So, General Motors files for bankruptcy today. Whoever thought such an event would unfold in our lifetimes - that the U.S. leader in one of the top industries of the 20th century would sputter into the 21st and end up broken down beside the road, like a car whose owner neglected to heed the "Check engine" light?
It's "tweet" time! Information Security Media Group (ISMG) has just registered with Twitter.com to start providing regular updates to audience members who also are enjoying the tweet life.
OK, so I know some of you out there are still kinda dying to know, but don't dare to ask - what is Twitter?
OK, so today's the day.
After two months of anxious anticipation, today is May 19, the deadline Visa set for financial institutions to file fraud claims related to the Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) data breach.
I'd like to think we saved the best for last.
This past Friday, as the annual RSA Conference concluded, I presented the results of our annual Banking Information Security Today survey to a surprisingly packed house of banking/security leaders, regulators, consultants and vendors.
She did a Geithner.
In making her first public appearance since delivering her long-awaited cybersecurity review to President Obama last week, Melissa Hathaway took to the stage at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. And she did exactly what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was criticized for when...
Observations from day one of the RSA Conference.
Edgar Allan Poe might be the conference theme, but the topic everybody is talking about? Government.
From financial regulatory reform and compliance to the Obama Administration on cybersecurity, attendees and sponsors alike all are talking about the convergence of...
And so it begins ...
As this morning dawns on San Francisco, so begins the 2009 edition of the RSA Conference.
As anyone in information security can tell you, this is the Mardi Gras, the Super Bowl, the event in the industry. It's where security professionals from all walks of the public and private sectors come...
OK, so it's April 15, and everyone's mind turns to taxes and filing returns.
Me? I'm thinking of the pace of failed banking institutions we've seen so far this year - and wondering just how much we're taxing the FDIC's insurance fund.
OK, so here's a reaction I never expected.
We've talked a lot about the banking crisis over the past year - the differences between Wall Street and Main Street, and how all financial institutions are impacted in one way or another by fallout from the industry's "3 B's," Bailouts, Bernie and Bonuses.
Angry about the Heartland data breach?
Anxious because you have an upcoming regulatory exam?
Frustrated by the effects of the global recession, and wondering when the heck we're going to climb out of it?
Clearing my desk and my head this morning...
Interesting nuance in the Heartland Payment Systems breach this week. Did you read the article about Visa and the security update it's presenting to its network of processors? In one part of this presentation, Visa discusses myths and facts about PCI DSS compliance, and...
So, today's the day.
When Bernard Madoff appears in court this morning, presumably to plead guilty to at least a portion of the fraud he committed in his $50 billion Ponzi scheme, the world will be watching.
OK, so how many payment processor data breaches are we talking about - one or two? That's been the big question we've been trying to sort out this week. And I'm not sure anyone knows definitively. If they do, they're not telling.
I read the news today, oh, boy.
About another credit card processor that supposedly has been breached, exposing consumers and cards to potential fraud.
This news comes almost a month exactly after Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) went public with news of its data breach sometime in 2008.