Vendor management was one of the hot regulatory topics going into 2009, and it's only gotten hotter as the year has unfolded.
James Christiansen, a longtime financial services/security leader and currently CEO of Evantix, discusses:
Vendor management trends at financial institutions;
How the Heartland breach...
The spread of H1N1 flu in Australia, Britain, Chile, Japan and Spain has pushed the world closer to a pandemic, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
The newly-discovered flu strain has caused more infections than seasonal influenza at the start of Chile's flu season, heightening concern about the spread in...
Verizon Business investigated 90 major data breaches in 2008, including 285 million compromised records. Nearly Â¾ of those breaches were external hacks, and 99.9 percent of the records were compromised via servers and applications.
These are among the findings of Verizon's new 2009 Data Breach Investigations...
In a move to tighten down mortgage loan originators' credentials and stronger background checks, the federal financial institution regulatory agencies on Monday issued proposed rules that will require mortgage loan originators to meet registration requirements of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing...
In these times of mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry, identity and access management (IAM) is a huge challenge.
Mike Del Giudice of Crowe Horwath LLP shares insights on:
IAM trends in financial services;
How banking institutions are tackling IAM challenges;
The 'gotchas' to avoid.
From the president on down, the nation has a renewed focus on cybersecurity.
Nadia Short of General Dynamics, a major government/defense contractor, discusses:
The types of cybersecurity positions GD is filling;
Requirements for qualified personnel;
Potential career paths in cybersecurity.
Nadia D. Short...
Bank fraud has evolved over the last several years, but some classic variations keep financial institutions busy.
Here are six old fraud tricks that are back with new twists to bedevil fraud departments and information security professionals.
General Motors filed for bankruptcy early Monday, marking the end of an era for GM, as the troubled automaker now represents the largest bankruptcy in history. Once the world's largest automaker, now the ailing giant will be forced to close more than 10 plants and cut more than 20,000 jobs.
So, General Motors files for bankruptcy today. Whoever thought such an event would unfold in our lifetimes - that the U.S. leader in one of the top industries of the 20th century would sputter into the 21st and end up broken down beside the road, like a car whose owner neglected to heed the "Check engine" light?
Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced this week that his office has indicted 18 people from New York City for operating a bank fraud and identity theft scheme. The scheme resulted in the cashing of more than 1,000 counterfeit checks at several large banks.
There are more opportunities than ever for skilled information security professionals.
This is the belief of Gerald Masson, Director of Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, and in an exclusive interview he discusses:
Job prospects for information security professionals in the public and...
The National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) is the National Security Agency's principal gateway to the public, opening its doors in December 1993. Located adjacent to NSA Headquarters in Ft. George G. Meade, MD., the museum houses thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic...