It's been a year since the financial services industry was first rocked by the global recession. The 'crisis of confidence' resulted in scores of bank failures, major mergers and acquisitions, and a very public cry for regulatory reform.
A year later ... is the banking industry better off?
William Isaac, former...
More than half of current cyber attacks against businesses and government agencies are focused on two common vulnerabilities, according to "The Top Cyber Security Risks," a new report based on data from actual attacks.
Organizations are doing a good job protecting their operating systems, but they're leaving their critical applications vulnerable to dangerous cyber threats.
This is the key takeaway - and to some extent the surprise - of the new Top Cybersecurity Risks report released on Sept. 15 by TippingPoint, Qualys, the...
Chase Bank has sent out data breach notification letters to an undisclosed number of customers after a computer tape with customers' personal information was reported missing from a third-party vendor's storage facility.
The economy has been down, but job opportunities are up for information security professionals with the right skills.
This is the posture of David Foote, CEO and chief research officer of Foote Partners, an IT workforce research firm.
Community Banking Leader Discusses Milestones, Challenges, Opportunities
Gail Mikolich stumbled into a banking career 23 years ago. Today, she is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Northeast Bank, a $400 million community bank based in Minneapolis.
In a discussion about careers in banking,...
Interview with Srinivas Mukkamala
When it comes to incident response, there's nothing for critical than first response. And first response skills are exactly what students are attaining in a unique information assurance program offered by New Mexico Tech.
In an exclusive interview, Srinivas Mukkamala of New...
Legal Insights on Data Privacy Trends and Breach Response
Your organization has been breached - how should you immediately respond? How should you not respond?
Alysa Hutnik, attorney with Kelley Drye in Washington, D.C., specializes in information security and privacy, counseling clients on what to do after a...
Preliminary legal hearings have begun in the class action suit against Heartland Payment Systems, the U.S.-based payments processor that was breached in 2008
More than 30 financial institutions from 22 states have joined the lawsuit against Heartland, which is the largest data breach on record, with a reported 130...
The U.S. Treasury Department proposed tough global standards on capital and liquidity at financial institutions, citing the need to reduce the chance of another international financial meltdown. The new rules came a day before the G-20 meets in London.
The standards propose that higher capital levels at all banks...
While the Novel A (H1N1) influenza virus (commonly known as Swine Flu) may have been off the radar over the summer, business continuity experts warn that organizations must be prepared for the virus to return with a vengeance.
Schools are back in session in the U.S., the weather is cooling, and the fall flu season is close at hand.
So, how should businesses and government agencies prepare for the expected widespread return of the H1N1 virus?
Regina Phelps, a noted expert in pandemic preparedness, updates us on H1N1,...
As summer draws to an end, schools reopen and Labor Day arrives, there's something else that everyone is looking to return: the H1N1 flu virus. U.S. organizations handled the so-called swine flu virus spread in the spring, but now is the time to ask: Are you and your staff ready for its return?