So, how many banking institutions have failed in 2009?
If you pay attention to the popular news media, then your answer is 106. And you'd be partially right. That is the number of FDIC-insured banks to have failed this year - the most in any year since about two President Bushes ago.
It doesn't surprise me to hear that even top law enforcement officials don't bank online because they almost fell for a phisher's line of "Your bank account has been compromised, click here to reset your password..."
There is no such thing as the hack-proof computer.
Once we accept that reality, the next challenge is to acknowledge that a certain amount of IT risk is a part of conducting business. Risks also come in many different forms. I'm often asked which is worse -- regulatory, policy or compliance risk? I believe it may...
Risk management. Audit & compliance. Fraud, investigations and forensics.
What do these three topics have in common? They're the information security areas with the greatest potential for job growth, according to our new Information Security Today Career Trends Survey.
A recent conversation with a security researcher in Israel gave me a real feeling of dread. Toward the end of our talk, I asked Uri Rivner, head of new technologies, consumer identity protection, RSA Security, about what he sees on the horizon for online attacks against banking customers. What he told me wasn't good...
Well, it is good to finally have a number to go along with the Heartland Payment Systems data breach, and even better that three hackers have been indicted for the crime. Albert Gonzalez, a 28- year-old identified as the lead hacker, faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
She did a Geithner.
In making her first public appearance since delivering her long-awaited cybersecurity review to President Obama last week, Melissa Hathaway took to the stage at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. And she did exactly what Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was criticized for when...
By now we've all heard the buzz term "Web 2.0" - but how many of you truly grasp what it means?
For some time, even those entrenched in Internet marketing and technologies struggled to define the term (brings to mind "GRC"), and nowadays it seems more appropriate to describe web 2.0 by giving examples of specific...