What's one of the biggest threats to Florida banking institutions? Regulatory reform, according to Alex Sanchez, head of the Florida Bankers Association.
"We're easy targets," says Sanchez, who fears Main Street institutions will take it on the chin from legislators for economic mistakes made by Wall Street and...
With Howard Schmidt's appointment as national cybersecurity coordinator, his role as president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) has been filled by Kevin Richards, a risk management advisor with Crowe Horwath.
In an exclusive interview, Richards discusses:
Top agenda items for ISSA in...
Risk management today - it's less about pure technology, more about business acumen and pure communication skills.
This is the position of Kenneth Newman, VP & Information Security Manager at Central Pacific Bank. In an interview about top risk management trends, Newman discusses:
Scope of the risk management...
What's the cost of a data breach?
The Ponemon Institute is out with its 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study, and in an exclusive interview Dr. Larry Ponemon discusses:
The current cost of a data breach - and how it's risen since 2009;
Data breach trends across industry;
What organizations should do to...
President Obama this past week made strong remarks to spur Congress and populist support toward banking regulatory reform.
But what's likely to happen? And when?
"There might be stronger regulatory reform than people thought six months ago," says Christie Sciacca, formerly with the Federal Deposit Insurance...
Credit reports, social networks and international background checks - these are three of the hottest topics in employment background screening, according to Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a CA-based firm.
In an exclusive interview, Lester Rosen, President and CEO of ESR, discusses:
The top 10 trends in...
Interview with Lydia Parnes, Former Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection
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...
Interview with Brian Hurdis, EVP Technology Services, FIS
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:
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 Van Dyke, 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;
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...
In the fall of 2008, we first spoke with Mike Jacobson, chair of the Nebraska Bankers Association, asking him about the state of customer confidence on Main St., vs. on Wall Street.
One year later, we reconnect with Jacobson to discuss:
The state of banking in Nebraska now;
How community banks have been hurt by...
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's been over one year now since banking regulators began examining institutions for compliance with the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule. What have been the common deficiencies, and what will examiners be expecting in year two?
Jeff Kopchik, senior policy analyst with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...
Marcus Ranum has a unique take on the biggest information security threats to organizations and individuals.
A renowned expert in secure systems and design, Ranum, currently the CSO of Tenable Network Security, offers a new look at topics such as the risks of cloud computing and what he calls the myth of cyber...