"The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) today announced they are teaming up to help community banks manage the security of their technology infrastructures and battle emerging security risks.
Announced at ICBA's National Convention and Techworld this week in Las Vegas, the alliance between Microsoft and ICBA will bring informative materials, CEO webcasts and an eight-city educational series on data security to ICBA's nearly 5,000 members. In addition, Microsoft will work with ICBA members through regular surveys and meetings to continue to tailor its software solutions with the security needs of community banks in mind."
Suckers. But the small bank subsector is a major target of financial tech houses this year, and MSFT already has the fix in with SWIFT.