, CA | November 18, 2011

A September 2011 Symantec Poll1 of small to medium sized businesses revealed that these organizations are aware of online threats, but feel that their small size makes them less vulnerable to attack.

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Banking Safely Online

San Francisco, CA | October 1, 2011

By participating in industry roundtables, our security experts stay informed about the most recent malware and browser-based threats. Here are our 7 top tips for conducting your online banking safely.

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"Man in the Browser" Attacks

San Francisco, CA | October 1, 2011

As Financial Institutions strengthen their detection and prevention of phishing and email scams, fraudsters have found a new way to target customers via online banking websites.

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