Securing identities and other data and complying with regulations that make it law were among the hot topics fielded by the security and risk experts at Forrester Research in 2010, the think firm said in a new report.
A South Carolina online banking specialist made a P2P shot across the bow recently when it said it was using PayPal as the person-to-person payment engine on its Internet banking platform.
The security and risk experts at Forrester Research get hundreds of inquiries a month and use that input to help decide what to research. So what were the hot topics in 2010?
Credit unions offering mobile banking should probably be aware that analysts such as Forrester Research's Sarah Rotman Epps predict sharp growth among iPad users and those buying the coming wave of competitors.
Credit unions use technology that's constantly evolving, so it makes sense for their security strategies to evolve as well.
Credit union marketers wondering where they can reach their members might consider this: The average U.S. consumer now spends as much time online as watching television.
Credit unions running on Windows XP should be preparing themselves for the move to Windows 7 soon, according to Forrester Research.
Today, the baby boomer population is one of the largest in the United States. In fact, there were almost 76 million Americans born during the baby boomer period, from 1948 to 1960.
Credit union IT shops may well find themselves supporting iPad and other tablet users sooner rather than later.
Forrester Research is recommending that businesses using the Windows XP operating system get ready to make the move to Windows 7.