The TJX data breach. The Bank of India hack. The San Diego County wildfires. It's been a year full of memorable disasters - and some notable recoveries and regulations, too.
As we reflect on the biggest stories of 2007, it's clear that bad news was big. Some of our most popular stories were about Commerce Bank,...
Betsy Broder, Assistant Director in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, discusses Identity Theft from a consumer's perspective, including:
The biggest areas of concern for consumers re: ID Theft
The state of consumer awareness
Fundamental best-practices to fight ID...
Rebecca Herold, privacy expert
Many different types of privacy breaches continue to plague organizations and their third-party service providers. Hear Rebecca Herold discuss:
Data breach response plans â€“ where are the holes?
Notification plans (or lack thereof)
How to involve and ensure the security...
Greg Kyrytschenko, Information Security Manager, People's United Bank, CT., discusses identity and access management, including:
â€¢ How he tackled his own institutionâ€™s identity management project
â€¢ The value of automating user lifecycle management
â€¢ The ROI of identity and access...
Matthew Speare, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, M & T Bank Corporation, discusses the practical application of computer forensics in banking institutions, including:
How forensics has made a difference at his institution
How to establish your own forensics program
Advice for banking executives...
What happens to the victims of identity theft?
What becomes of these people who turn to their financial institution â€“ who want only to talk to someone who understands what they are going through and can help them fix the problem?
Thatâ€™s where the Identity Theft Assistance Center steps in.
Philip Alexander, Information Security Officer at a Major US Financial Institution
Philip Alexander hasnâ€™t just studied data breach disclosure laws and their subtle differences state-by-state â€“ heâ€™s written the book on the topic (Data Breach Disclosure Laws â€“ a State by State...
The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) may have agreed to pay more than $40 million in a recently-announced settlement with Visa, but the collateral damage might have been significantly worse had the case gone to trial and revealed details of the security/compliance conditions that allowed customer data to be breached....
To keep up with ever-changing technologies and security risks, the FDIC last week released an updated version of its Information Technology (IT) examination procedures for FDIC-supervised financial institutions.
A Florida man arrested after the data theft of millions of customer records has pled guilty in Federal court in Tampa. The Fidelity National Information Services/Certegy Check Services data theft case first broke in July. (Related story: Fidelityâ€™s Data Theft Yet Another Signpost on Insider Threat) The senior...
'Tis the season - for an upsurge in phishing attacks.
Researchers at information security company Cyveillance saw more than a 300 percent jump in attacks on Thanksgiving Day. This one-day spike is a tactic used by criminals, who like to strike on holiday weekends, often targeting smaller businesses and credit...