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Just finished a new book, "Late Edition," by one of my favorite writers, Bob Greene. This is a touching, often funny memoir of Greene's days as a newspaper rookie in Columbus, Ohio in the 1960s.
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...
In the first step of its move toward end-to-end encryption, Heartland Payment Systems (HPY) last week completed the first phase of its pilot project.
Heartland, the sixth biggest payments processor, earlier this year announced that it was hit with a data breach, wherein credit card numbers and debit card...
The need to implement viable identity access management (IAM) solutions for the financial services industry has never been greater. The industry's largest entities have been at the front edge of adopting IAM solutions for nearly a decade. Now, mid-sized and smaller institutions are looking toward IAM to help prevent...
As I listened to Bernie Madoff get his prison sentence meted out to him by Judge Denny Chin, I felt some tinge of vindication. But not having been directly affected by the largest Ponzi scheme in history, I can't imagine what the more than 1,000 victims of his unprecedented crime felt at that same time.
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...
On Capitol Hill, expert witnesses testify about the need to beef up graduate-level education, not only to train needed cybersecurity professionals, but prepare the PhDs and others needed to educate IT security specialists. But just outside the Beltway that encircles Washington, community colleges - hoping to tap...
The Obama financial regulatory reform plan includes a new watchdog agency to protect consumers from deceptive or dangerous mortgages, credit cards, and other risky financial products. It can't come at a better time.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) - it's a challenge for banking institutions of all sizes. And with institutions continually merging, acquiring and establishing new partnerships, the IAM challenge is only growing.
In the face of fraud, enterprise authentication is the key to helping to prevent information security breaches. But how do you deploy solutions that are at once versatile, compliant and cost-effective?
Steve Neville, Director of Identity Products and Solutions at Entrust, discusses:
The top enterprise...
In these times of mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry, identity and access management (IAM) is a huge challenge.
Mike Del Giudice of Crowe Horwarth LLP shares insights on:
IAM trends in financial services;
How banking institutions are tackling IAM challenges;
The 'gotchas' to avoid.