Earlier this week, I blogged on what have been the most popular interviews I've conducted in 2009 - and there have been a lot of them.
Today I'd like to talk about my favorite interviews of the year. And there have been a magnificent seven of those.
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 Security, offers a new look at topics such as the risks of cloud computing and what he calls the myth of cyber warfare.
This is always a fun exercise.
I spent some time today looking back over all the articles we published (so far) in 2009.
And that number is 891, by the way - an average of just over 17 per week, or three-plus per weekday. But the number that concerned me most is 10 - what have been the top 10 most popular stories...
Interview with Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource Center
Financial scams and incidents of medical identity theft are on the rise - and they're among the main threats to business and consumers in 2010. This is the warning from Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center.
This is the last thing you'd want during the holiday season.
I lost my purse at a local movie theater recently, and within a couple hours realized my loss. Nervously, I rushed to the customer service department, all the while hoping to get my grey tote bag handed safely from underneath the counter.
If you thought 2009 was a tough year in terms of regulatory scrutiny, wait until 2010.
With regulatory reform and consumer protection high on the agenda, financial institutions should face new pressures on several fronts, say industry observers.
Here are the top regulatory issues for banking institutions to...
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 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...
Was Citibank breached by hackers who siphoned tens of millions of dollars from the bank's customers?
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported news of an FBI investigation into an alleged Citibank computer security breach by hackers linked to a Russian cyber gang.
Citigroup executives, however, categorically...
It's a never-ending battle -- the list of naughty and downright evil security threats that challenge financial institutions and security professionals.
From organized crime to SQL injection, here are the experts' choices of eight major security threats to watch in 2010.
Heartland Payment Systems will pay $3.6 million to American Express to settle charges relating to Heartland's landmark data breach.
The payment, Heartland says in a press release announcing the settlement, resolves "all intrusion-related issues between the two parties" regarding the breach of an estimated 130...
When it comes to protecting their customers' identities, how do the major banking institutions rate?
Javelin Strategy & Research has just released a new Banking Identity Safety Scorecard that ranks the major institutions. In an exclusive interview about the report, James Van Dyke discusses:
How the scorecard was...
While most people are planning time off from work over the holidays, criminals are working overtime this season on new scams to steal personal data.
The latest fraud schemes come from Connecticut, Hawaii and Oklahoma.