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Help your organization close the door on malware

With the prevalence of cybersecurity in the news, keeping up with the latest threats can be difficult. One threat you shouldn’t overlook is malware, also known as malicious software. You may already be familiar with viruses, spyware, worms or bots – all of these terms refer to different types of malware, and they all have the potential to harm a target’s computer and network. As dangerous as malware can be, it’s often powerless without an entry point. Before malware can do its damage, hackers have to find a way to install it on a device or network. Understanding the tactics hackers use is a key step in protecting your institution from malware.
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Same Day ACH today: UMB shares its experience to date

UMB Bank NA of Kansas City, Missouri (UMB) was ready for Same Day ACH Phase 1 on day one. UMB Financial Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, originated more than 69 million Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions in 2015, making it the 25th largest ACH originator that year. We spoke with UMB Vice President and Payments Group Manager Tristan Thompson about UMB’s experience with Same Day ACH.
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Fed Facts: Year one wrap-up ... What is the Fed?

When we launched the monthly Fed Facts series in January, our goal was to share some fascinating and little-known tidbits about the Fed. As we wrap up 2016, we want to share a three-minute video produced by the Board that succinctly answers the question: What is the Fed? In 2017, we will continue to bring you Fed Facts, and we’d love to hear your suggestions. Tell us what you’re interested in learning about, and we’ll do the digging!
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Another year of FEDucation in the books

As the year comes to an end, it’s often a good time to look back and see all that you have accomplished in the past 12 months. As for Events and Education articles, we have covered a lot of ground in 2016! Hopefully the articles have provided some insight, offered useful tips and given you a well-rounded FEDucation. In that spirit, let’s take a look back on some highlights of what we have learned this year.
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