Michael Daniel explains that among his biggest challenges as special assistant to the president is fully understanding the economics and psychology behind cybersecurity, topics that few people have mastered.
The 9/11 Commission, in its 10th anniversary report, cautions Americans and the U.S. government to treat cyberthreats more seriously than they did terrorist threats in the days and weeks before Sept. 11, 2001.
New research shows consumers believe online purchases are more secure than those made at bricks-and-mortar retailers. Researcher Shirley Inscoe of Aite explains why misconceptions about card fraud should be worrisome to banks.
A security expert and average consumers respond differently to the eBay breach. As most customers retain a high degree of faith in online merchant security, the expert believes eBay committed a serious sin in its lack of strong authentication.
Recognizing the security workforce shortage is one thing. Addressing it is quite another. What will it take to truly grow the workforce? Diana Burley of The George Washington University shares her vision.
Banking institutions must improve how they analyze cyber-threat intelligence. But without better tools, security leaders can't adequately anticipate new attacks, says Greg Garcia, the new executive director of the FSSCC.
Banking experts say the Retail Industry Leader Association's launch of a cyberthreat information sharing initiative is a good first step toward thwarting breaches, but it should build on the models used by other industries.
Security executives who attended ISMG's Fraud Summit Chicago said they see a growing need for sharing more cyber-intelligence with community banks and credit unions. But how else could smaller institutions improve their fraud-fighting efforts?
Embedding some information security practitioners within business units could help improve IT security awareness in many enterprises, reducing security risk, says Steve Durbin, global vice president of the Information Security Forum.
Paul Kleinschnitz, general manager of payment processor First Data's cybersecurity solutions team, says there are plenty of technologies to address payment card security, but cyberthreat awareness is still lacking.
The recent Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report notes more than 16,000 incidents in the past year where sensitive information was unintentionally exposed. "Nearly every incident involves some element of human error," the report notes.