President Obama this past week made strong remarks to spur Congress and populist support toward banking regulatory reform.
But what's likely to happen? And when?
"There might be stronger regulatory reform than people thought six months ago," says Christie Sciacca, formerly with the Federal Deposit Insurance...
Credit reports, social networks and international background checks - these are three of the hottest topics in employment background screening, according to Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a CA-based firm.
In an exclusive interview, Lester Rosen, President and CEO of ESR, discusses:
The top 10 trends in...
Interview with Lydia Parnes, Former Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection
Privacy, data security and consumer protection - three of the top concerns to organizations everywhere. And they are three of the topics nearest and dearest to Lydia Parnes, former director of the Federal Trade Commission's...
Interview with Brian Hurdis, EVP Technology Services, FIS
Third-party service providers are a staple of banking services in the information era. How can banking institutions get the most from these relationships?
Brian Hurdis, executive vice president of technology services at FIS, discusses:
What are the new year's top trends in banking, payments and security?
Javelin Strategy & Research has just released its Top 10 Trends report for 2010. James Van Dyke, president of Javelin, discusses:
Top headlines from the new report;
Biggest threats to banks, payments and security;
The "next big thing" in...
Information security is the hot career option for professionals in 2010 and beyond.
This is the prediction of David Foote of Foote Partners, the FL-based consultancy that tracks IT skills and competencies. In a look ahead at 2010 and beyond, Foote discusses:
the security careers "bubble" and how it began;
Malware is increasingly sophisticated, and social media are the common new venues for attacks.
These are the headlines from the latest Cisco Annual Security Report. Patrick Peterson, Cisco senior fellow, offers highlights of the report, discussing:
Top trends and threats;
The risks to specific vertical...
In the fall of 2008, we first spoke with Mike Jacobson, chair of the Nebraska Bankers Association, asking him about the state of customer confidence on Main St., vs. on Wall Street.
One year later, we reconnect with Jacobson to discuss:
The state of banking in Nebraska now;
How community banks have been hurt by...
The Advanced Persistent Threat - what exactly is it, and how are organizations vulnerable?
Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security, explains the threat and the challenges to mitigating it. In an exclusive interview, Gula discusses:
Why some organizations are especially vulnerable;
Strategies and solutions...
It's been over one year now since banking regulators began examining institutions for compliance with the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule. What have been the common deficiencies, and what will examiners be expecting in year two?
Jeff Kopchik, senior policy analyst with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...
Marcus Ranum has a unique take on the biggest information security threats to organizations and individuals.
A renowned expert in secure systems and design, Ranum, currently the CSO of Tenable Network Security, offers a new look at topics such as the risks of cloud computing and what he calls the myth of cyber...
Interview with Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource
Financial scams and incidents of medical identity theft are on the rise - and they're among the main threats to business and consumers in 2010.
This is the warning from Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center. In an exclusive...
Interview with Wade Baker and Alex Hutton of Verizon Business
Earlier this year, Verizon Business unveiled its much-heralded 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report.
Now, the company has just released its 2009 Supplemental Data Breach Report, which reveals the 15 most common attacks against organizations.
What's ahead for information security professionals in 2010?
Barbara Massa, VP of Global Talent Acquisition at McAfee, Inc. speaks to the results of the new Information Security Today Career Trends Survey, discussing:
How the results speak to the maturity of the information security profession;
Business risks have grown in size and complexity in 2009. How, then, must risk management evolve to meet the challenges of 2010?
James Pajakowski, EVP of Global Risk Solutions with Protiviti, shares his insight on:
The risk management trends for 2010;
How information security professionals must meet the new...