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Protect Your Digital Life With Directives

Sharing passwords won’t work with two-factor authentication or biometrics. What now? The stories of families figuring out how to access their loved one’s digital life are just beginning.  Here are just two: A professional man works diligently to create an estate plan, doing everything necessary to protect his wife. Then he commits suicide. After the … Continue reading “Protect Your Digital Life With Directives”

Directive Communication Systems’ Lee Poskanzer in Next Avenue

I’m pleased to share with you an article from Next Avenue, part of the PBS public media system, in which Dr. Carla Sofka and Lee Poskanzer served as expert sources for writer Mark Ray about the “netiquette” of navigating social media during death and grieving. The article also appeared online at Forbes, which shares Next … Continue reading “Directive Communication Systems’ Lee Poskanzer in Next Avenue”

Kudos to The Wall Street Journal on Digital Afterlife

Kudos to The Wall Street Journal’s Abigail Summerville, who really gets the problem of digital afterlife. She nails it, in fact: “Social-media giants, with hundreds of millions of accounts, are increasingly grappling with how to handle digital legacies of users who have died.” A few points we want you to consider: 1 – Social-media giants … Continue reading “Kudos to The Wall Street Journal on Digital Afterlife”

Passwords are a Thief’s Best Friend: $2.1 Million Stolen from Dead Customers and Dormant Accounts

Here’s another reason why it’s important to control and manage digital assets during life and after death. A supervisor at Vanguard Group was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $2.1 million from the accounts of dead or inactive customers through the use of passwords that he stole from his own staff. Vanguard is … Continue reading “Passwords are a Thief’s Best Friend: $2.1 Million Stolen from Dead Customers and Dormant Accounts”

Florida Bankers Association Welcomes Lee Poskanzer to Trust & Wealth Management Conference

I’m pleased to have been invited to speak at the 61st Annual Trust & Wealth Management Conference, presented by the Florida Bankers Association on September 26th. The fact that such an august association of bankers is including digital assets in their annual gathering reflects the growing importance of this new asset class even in traditional … Continue reading “Florida Bankers Association Welcomes Lee Poskanzer to Trust & Wealth Management Conference”