Years ago, when I learned to drive and got my first cars, my approach to automobile maintenance was: If the "Check Engine" light came on, keep driving. Whatever the problem is, I'll drive out of it.
I see a disturbingly similar pattern now in the banking industry.
More than half of current cyber attacks against businesses and government agencies are focused on two common vulnerabilities, according to "The Top Cyber Security Risks," a new report based on data from actual attacks.
Organizations are doing a good job protecting their operating systems, but they're leaving their critical applications vulnerable to dangerous cyber threats.
This is the key takeaway - and to some extent the surprise - of the new Top Cybersecurity Risks report released on Sept. 15 by TippingPoint, Qualys, the...
Chase Bank has sent out data breach notification letters to an undisclosed number of customers after a computer tape with customers' personal information was reported missing from a third-party vendor's storage facility.
Legal Insights on Data Privacy Trends and Breach Response
Your organization has been breached - how should you immediately respond? How should you not respond?
Alysa Hutnik, attorney with Kelley Drye in Washington, D.C., specializes in information security and privacy, counseling clients on what to do after a...
TJX. Hannaford. Heartland. Those are the names we all know, the famous fraud stories we all can recite by heart.
But who knows about Unique Industrial Product Co., a Sugar Land, Tex.-based company that lost $1.2 million to fraudsters this last April?
I got a call recently from a friend of mine (let's call her Sally) who is a fraud expert in the financial services industry. She had just heard from her bank, US Bank, asking if she'd been to Orlando recently. She responded no, she hadn't (It is never a good thing when your bank asks if you've been somewhere you...
A veteran cybersecurity pro, Shane Sims shares his insights on trends he's seeing as cybercrime continues to hit all companies, including financial institutions. Sims is currently a Director in the Forensic Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he provides investigative, forensic technology, security...
To be filed under the category of "One small step, one giant leap ..."
It's just come to my attention that when President Obama revealed his administration's cybersecurity policy at the end of May, the document's introduction featured a prominent reference to an article published on our sites in February of this year.
The power of social networking web sites can be measured by just looking at the number of hits (or visits) to a person's web page on such well-known sites as MySpace or Facebook.
The negative side web users should consider before placing information on such social networking sites include the connection one...
Data and privacy protection - there's much that government, industry and consumers alike can do to improve information security. And the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is at the heart of education and enforcement efforts.
In an exclusive interview, the FTC's Joel Winston discusses:
Top privacy risks facing...