Privacy, data security and consumer protection - three of the top concerns to organizations everywhere. And they are three of the topics nearest and dearest to Lydia Parnes, former director of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Now a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson...
Third-party service providers are a staple of banking services in the information era. How can banking institutions get the most from these relationships?
Brian Hurdis, executive vice president of technology services at FIS, discusses:
The biggest information security challenges facing banking institutions in...
I remember Jan. 20, 2009, as a date of historic significance. Not only did the country see the swearing in of the first African American U.S. President, but at the same time as the country's eyes were on Washington, D.C., there was another historic event happening.
The Advanced Persistent Threat - what exactly is it, and how are organizations vulnerable?
Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security, explains the threat and the challenges to mitigating it. In an exclusive interview, Gula discusses:
Why some organizations are especially vulnerable;
Strategies and solutions...
It is time to address the issue of protecting our identity and thanks to the federal government's implementation of PIV smart card credentials; we have a proven technology in place that could be leveraged for a much broader audience.
What are the new year's top trends in banking, payments and security?
Javelin Strategy & Research has just released its Top 10 Trends report for 2010. James VanDyke, president of Javelin, discusses:
Top headlines from the new report;
Biggest threats to banks, payments and security;
The "next big thing" in...
Information security is the hot career option for professionals in 2010 and beyond.
This is the prediction of David Foote of Foote Partners, the FL-based consultancy that tracks IT skills and competencies. In a look ahead at 2010 and beyond, Foote discusses:
the security careers "bubble" and how it began;
The call to aid the devastated country of Haiti came just hours after a 7.0 earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean island on Tuesday.
Just as quickly as the tweets came in asking for donations, so too came the cyber criminals looking to divert funds from legitimate charities to their own pockets.
Malware is increasingly sophisticated, and social media are the common new venues for attacks.
These are the headlines from the latest Cisco Annual Security Report. Patrick Peterson, Cisco senior fellow, offers highlights of the report, discussing:
Top trends and threats;
The risks to specific vertical...
The $60 million settlement announced by Heartland Payment Systems and Visa on Friday didn't come without some provisions (translated: strings attached) for those institutions thinking about taking the settlement offer.