Looking ahead to 2009, banking/security guru Steve Katz quotes the ancient proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
With a new administration, new banking landscape and regulatory changes expected, we live in interesting times, indeed.
Getting people on the phone this time of year can be quite a challenge. Between getting ready for the holidays, celebrating the holidays and trying to wrap up everything outstanding before year end there's simply a shortage of available time. And so as we work on building out the project schedule for the first...
Wow - we've been part of quite a bit of quick decision-making recently. Financial institutions going out of business almost overnight, trillions of dollars being offered from the U.S. government in the blink of an eye, and the largest in the industry merging with and/or acquiring peer institutions within weeks.
Sitting down at your desk wondering how you're going to get your info sec budget through the next finance meeting unscathed and still manage to meet all of your department's regulatory requirements? Well, I can assure you, you're not alone.
Say the words $50 billion. Sort of rolls off your tongue. I'd be really upset if my family, firm or investment company had invested money with Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme. It is shaping up to be one of the biggest investment frauds ever.
I've heard that timing is the key to comedy; it may well be true for information security as well.
Late last week I'd sent an email to the BIS (BankInfoSecurity.com) team suggesting that they consider publishing a piece about phishing. I've been getting clobbered with a wide-range of phishing emails over the past...
When most financial professionals think of the recently enacted ID Theft Red Flags Rule, they shudder, then groan. You know the feeling of that regulatory burden on your shoulders. Another regulation to comply with; when will it stop?
I just concluded a strange twenty-four hour period as relates to current events.
It started on Monday evening, when I read an Associated Press story online about how the Bush administration ignored the developing problems in the financial markets.
Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of BankInfoSecurity.com and CUInfosecurity.com, recently posed few questions to Gary S. Baker, Partner, Enterprise Risk Deloitte & Touche LLP, and a senior ISACA leader on IT Governance and Assurance. In this exclusive interview, Gary S. Baker an audit and IT...
Interview with Dwayne Melancon, VP of Corporate and Business Development, Tripwire
Regulatory compliance - it's the priority that never goes away for banking institutions. And in today's economy, it's the lynchpin of the safety and soundness that customers need to see to retain confidence.
In this exclusive...
Red flags, vendor management, business continuity and disaster recovery. If banking/security leaders thought that 2008 was a challenging year for keeping up with regulatory mandates, the old rock and roll song's lyrics say it best: "You ain't seen nothing yet."
Based on expert insight, the following 10 regulatory...
I'm excited about the news we're announcing today re: opening access to all of the articles on our site.
With more people able to view our stories w/o first having to register or log in, that will enable more opportunities for folks to comment on our stories, which then fuels one of my favorite parts of this job:...