Technology / Social Media

  • Retirement Industry Council Convenes to Focus on Protection of Retirement Accounts
    Retirement Industry Council Convenes to Focus on Protection of Retirement Accounts

    FS-ISAC AND SPARK Institute partner to focus on protecting 401(k) firms, mutual and pension funds

    The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), in partnership with the SPARK Institute, today announced the creation of the Retirement Industry Council (RIC) to help promote voluntary information sharing and threat intelligence to members within the retirement industry that administer plans like 401(k), individual retirement accounts and pension funds.
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  • Women Have Fundamentally Different Journeys to Financial Wellness
    Women Have Fundamentally Different Journeys to Financial Wellness

    Study: Confident... in all but investing

    A new Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, “Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line,” celebrates the progress made by women while examining the financial challenges women still face throughout their lives, and offers potential solutions.
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  • Cyber Is Growing Into the Risk That ‘Connects Them All’
    Cyber Is Growing Into the Risk That ‘Connects Them All’

    The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law coming into force

    In a meeting at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.’s (RIMS) conference in San Antonio, TX, a panel of insurance and risk management executives said more insureds are becoming aware and asking for broader coverage of the many forms of loss that can be triggered when an organization’s network is compromised.
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  • Don’t Fear The Robot (But Don’t Become One Either)
    Don’t Fear The Robot (But Don’t Become One Either)

    Employers and Employees Embrace Automation but Fear Loss of Workplace Humanity

    Rather than fearing the robot, employers and employees are embracing its potential with open arms, new data from MetLife reveals. But, they are worried about losing a sense of human connection within the workplace.
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  • Insurance Industry’s Rapid Pace of Change Calls for Paradigm Shift
    Insurance Industry’s Rapid Pace of Change Calls for Paradigm Shift

    Companies have to continually refine and enhance their Enterprise Risk Management

    Keeping up with the pace of technological change and advancements, the globalization of capital markets, and other macro-environmental changes, means that companies have to continually refine and enhance their enterprise risk management (ERM) programs.
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  • Strong Social Media Presence Critical Part of Success for Advisors
    Strong Social Media Presence Critical Part of Success for Advisors

    Many consumers go online for information, comparison and advice on financial products

    April 10, 2018 – When it comes to purchasing life insurance, consumers are engaging online and through social media platforms as a way to evaluate financial products and financial professionals.
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  • Have You Done Your Digital Spring Cleaning?
    Have You Done Your Digital Spring Cleaning?

    Staying safer and more secure against the threat of cyber-theft

    With spring in full swing, there is a good chance that your weekend plans may include scrubbing, sweeping and sprucing up your home for the season. While clearing clutter is an annual ritual for many households, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) have teamed up to remind all consumers not…
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  • Another Day, Another Data Breach
    Another Day, Another Data Breach

    Eighty percent of Americans concerned about the ability of businesses to safeguard their financial and personal information

    New research fromThe American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Visit here.

    Another day, another data breach. Recent news about cybercriminals obtaining more than 5 million credit card numbers from high-end U.S. retailers joined a series of major hacks and online data breaches.
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  • Americans Look for Relief as Consumer Debt Levels Continue to Break Records
    Americans Look for Relief as Consumer Debt Levels Continue to Break Records

    Total U.S. consumer credit card debt officially hit $1 trillion

    The beginning of each year is usually a busy time for consumer credit counselors as people look to pay off holiday debt and achieve New Year's resolutions, but this year has been especially busy for the counseling team at Consolidated Credit.
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  • Small Businesses Overspending on Cybersecurity
    Small Businesses Overspending on Cybersecurity

    A smart investment, as part of a comprehensive plan

    A joint analysis of IT security spending conducted by Akouto and Alpha Logics shows a significant cost to businesses that underinvest in cybersecurity.
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  • Rise of the Robots Brings Benefits But Creates New Loss and Liability Scenarios for Businesses
    Rise of the Robots Brings Benefits But Creates New Loss and Liability Scenarios for Businesses

    Allianz AI: Potential for Large Scale Disruptions as Economies Become More Interconnected

    In the new report The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Future Outlook and Emerging Risks, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) identifies both the benefits and emerging risk concerns around the growing implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in society and industry, including the insurance sector.
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  • Legacy Cybersecurity Defenses Won’t Keep Pace with New Ransomware Threats
    Legacy Cybersecurity Defenses Won’t Keep Pace with New Ransomware Threats

    Study: Increasing Sophistication of Phishing, Malware, and Cryptojacking

    Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company, revealed the results from the 2018 edition of its annual threat report, which demonstrated attackers are constantly trying new ways to get around established defenses.
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  • AARP Launches New Brand Campaign: “Take On Today”
    AARP Launches New Brand Campaign: “Take On Today”

    New AARP Ads Fight Ageism and Celebrate Aging

    AARP has unveiled a new multiplatform brand campaign called "Take On Today." The new ads are designed to tell a fresh, inspiring story about possibilities and opportunities for people 50-plus by showcasing the iconic brand's core purpose: to empower people to choose how they live as they age
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