Joe Bernik, a banking and security veteran, has recently joined Fifth Third Bank as its new CISO. Among his challenges: preventing external attacks and building better internal relationships with business partners.
In an exclusive interview, Bernik discusses:
The evolution of information security and risk...
From blogs to wikis, Facebook to Twitter, social media have taken over the workplace.
But how do security leaders manage social media before all these new tools and technologies become unmanageable?
Jerry Mechling is a prominent author and lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, and in an exclusive interview he...
What must financial institutions do to improve security education?
Identity theft expert Robert Siciliano shares his thoughts on the need to change the mindset of financial institutions when it comes to educating their customers about identity theft and security issues. Among the topics he discusses:
Increasingly, digital forensics is an important element of an information security program for organizations of all types and sizes.
But where can security leaders find qualified forensics professionals? How can these professionals obtain the skills and expertise they need to be successful?
Rob Lee of Mandiant...
What are the top fraud trends facing financial institutions in 2010?
Gartner's Avivah Litan shares her insights in an exclusive interview with Information Security Media Group's Linda McGlasson, discussing:
Increased number of attacks on strong authentication;
How to handle ACH fraud;
The biggest security...
Dena Haritos Tsamitis has an ambitious goal for the year: to improve cyber awareness among 10 million people globally.
The Director of Education, Training and Outreach at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab, Dena discusses:
The cyber awareness challenge among people of all ages;
Effective techniques for...
Interview with James Van Dyke of Javelin Strategy & Research
Identity fraud crimes expanded at a 12% rate in 2009. What can we expect to see in 2010?
Javelin Strategy & Research is out with its latest Identity Fraud Study. For insight on the study results and what they mean to organizations across industry,...
When it comes to enterprise security, an organization gets its tone from the top - even when the tone is set accidentally.
How do you set the right tone? That's the topic of the new book from former CISO Jennifer Bayuk: "Enterprise Security for the Executive: Setting the Tone from the Top."
In an interview about...
Career Insights from Srinvivas Mukkamala of New Mexico Tech.
Education, skills, experience - what exactly does it take to make it in an information security career today?
Srinivas Mukkamala, an educator and practitioner, offers unique insight on:
The necessary mindset for an information security professional;...
What's one of the biggest threats to Florida banking institutions? Regulatory reform, according to Alex Sanchez, head of the Florida Bankers Association.
"We're easy targets," says Sanchez, who fears Main Street institutions will take it on the chin from legislators for economic mistakes made by Wall Street and...
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
In an exclusive interview, Richards discusses:
Top agenda items for ISSA in...
Risk management today - it's less about pure technology, more about business acumen and pure communication skills.
This is the position of Kenneth Newman, VP & Information Security Manager at Central Pacific Bank. In an interview about top risk management trends, Newman discusses:
Scope of the risk management...
What's the cost of a data breach?
The Ponemon Institute is out with its 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study, and in an exclusive interview Dr. Larry Ponemon discusses:
The current cost of a data breach - and how it's risen since 2009;
Data breach trends across industry;
What organizations should do to...
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...