Philip Foley, a former marine, is a senior security analyst for governance, risk and compliance at Verizon Cybertrust Security. He works a minimum of 40 hours per week with extensive travel - and then dedicates another 10-12 hours to pursuing an online graduate degree in Information Assurance from Norwich University.
2010 is the Chinese year of the tiger - a fitting image for banking/security leaders that must be vigilant against the information security threats that challenge financial institutions and their customers.
To prepare for this New Year, we've prepared a Banking/Security Agenda that looks at fraud, regulatory...
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;
Earlier this week, I blogged on what have been the most popular interviews I've conducted in 2009 - and there have been a lot of them.
Today I'd like to talk about my favorite interviews of the year. And there have been a magnificent seven of those.
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.
This is always a fun exercise.
I spent some time today looking back over all the articles we published (so far) in 2009.
And that number is 891, by the way - an average of just over 17 per week, or three-plus per weekday. But the number that concerned me most is 10 - what have been the top 10 most popular stories...
Interview with Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource Center
Financial scams and incidents of medical identity theft are on the rise - and they're among the main threats to business and consumers in 2010. This is the warning from Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center.
This is the last thing you'd want during the holiday season.
I lost my purse at a local movie theater recently, and within a couple hours realized my loss. Nervously, I rushed to the customer service department, all the while hoping to get my grey tote bag handed safely from underneath the counter.
If you thought 2009 was a tough year in terms of regulatory scrutiny, wait until 2010.
With regulatory reform and consumer protection high on the agenda, financial institutions should face new pressures on several fronts, say industry observers.
Here are the top regulatory issues for banking institutions to...
In the fall of 2008, we first spoke with Mike Jacobson, chair of the Nebraska Bankers Association, asking him about the state of customer confidence on Main St., vs. on Wall Street.
One year later, we reconnect with Jacobson to discuss:
The state of banking in Nebraska now;
How community banks have been hurt by...
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...