Financial institutions should take this week, National Consumer Protection Week, and make every day one to protect their customers from the scammers, phishers, hackers, and downright evil doers who reside in the underbelly of society.
C. Warren Axelrod is a veteran banking/security executive and thought-leader, and in an exclusive interview at the RSA Conference 2010 he discusses top security trends and threats, including:
Axelrod is currently executive advisor for the Financial...
It's been almost a year since the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its red flag advisory about foreclosure scams. Now it looks like the agency sees another spike in mortgage modification scams hitting the U.S.
I'm excited about today's launch of the 2010 Banking Information Security Today Survey, and you should be, too.
Think about it: Identity theft, fraud, regulatory compliance, vendor management, security awareness, risk management, privacy. These topics have no industry loyalty; they're common to all public and...
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 (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Now a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson...
I remember Jan. 20, 2009, as a date of historic significance. Not only did the country see the swearing in of the first African American U.S. President, but at the same time as the country's eyes were on Washington, D.C., there was another historic event happening.
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 VanDyke, 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;
The call to aid the devastated country of Haiti came just hours after a 7.0 earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean island on Tuesday.
Just as quickly as the tweets came in asking for donations, so too came the cyber criminals looking to divert funds from legitimate charities to their own pockets.
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...
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 Security, offers a new look at topics such as the risks of cloud computing and what he calls the myth of cyber warfare.
The 10 most significant events regarding government cybersecurity in 2009 saw its genesis with the inauguration of a Blackberry-toting chief executive, the most tech-savvy president to occupy the Oval Office.