Four banks were closed by state and federal regulators on Friday, Feb. 19. The largest of the failed institutions was La Jolla Bank, a Pasadena, CA.-based bank with $3.6 billion in assets.
There have now been 21 failed banks and credit unions so far in 2010.
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...
Richard Chambers, President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has three words of advice for organizations, executives and auditors looking to improve the role of internal audit: "Follow the risk."
In an exclusive interview, Chambers discusses:
Impact of the economic recession on internal audit;
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...
"Systems compromised by this botnet provide the attackers not only user credentials and confidential information, but remote access inside the compromised networks," says Amit Yoran, CEO of NetWitness, which revealed the Kneber attacks.
Alex Cox, Research Consultant and Principal Analyst, NetWitness
Alex Cox, a research consultant and principal analyst at the IT security firm NetWitness, discovered last month the Kneber botnet, a variant of the ZueS Trojan that he says has infested 75,000 systems in 2,500 corporate and governmental organizations...
Spring is the season for the phishers to come and try to take advantage of to the unsuspecting public in the form of official-looking emails talking of tax refunds, as well as claims that the government has money waiting for them.
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...
Should software developers be held liable for their programming errors? A consortium of international cybersecurity experts says yes - and will present its plan for such a program on Tuesday. But at least one dissenting voice calls the effort "counterproductive and silly."
Are you and your customers better off today than you were a year ago?
This is the key question to be explored in the Banking Information Security Today survey. The 2010 study explores how banking/security leaders are responding to today's key banking issues, including fraud prevention, regulatory compliance and...
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...
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...