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...
I'm excited about today's launch of the 2010 Banking Information Security Today Survey, and you should be, too.
Think about it: Identity theft, fraud, regulatory compliance, vendor management, security awareness, risk management, privacy. These topics have no industry loyalty; they're common to all public and...
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...
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?
Christie Sciacca, formerly with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, discusses:
The substance of Obama's proposals;
What's likely to occur in...
Passwords are the bane of my existence -- probably yours, too. In order to be a good, secure, computer and Internet user, ideally I should have a different password for every single application I use, website I register to, and place I visit on the Internet. I frequently have at least 10 to 15 different passwords and...
In the wake of major security incidents such as the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, critics have focused on the perceived flaws of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) and the role of qualified security assessors (QSAs).
Following are five myths and realities detailed by PCI compliance...
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) is one of the hottest topics in information security today. And PCI Quality Security Assessors (QSAs) are among the most sought-after of security professionals.
What, then, does it take to become a QSA?
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...
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...
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;...
Six banks were closed by state and federal regulators on Friday, Jan. 29. The largest of the institutions, First Regional Bank, Los Angeles, California, had $2.18 billion in assets under management.
These latest closings bring to 16 the total number of failed institutions so far in 2010.